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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a commercial company/organization
▪ Many commercial companies are having financial difficulties.
a company car (=one that your company gives you to use)
▪ She was given a company car.
a company/occupational pension (=one that your employer pays)
▪ I've been paying into the company pension scheme for 20 years.
a computer company
▪ He runs his own computer company.
a construction company/firm
▪ It’s the largest construction company in Mexico.
a film company/studio (=a company that produces films)
▪ a European film company trying to compete with the major Hollywood studios
a phone company (=one that provides a telephone service)
▪ I switched phone companies.
a rival company/firm
▪ It may have to merge with a rival company to stay in business.
aerospace company/worker etc
▪ employment in the aerospace industry
an electricity company
▪ Some electricity companies may be able to offer you an environmentally friendly option.
an employee joins a company/firm etc
▪ Employees who join the firm after April receive a percentage of the annual bonus.
an energy company
▪ a state-owned energy company
an insurance company
▪ Rachel works for an insurance company.
an oil company
▪ YPF was the state oil company in Argentina.
assembled company (=all the people who had come there)
▪ He looked around at the assembled company.
associated company
award a company a contract (=give them a contract)
▪ The state of Kentucky has awarded the firm a $10m contract.
company car
company law
company loyalty
▪ As people change jobs more often, company loyalty is less common.
company secretary
company/hospital/university etc policy
▪ It is not company policy to offer refunds.
dozens of people/companies/cars etc (=but not hundreds or thousands)
▪ Dozens of people were killed.
electronics company/industry/firm etc
finance company
go-ahead company
▪ a go-ahead company
holding company
joint-stock company
limited company
parent company
private limited company
public company
public limited company
removal company/man etc
▪ The removal men have been in and out all day.
reputable firm/company
▪ If you have a burglar alarm fitted, make sure it is done by a reputable company.
shipping company/industry/agent etc
▪ a Danish shipping company
▪ a shipping route
staff/union/company etc rep
▪ You need to speak to the students’ rep.
start a business/company/firm etc
▪ She wanted to start her own catering business.
stock company
▪ Like most successful independent entrepreneurs, Mr McGovern loves talking big about his company.
▪ The big bank holding company said the thrift, based in Las Vegas, has $ 1. 8 billion in assets.
▪ Full-scale commercial provision by big companies is one possible model of market-based welfare.
▪ Like 49ers infected with gold fever, big communications companies are rushing to the Internet with dreams of striking it rich.
▪ In fact, purists claim the big companies use so many the end result is not cider at all.
▪ Top company executives say they are well aware of the tendency of big companies to become more bureaucratic.
▪ The big companies surely miss a chance by doing nothing for the club.
▪ The next big state company slated for sale after Light is Cia.
▪ Will they continue to be concentrated in large companies or will there be a growth in the relative importance of small firms?
▪ But such supporters as promotions by large companies might not last for long.
▪ We are offering an attractive remuneration package including a company car and other larger company benefits.
▪ Ned is a corporate planner in a large electronics products company.
▪ Bankruptcy for Bond Corporation, which employs 21,000 people worldwide, would represent the largest company failure in world business records.
▪ Three large utility companies -- AT&038;.
▪ But as large companies have big overheads and do not like risky ventures they often do not want to become involved.
▪ These large companies have obvious advantages in the service provider business because of their well-known brand names.
▪ The fall in record sales during the 1980s has damaged the newer sector of the industry more than the major companies.
▪ Loretta Barrett, our literary agent, was a successful editor at a major publishing company.
▪ With his group the Daintees, he was a high profile act with a major record company until quite recently.
▪ A gregarious single woman in her mid-thirties, she came to me feeling atrophied in her position with a major insurance company.
▪ You should then aim at getting into one of the major research companies.
▪ Some major companies now seem, however, capable of finding ways around the obstacles.
▪ Jan 16, 2001 A new alliance of major technology companies is being forged in Washington to address the problem of hacking.
▪ These powers are being replaced by new rights for multinational companies.
▪ Here I had these multinational companies fighting over me.
▪ A medical officer of a large multinational company once described people as being like oil rigs.
▪ But a strong dollar crimps big, multinational companies, which generally have a huge portion of their operations abroad.
▪ The government therefore turned to multinational companies as potential suitors for Rover.
▪ Already 70 major financial institutions and several multinational manufacturing companies have established fund management arms there.
▪ The government promised to draw up a charter of principles for multinational companies.
▪ According to Datamation magazine the new company would be the world's sixth largest computer and information systems company.
▪ A new holding company will be formed as part of the merger.
▪ It recently merged with a Wigan-based firm to form a new company called Longwall International.
