• The Headquarters Company of the Reserve Mallet taking its bath at Chavigeny Farm
    The Headquarters Company of the Reserve Mallet taking its bath at Chavigeny Farm
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v company be a companion to somebody
    • n company an institution created to conduct business "he only invests in large well-established companies","he started the company in his garage"
    • n company a unit of firefighters including their equipment "a hook-and-ladder company"
    • n company a social gathering of guests or companions "the house was filled with company when I arrived"
    • n company organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical) "the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel"
    • n company small military unit; usually two or three platoons
    • n company crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship
    • n company 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"
    • n company a social or business visitor "the room was a mess because he hadn't expected company"
    • n company the state of being with someone "he missed their company","he enjoyed the society of his friends"
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

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L. C. Page and Company L. C. Page and Company
Porcupine, Snake, and Company Porcupine, Snake, and Company
Silver Rupee of East India Company Silver Rupee of East India Company

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first drive-in service station in the United States was opened by Gulf Oil Company - on December 1, 1913, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    • Company A companion or companions. "To thee and thy company I bid
      A hearty welcome."
    • Company (Mil) A subdivision of a regiment of troops under the command of a captain, numbering in the United States (full strength) 100 men.
    • Company An assemblage or association of persons, either permanent or transient. "Thou shalt meet a company of prophets."
    • Company 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 Guests or visitors, in distinction from the members of a family; as, to invite company to dine.
    • Company Partners in a firm whose names are not mentioned in its style or title; -- often abbreviated in writing; as, Hottinguer & Co .
    • Company Society, in general; people assembled for social intercourse. "Nature has left every man a capacity of being agreeable, though not of shining in company ."
    • Company The body of actors employed in a theater or in the production of a play.
    • Company (Naut) The crew of a ship, including the officers; as, a whole ship's company .
    • Company The state of being a companion or companions; the act of accompanying; fellowship; companionship; society; friendly intercourse. "Evil company doth corrupt good manners.""Brethren, farewell: your company along
      I will not wish."
    • v. t Company To accompany or go with; to be companion to.
    • Company To associate. "Men which have companied with us all the time."
    • Company To be a gay companion.
    • Company To have sexual commerce.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The company, Kodak, is the largest user of silver.
    • n company Friendship; an act pertaining to or befitting a friend or companion.
    • n company A person or persons conjoined to or associated with another or others in any way; one or more having or coming into companionship with another or others: as, choose your company carefully; to meet company on the road.
    • n company Consort of persons one with another; companionship; fellowship; association: as, to fall into company with a stranger.
    • n company An assemblage or consociation of persons or, rarely, of animals; any associated or related aggregate, indefinitely.
    • n company A body of persons associated for friendly intercourse, conversation, or pleasure: as, a small company to dinner. Specifically— Guests at a person's house; persons entertained: often used of a single person.
    • n company A number of persons united for performing or carrying on anything jointly: as, a company of players; an insurance company; the East India Company. In business, a company is generally composed of a considerable number of shareholders, who delegate the control of its affairs to certain officers; a smaller association, each of whose members shares in its management, or invests capital in it by special contract, is called a partnership.
    • n company A member or the members of a firm so designated without being named in the style or title of the firm: usually abbreviated when written: as, Messrs. Smith & Co.
    • n company More specifically, in London, an ancient guild or incorporation of trade: as, “high in office in the Goldsmiths' company,”
    • n company Milit., a subdivision of an infantry regiment or battalion, corresponding to a troop of cavalry or a battery of artillery, consisting of from 60 to 100 men, and commanded by a captain. In the British army the company is subdivided into four sections, and each company has its own arms and accoutrement chest, and keeps its own books. In the United States army infantry companies in time of war are expected to show about 100 men. A regiment of infantry has 10 companies, and each company has a captain and two lieutenants. In the German army a company numbers about 250 men, under a captain, who is mounted.
    • n company Nautical: The crew of a ship, including the officers.
    • n company A fleet.
    • n company A number or collection of things.
    • n company to accompany; attend; go with.
    • n company To accompany; attend; associate with; remain with for companionship.
    • n company To associate with as a lover or suitor.
    • n company To frequent the society of as a suitor or sweetheart: as, to keep company with a girl.
    • n company Synonyms Assembly, collection, group, gathering, crowd, band, horde, crew, gang, troop.
    • company To accompany; attend; go with; be companion to.
    • company To associate; join.
    • company To live in company; associate; consort or keep company.
    • company To be a gay companion.
    • company To have sexual intercourse.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Milan, Italy, when an operator dialed a wrong number, the phone company fined the operator.
    • n Company kum′pa-ni any assembly of persons: a number of persons associated together for trade, &c.: a society: a subdivision of a regiment: the crew of a ship: state of being a companion: fellowship: associates: society: a gathering of people for social intercourse
    • v.t Company to accompany
    • v.i Company to associate
    • ***


  • Ruckett
    “The fool needs company, the wise solitude.”
  • George Ebers
    George Ebers
    “Friendship is genuine when two friends can enjoy each others company without speaking a word to one another.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.”
  • Izaak Walton
    Izaak Walton
    “Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.”
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “Whenever you see a gaming table be sure to know fortune is not there. Rather she is always in the company of industry.”
  • Seneca
    “The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. compagnie, fr. OF. compaing,. See Companion


In literature:

If the excursions to the probate court and the trust company had roused expectations of change in their condition, they were to be disappointed.
"Clark's Field" by Robert Herrick
It seemingly was directly east of another 3,000 acres of Company land set aside for the profit of the Company.
"The First Seventeen Years: Virginia 1607-1624" by Charles E. Hatch
In love though he was, first and foremost into his mind leaped consideration of the Company.
"The Wilderness Trail" by Frank Williams
Many of the officers and directors of the Dutch West India Company were Amsterdam merchants.
"History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I" by Myers Gustavus
Captain Jones, of Company A, White, of Company C, and many others, fell dead before this first volley.
"In The Ranks" by R. E. McBride
This was refused; but he told me to what company he belonged, and I knew there was such a company in Bishop or Gen. Polk's command.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
The party at the Great House was sometimes increased by other company.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
He was soon made company clerk, and had thorough knowledge of routine "company papers".
"Company 'A', corps of engineers, U.S.A., 1846-'48, in the Mexican war" by Gustavus Woodson Smith
In fact I gave him several broad hints I was very busy, and could ill spare much time in his company.
"Talkers" by John Bate
One company, was armed with the long Enfield, another had the medium, and Company A got the short Enfield.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke

In poetry:

And so, though he for company
May not be much inclined,
I love poor Joe, and think his home
Will be just to my mind.
"Poor Joe" by Sarah Anne Curzon
"'Tis better I should walk alone
Than have your company awhile,
And then to lose it, and go on
For weary mile on mile,"
"Hope And I" by Susan Coolidge
I'll tell you how the thing got out;
His wife had company,
And she thought the sand was sugar,
And served it up for tea.
"The Deliverance" by Frances Ellen Watkins
In evening company he sets his face
In most spirituel positions,
And declaims before the ladies
My god-like compositions.
"Translations And Adaptations From Heine" by Ezra Pound
If e'er my rhyming be at fault,
If e'er I chance to scribble dope,
If that my metre ever halt,
I err in company with Pope.
"Erring In Company" by Franklin Pierce Adams
"There came a knight out oer the sea,
And steald my sister away;
The shame scoup in his company,
And land where'er he gae!"
"Fair Annie" by Andrew Lang

In news:

This Week's Volunteer Fire Company Of The Week Is The Eggertsville Hose Company .
Congratulations To This Week's Volunteer Fire Company Of The Week: Live Hose Company #4 Of North Tonawanda.
This Week's Volunteer Fire Company Of The Week Is The Eggertsville Hose Company.
Canada's oldest company says its return to the public stock market values the retail company at $17 a share, or about $2 billion in total THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Nathan Denette.
(FORTUNE Magazine) – It's a familiar story: A small, fledgling company comes up with a great new product--so great that a bigger, more powerful company copies the idea.
The event featured beer from three local breweries — Custom Brewcrafters in Honeoye Falls, Roc Brewing Company in Rochester, and Ithaca Beer Company, in Ithaca.
Growing up as a scion of the venerable Philadelphia-based Charles Jacquin et Cie liqueur company, young Robert Cooper became fascinated with the defunct products that lined the "memorial" wall in the office of the company's plant manager.
A WHMCS spokesperson wrote in a statement Tuesday morning that hackers had successfully impersonated him to fool the company's Web host into giving them access to the company's account details.
The company shipped its real-time performance management tool, which, according to the company, will help monitor and improve the productivity of individuals and departments.
Andy Sellers, a principal in Indianapolis-based AV integrator Sensory Technologies, says he's yet to see significant infiltration by IT companies within the teleconferencing channel his company specializes in.
The Dallas refining company said Tuesday in a press release it will create a company called Alon USA Partners LP to.
The South Dakota Division of Insurance took the action against Northern Plains Insurance Company, a South Dakota-based personal auto insurance company which specializes in offering high-risk coverage.
Thiele Kaolin Company said that the company has worked three years without incurring a lost time accident.
Social gaming company Zynga has named Jeff Karp its chief marketing and revenue officer, the company said on August 22.
Most of the company's 130 employees work near Sacramento, but the company's corporate office and engineering group are in Oregon.

In science:

Kampen N. G.; Stochastic Processes in Physics and Chemistry, North-Holland Publishing Company: Amsterdam, 1981 2.9.
Fluctuations and Long-Term Stability: from Coherence to Chaos
On the other hand, the matrix of cross–covariances (“spatial covariances,” using a more physical language) C models the hidden factors affecting the assets, thereby reflecting the structure of mutual dependencies of the market companies (par. I B 2).
Applying Free Random Variables to Random Matrix Analysis of Financial Data. Part I: A Gaussian Case
Similarly, other large eigenvalues seen in the spectra of historical covariance matrices can be attributed to the clustering of individual companies into industrial sectors (constructed by investigating the relevant eigenvectors), within which the correlations are strong.
Applying Free Random Variables to Random Matrix Analysis of Financial Data. Part I: A Gaussian Case
Henden, A. A., & Kaitchuck, R. H. 1982, Astronomical Photometry (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company), 50 Ikeda, Y., Akitaya, H., Matsuda, K., et al. 2004, ApJ, 604, 357 Izumiura, H. 1999, in Observational Astrophysics in Asia and its Future, ed. P. S.
Structure of the hot object in the symbiotic prototype Z And during its 2000-03 active phase
The net loss to the company in period n is Xn = An − cTn .
Tail expansions for the distribution of the maximum of a random walk with negative drift and regularly varying increments