1. company, institution, establishment

usage: an institution created to conduct business; "he only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"

2. company, army unit

usage: small military unit; usually two or three platoons

3. company, companionship, fellowship, society, friendship, friendly relationship

usage: the state of being with someone; "he missed their company"; "he enjoyed the society of his friends"

4. company, troupe, organization, organisation

usage: organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical); "the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel"

5. caller, company, visitor, visitant

usage: a social or business visitor; "the room was a mess because he hadn't expected company"

6. company, social gathering, social affair

usage: a social gathering of guests or companions; "the house was filled with company when I arrived"

7. party, company, set, circle, band, lot

usage: 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"

8. ship's company, company, complement, full complement

usage: crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship

9. company, unit, social unit

usage: a unit of firefighters including their equipment; "a hook-and-ladder company"


1. company, companion, accompany, keep company, consort, associate, affiliate, assort

usage: be a companion to somebody

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