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    Definition:
    Company - (n.) The state of being a companion or companions; the act of accompanying; fellowship; companionship; society; friendly intercourse.
    Company - (n.) A companion or companions.
    Company - (n.) An assemblage or association of persons, either permanent or transient.
    Company - (n.) Guests or visitors, in distinction from the members of a family; as, to invite company to dine.
    Company - (n.) Society, in general; people assembled for social intercourse.
    Company - (n.) 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.
    Company - (n.) Partners in a firm whose names are not mentioned in its style or title; -- often abbreviated in writing; as, Hottinguer & Co.
    Company - (n.) A subdivision of a regiment of troops under the command of a captain, numbering in the United States (full strength) 100 men.
    Company - (n.) The crew of a ship, including the officers; as, a whole ship's company.
    Company - (n.) The body of actors employed in a theater or in the production of a play.
    Company - (v. t.) To accompany or go with; to be companion to.
    Company - (v. i.) To associate.
    Company - (v. i.) To be a gay companion.
    Company - (v. i.) To have sexual commerce.
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    Definition: Similar or Containing
    Accompanying - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Accompany
    Accompany - (v. t.) To go with or attend as a companion or associate; to keep company with; to go along with; -- followed by with or by; as, he accompanied his speech with a bow.
    Accompany - (v. t.) To cohabit with.
    Accompany - (v. i.) To associate in a company; to keep company.
    Accompany - (v. i.) To cohabit (with).
    Accompany - (v. i.) To perform an accompanying part or parts in a composition.
    Companying - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Company
    Discompany - (v. t.) To free from company; to dissociate.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Company - n. (pl. -ies) 1 a number of people assembled. B guest(s). 2 person's associate(s). 3 a commercial business. B partners in this. 4 actors etc. Working together. 5 subdivision of an infantry battalion. 6 body of people combined for a common purpose (the ship's company). 7 being with another or others. in company with together with. Keep a person company remain with a person to be sociable. Part company (often foll. By with) cease to associate; separate; disagree. [french: related to *companion]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Accompany - v. (-ies, -ied) 1 go with; escort. 2 (usu. In passive; foll. By with, by) be done or found with; supplement. 3 mus. Partner with accompaniment. [french: related to *companion]
    Accompany - v. (-ies, -ied) 1 go with; escort. 2 (usu. In passive; foll. By with, by) be done or found with; supplement. 3 mus. Partner with accompaniment. [french: related to *companion]
    Finance company - n. (also finance house) company providing money, esp. For hire-purchase transactions.
    Holding company - n. Company created to hold the shares of other companies, which it then controls.
    Joint-stock company - n. Company formed on the basis of a joint stock.
    Limited company - n. (also limited liability company) company whose owners are legally responsible only to a specified amount for its debts.
    Parent company - n. Company of which others are subsidiaries.
    Private company - n. Company with restricted membership and no public share issue.
    Public company - n. Company that sells shares on the open market.
    Repertory company - n. Theatrical company that performs plays from a repertoire.

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