▪ The proposal, which requires shareholder approval, will create a new company with shares that trade separately.
▪ The new company assumes responsibility for the profitable development of these sites and any future surplus land.
▪ Loral shareholders will get one share in the new company for each Loral share now held.
▪ The firms participating in this new company are among the main contributors to Conservative Party funds.
▪ Ian Bayer, chief executive of Hemlo Gold, will be president of the new company.
▪ Often subsidiaries are required to guarantee or give charges in support of borrowings by the parent company or other companies in the group.
▪ One reason for this was the lesson Philips and other consumer electronics companies had learned about the importance of global standardisation.
▪ The agreement is being cited as a model for other companies working in Third World countries.
▪ I only wish I could say the same of some other companies!
▪ The Military Cross, and other awards from companies and foreign governments are expected to sell for more than two thousand pounds.
▪ Few other company executives were in the running, not even the cigar-chomping Lee Iacocca of Chrysler.
▪ Institutional care is provided by a private company as well as by the state.
▪ In a private company, the market value of the stock is determined by an outside valuation performed yearly.
▪ The source of Mr Mukhametshin's wealth is a private company called, unsurprisingly, Anis.
▪ The city also hired a private company to build and run its cogeneration plant at the Miramar landfill.
▪ The Regulations make clear that these sections do not apply to any private companies, whether limited by shares or guarantee.
▪ Possible underpricing of its services, which could discourage competition from private companies.
▪ By a government licence under the Act, Mercury Communications, a private company, was authorized to establish a communications system.
▪ The private nuclear company had lost its government contract.
▪ Table A in the Schedule to the Act specifies articles of association for both private and public companies limited by shares.
▪ Arky, Freed had quite a few public companies as clients.
▪ The residual stakes would eventually be placed in a new public company 51 percent owned by the Treasury.
▪ However, building societies are gradually moving towards the status of public companies.
▪ To meet the challenge the public authority would have to be transformed into a public limited company.
▪ The value in sharing All public companies should report on their shareholder returns, according to Coopers &038; Lybrand.
▪ They accept that, in principle, it is possible for private and public companies to suffer severe financial hardship.
▪ To me, a public company should diversify.
▪ That's why large companies often fall and small companies step in.
▪ Because of their high failure rate, small entrepreneurial companies will continue to be volatile places to work.
▪ When a small company arranges to supply a bigger client, settlement terms of, say, 30 days may be agreed.
▪ But if 1996 belongs to smaller companies or foreign stocks, your portfolio could be left in the dust.
▪ But a small company may not set up and run its own scheme.
▪ A big company in a complex business pays its executives more than a small company in a simple business.
▪ Interestingly, the smaller the company, the more likely employees were to perceive these benefits.
▪ Many employers are now cutting back on company cars.
▪ The company car, the company plane, the special privileges will have to be justified.
▪ The typical executive has a company car, private medical insurance and a company pension scheme.
▪ I told him that he had six months and if he performed well I'd buy him a company car.
▪ That was a lot of money for the time, and the horse was like having a company car today.
▪ The higher grades of employee were supplied, as was the custom with many firms, with shiny, new company cars.
▪ But he quoted a survey that reported that 51 percent of all company cars were imported.
▪ The deadline for suing the drug companies came and went - and she had to drop out.
▪ Fears On the other hand what is holding the Index back is the drug companies.
▪ When the drugs companies insisted on time to prepare a response, Judge Bernard Ngoepe called their bluff.
▪ If it was a drug company, they rely pretty heavily on impressive animal test data to put the product over.
▪ And what of the drug companies?
▪ The minister can make a decision that a drug is too expensive and the drug companies have no right to defend themselves.
▪ Mrs Bottomley also warned the drug companies that the prices of medicine would be closely watched.
▪ Sun Microsystems turns SunSoft into a holding company with nine subsidiaries.
▪ The company must be an unquoted UK-resident company, and a trading company or the holding company of a trading group.
▪ Similar consent provisions may be contained in the financing arrangements of the vendor's shareholders and ultimate holding company.
▪ Will state holding companies be needed?
▪ If the operating company is to be sold, the disposal can take place at the holding company level.
▪ To this day the holding company owns a 25.23% blocking minority in Daimler.
▪ Under the new system, banks' holding companies can do almost everything directly, with the notable exception of trading securities.
▪ The holding company form has been used to provide a buffer between the state enterprises themselves and political direction by the state.
▪ Yes, I have changed insurance companies and, yes, I have asked for written confirmation of cover.
▪ The salesmen spoke with institutional investors such as pension funds, insurance companies, and savings and loans.
▪ Building societies were converting into banks, insurance companies were changing their status, the air was thick with windfalls.
