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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Company  \Com"pa*ny\,  n.;  pl  {Companies}.  [F.  compagnie  fr  OF 
  compaing.  See  {Companion}.] 
  1.  The  state  of  being  a  companion  or  companions;  the  act  of 
  accompanying;  fellowship;  companionship;  society;  friendly 
  intercourse.  --Shak. 
  Evil  company  doth  corrupt  good  manners.  --1  Cor.  xv 
  33.  (Rev. 
  Brethren,  farewell:  your  company  along  I  will  not 
  wish.  --Milton. 
  2.  A  companion  or  companions. 
  To  thee  and  thy  company  I  bid  A  hearty  welcome. 
  3.  An  assemblage  or  association  of  persons,  either  permanent 
  or  transient. 
  Thou  shalt  meet  a  company  of  prophets.  --1  Sam.  x. 
  4.  Guests  or  visitors,  in  distinction  from  the  members  of  a 
  family;  as  to  invite  company  to  dine. 
  5.  Society,  in  general;  people  assembled  for  social 
  Nature  has  left  every  man  a  capacity  of  being 
  agreeable,  though  not  of  shining  in  company. 
  6.  An  association  of  persons  for  the  purpose  of  carrying  on 
  some  enterprise  or  business;  a  corporation;  a  firm;  as 
  the  East  India  Company;  an  insurance  company;  a 
  joint-stock  company. 
  7.  Partners  in  a  firm  whose  names  are  not  mentioned  in  its 
  style  or  title;  --  often  abbreviated  in  writing;  as 
  Hottinguer  &  Co 
  8.  (Mil.)  A  subdivision  of  a  regiment  of  troops  under  the 
  command  of  a  captain,  numbering  in  the  United  States  (full 
  strength)  100  men. 
  9.  (Naut.)  The  crew  of  a  ship,  including  the  officers;  as  a 
  whole  ship's  company. 
  10.  The  body  of  actors  employed  in  a  theater  or  in  the 
  production  of  a  play. 
  {To  keep  company  with}.  See  under  {Keep},  v.  t. 
  Syn:  Assemblage;  assembly;  society;  group  circle;  crowd; 
  troop;  crew;  gang;  corporation;  association;  fraternity; 
  guild;  partnership;  copartnery;  union;  club;  party; 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Company  \Com"pa*ny\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Companied};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Companying}.] 
  To  accompany  or  go  with  to  be  companion  to  [Obs.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Company  \Com"pa*ny\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  associate. 
  Men  which  have  companied  with  us  all  the  time. 
  --Acts  i.  21. 
  2.  To  be  a  gay  companion.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
  3.  To  have  sexual  commerce.  [Obs.]  --Bp.  Hall. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  institution  created  to  conduct  business;  "he  only  invests 
  in  large  well-established  companies";  "he  started  the 
  company  in  his  garage" 
  2:  organization  of  performers  and  associated  personnel 
  (especially  theatrical);  "the  traveling  company  all  stayed 
  at  the  same  hotel"  [syn:  {troupe}] 
  3:  the  state  of  being  with  someone  "he  missed  their  company"; 
  "he  enjoyed  the  society  of  his  friends"  [syn:  {comradeship}, 
  {companionship},  {good  fellowship},  {fellowship},  {society}] 
  4:  small  military  unit;  usually  two  or  three  platoons 
  5:  a  band  of  people  associated  temporarily  in  some  activity; 
  "they  organized  a  party  to  search  for  food";  "the  company 
  of  cooks  walked  into  the  kitchen"  [syn:  {party}] 
  6:  a  social  gathering  of  guests  or  companions;  "the  house  was 
  filled  with  company  when  I  arrived" 
  7:  a  social  visitor;  "the  room  was  a  mess  because  he  hadn't 
  expected  company"  [syn:  {caller}] 
  8:  a  unit  of  firefighters  including  their  equipment:  "a 
  hook-and-ladder  company" 
  9:  crew  of  a  ship  including  the  officers;  the  whole  force  or 
  personnel  of  a  ship  [syn:  {ship's  company}] 
  v  :  be  a  companion  to  somebody  [syn:  {companion},  {accompany},  {keep 

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