What is company?

  • (noun): A social or business visitor.
    Example: "The room was a mess because he hadn't expected company"
    Synonyms: caller
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on company:

37signals - History
... The company's initial focus was on website redesign, including work for Panera Bread and Shopping.com ... Work on the company's first product, the project management application Basecamp, began in 2003 ... By 2005, the company had moved away from consulting work to focus exclusively on its web applications ...
GM - Business and Industry
... in a business operation General merchandise General Mills, a company primarily concerned with food products General Motors, an automobile ...
37signals
37signals is a privately held web application company based in Chicago, Illinois ... Carlos Segura, and Ernest Kim as a web design company ... Since mid-2004, the company's focus has shifted from web design to web application development ...
Xtra-vision
... It was previously operated by US company Blockbuster ... The company has a workforce of almost 1600 employees ... The company offers DVD, Blu-ray Disc movies and games for both rent and sale along with music CDs and video games for various platforms ...
Railtrack - History - Administration
... The parent company, Railtrack Group plc, was not put into administration and continued operating its other subsidiaries, which included property and ... For most of the year in administration, the government's position had been that the new company would have to live within the existing regulatory settlement (£14.8 billion for the five ... had to go back to the High Court and present evidence that the company was no longer insolvent ...

More definitions of "company":

  • (noun): A band of people associated temporarily in some activity.
    Example: "The company of cooks walked into the kitchen"
    Synonyms: party
  • (noun): Organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical).
    Example: "The traveling company all stayed at the same hotel"
    Synonyms: troupe
  • (noun): A social gathering of guests or companions.
    Example: "The house was filled with company when I arrived"
  • (noun): A unit of firefighters including their equipment.
    Example: "A hook-and-ladder company"
  • (noun): Crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship.
    Synonyms: ship's company
  • (noun): An institution created to conduct business.
    Example: "He only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"
  • (noun): Small military unit; usually two or three platoons.

Famous quotes containing the word company:

    These studies which stimulate the young, divert the old, are an ornament in prosperity and a refuge and comfort in adversity; they delight us at home, are no impediment in public life, keep us company at night, in our travels, and whenever we retire to the country.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)

    “In your company a man could die,” I said, “a man could die and you wouldn’t even notice, there’s no trace of friendship, a man could die in your company.”
    Max Frisch (1911–1991)

    We do not mind our not arriving anywhere nearly so much as our not having any company on the way.
    Frank Moore Colby (1865–1925)