▪ But most analysts agree that many health insurance companies would be driven out of business.
▪ He already has the backing of £4.5 million from the Prudential insurance company.
▪ This insurance company may be looking for a safe mortgage.
▪ Wright, for example, traded on the fact that he was the agent of a well-known insurance company.
▪ A gregarious single woman in her mid-thirties, she came to me feeling atrophied in her position with a major insurance company.
▪ This point can perhaps also be illustrated by some of the recent legislative reforms of company law.
▪ Rather, the focus on shareholder interests results from a private conception of the company and company law.
▪ It is therefore not unlikely that before long Parliament may abolish the ultravires rule in company law altogether.
▪ I actually gave a few lectures there myself on company law.
▪ Within company law doctrine this idea has no real impact.
▪ This listed the names of oil company directors who may have committed offences.
▪ Chandler turned to detective fiction after being fired from his job at an oil company because of his drinking problem.
▪ The film was financed by off-shore oil company money and there were no health and safety standards.
▪ The oil company pays no property taxes.
▪ Public finance and expenditure Relationships between oil companies and host Governments have frequently been uneasy and sometimes open conflicts have developed.
▪ No major oil company has agreed yet to blend the product into its gasoline.
▪ He was told that the oil companies did not directly employ many of the drivers, who were self-employed subcontractors.
▪ And major oil companies, many of which have substantial operations in the home state of House Ways&038;.
▪ The main disadvantage is that political or economic instability within the country may cause problems outside the control of the parent company.
▪ Based in King of Prussia, Pa., Centeon consists of the existing blood-plasma divisions from both parent companies.
▪ There is tremendous scope for MBOs to create value, both for parent companies and private equity investors.
▪ Blockbuster Inc's parent company, Viacom Inc, owns mount Pictures.
▪ It has been developed and refined over the last four years by engineers at the company's parent company, General Motors.
▪ His new parent company may now be adding different tension as he lays plans to rationalise staffing structures.
▪ Its parent company runs tugs, shipping and heavy engineering businesses.
▪ The parent company has issued a legally-binding letter of support to the subsidiary.
▪ Any phone company that puts loyalty above flexibility is destined for the morgue.
▪ The Official Family was like the phone company.
▪ Then the Government quietly pulled out and turned the operation over to a handful of communications giants and the long-distance phone companies.
▪ Commissioners will thrash out how much phone companies can charge their competitors for using their lines in various ways.
▪ Target customers include the regional Bell operating companies, independent phone companies, and network software suppliers.
▪ The education program, ordered by state regulators, is the largest undertaken by a phone company.
▪ It is just a matter of time before the big phone companies squeeze the small players out by underpricing them.
▪ You need a contract with a phone company to activate the phone and purchase service.
▪ Although Thorn has backed away from chrome, other record companies are supporting it.
▪ You know, when the Beatles started there was a record company guy who said electric guitar music was finished.
▪ He talks about being shipped around London like cattle at the beck and call of the record company with a weary shrug.
▪ As a result, record companies frequently receive demos tapes suited to a publisher's attention.
▪ To that end, the agent meets with an artist's management and its record company to decide the best touring period.
▪ They are likely to be in debt to their record company for a number of years.
▪ They talked to the record companies.
▪ Membership, from £200 a year based on company turnover, gives access to all these.
▪ The Millsboro, Oregon-#based company is expected to release fiscal third-quarter earnings tomorrow before the stock market opens.
▪ The Montreal-#based company blamed acquisitions and system upgrades for missing the target and said it will cut 150 jobs.
▪ The Denver-#based company initially raises $ 20 million in equity from several nationally prominent venture capital groups around the country.
▪ The Ivrea-#based company has reported four straight years of losses and two capital increases in as many years.
▪ The Chicago-#based company set aside $ 210 million in the fourth quarter to cover loan losses.
▪ Excluding the gain, the Redmond, Washington-#based software company said per-share earnings rose to 87 cents.
▪ I enjoy your company, this is where we should eat our meals, together, of course it is.
▪ They had enjoyed each other's company over the last hour, hacking along the foreshore of the estuary.
▪ You know: you have to sort of get into what women do, be part of it. Enjoy their company.
▪ She had always enjoyed men's company.
▪ He relied on Charlie, and enjoyed his company.
▪ We enjoyed your company and hope you will return ere long.
▪ Johnnie Warburton used to work turn-about with him and they enjoyed each other's company.
▪ Again, these can not be holding companies, but may carry out financing, factoring, treasury management and similar activities.
▪ P., his privately held company, of $ 2 billion.
▪ The internet, he argues, is dissolving the economic glue that holds traditional companies together.
▪ Most recently, he was chief executive officer of Cibus Pharmaceutical Inc., a privately held drugdelivery company.
▪ Some argue that downsizing is dissolving the glue that has traditionally held companies together, and without which they may never flourish.
▪ Pursue is a privately held energy company.
▪ Well, closely held companies often need the money available on the public stock exchanges.
▪ A dozen Fortune 500 largest publicly held companies have headquarters in Dallas or its suburbs.
▪ Everyone is most welcome to join this happy company.
▪ The senior teacher, Gerd Larsen, joined the company in 1944.
▪ Ian had been Group Financial Controller since he joined the company in 1989.
▪ My lady and her women are lodged in the guesthouse, you need have no fears in joining their company.
▪ He had joined his present company seventeen years before, with the 124 presidency of the company as his goal.
▪ Since joining the company in March, Carpenter has developed a strategy to fend off Oakley.
▪ Pro-Fit's president, Yehuda Mendelson, who sold the company to Norton's share price.
▪ Still others sold out to larger companies.
▪ Investors can sell shares in the companies they dislike, and hold on to stock in the ones they favor.
▪ He sells his company and he sells himself marketing his own deeply held convictions.
▪ But unfortunately at the same time they are trying to sell their companies to you.
▪ The devices could be sold to schools and companies that need limited functionality from a computer.
blue-chip companies/shares etc
competing products/brands/companies etc
▪ A simple comparison of total estimated income from the competing products may provide as good a guide to decision making.
▪ Being a suspicious soul I also ran a competing companies test disk on the system.
▪ Invariably, the own-brand range is offered at lower prices than the competing brands.
▪ Price is now the main factor differentiating competing brands.
▪ They do not adjust their shopping list to take advantage of price fluctuations among competing products.
▪ This analysis will use recently developed techniques for measuring the competitiveness of a product amongst a group of similar competing products.
in mixed company
▪ Most of us are happy in mixed company.
in polite society/circles/company
▪ You can't use words like that in polite company.
▪ Her passion for natural history became increasingly fashionable in polite society during the 17605.
▪ In the good old days of rampant dualism, the mind was rarely mentioned in polite society.
▪ It was not the sort of thing you did in polite company.
▪ It was obvious from the scenes that such behavior did not belong in polite society.
▪ Trevor Proby is another, of course, but his notables should not be discussed in polite company.
▪ With sad paradox, Mr Punch himself became the man in the Bateman cartoon, unwelcome in polite company.
offshore banks/companies/investments etc
▪ A review of offshore banks was also started and was expected to lead to several banks losing their licences to operate.
▪ All plans are offered with guaranteed clean title in offshore companies.
▪ For a good ways more, Collymore sailed onward to the offshore banks and then anchored.
▪ The table below shows the best deals currently available from offshore banks and building societies.
part company (with sb)
▪ After some participation in the Great Awakening as a youth, he parted company with its proponents.
▪ After the two Penns parted company, the son found solace in a happy marriage to GuliGulielma Maria Springett.
▪ At the crossroads to the south of Norwood we parted company.
▪ Every one of us felt sad at having to part company with our particular horse or mule.
▪ Happily there were no injuries to those few horses and riders who did part company.
▪ Robson departs Bryan Robson has parted company with Middlesbrough after seven years in charge.
▪ We walked the half-block to my car and then parted company.
▪ Where dreams and reality parted company was about marriage and the dowry.
present company excepted
▪ All men are selfish pigs - present company excepted.
sister paper/publication/company etc
▪ And our sister paper the Sunday Mirror revealed yesterday she had given 37-year-old Bryan a room there.
▪ At any rate, the most prominent critic was Nick Seitz, the editorial director of Golf Digest and its sister publications.
▪ Journalists on our sister paper, the Liverpool Echo, also won awards yesterday.
▪ Our sister company, the Snakes, made the first assault in the morning and received very little opposition.
two's company, three's a crowd
▪ "Do you mind if I join you?" "No of course not, it's nice to have some company."
▪ Come over for dinner - I could use the company.
▪ Davis joined the company as vice-president of sales nine months ago.
▪ I go to French evening classes, for the company as much as for the French.
▪ I was grateful for Jean's company on the long journey up to Edinburgh.
▪ I wasn't much company for Aunt Margaret tonight.
▪ It's not company policy to exchange goods without a receipt.
▪ It is the second largest insurance company in Germany.
▪ My father used to work for one of the big oil companies.
▪ Now that she's gone, I really miss her company.
▪ The company employs over 10,000 people worldwide.
▪ The company was set up in 1975.
▪ What company do you work for?
▪ He was grateful to be in a company that recognized the value of education and training for management.
▪ Her brain, as usual, seemed to have seized up in Roman's overpowering company.
▪ The company I was in was extremely fortunate.
▪ The company says that it has received inquiries from about 470 companies, of which perhaps a quarter are potential customers.
▪ The company sells its batteries mainly through electronics stores but is expanding to grocery shops and kiosks.
▪ The results were later played down by the company.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.]


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.]

  3. To have sexual commerce. [Obs.]
    --Bp. Hall.


Company \Com"pa*ny\ (k[u^]m"p[.a]*n[y^]), n.; pl. Companies (k[u^]m"p[.a]*n[i^]z). [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.

    Evil company doth corrupt good manners.
    --1 Cor. xv. 33. (Rev. Ver.).

    Brethren, farewell: your company along I will not wish.

  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. 5.

  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 intercourse.

    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; gathering.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-12c., "large group of people," from Old French compagnie "society, friendship, intimacy; body of soldiers" (12c.), from Late Latin companio (see companion). Meaning "companionship" is from late 13c. Sense of "business association" first recorded 1550s, having earlier been used in reference to trade guilds (c.1300). Meaning "subdivision of an infantry regiment" is from 1580s. Abbreviation co. dates from 1670s.


n. 1 A team; a group of people who work together professionally. 2 # A group of individuals who work together for a common purpose. 3 # (label en military) A unit of approximately sixty to one hundred and twenty soldiers, typically consisting of two or three platoons and forming part of a battalion. vb. 1 (context archaic transitive English) To accompany, keep company with. 2 (context archaic intransitive English) To associate. 3 (context obsolete intransitive English) To be a lively, cheerful companion. 4 (context obsolete intransitive English) To have sexual intercourse.

  1. n. 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: companionship, 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 or business 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 company]

Company (military unit)

A company is a military unit, typically consisting of 80–250 soldiers and usually commanded by a major or a captain. Most companies are formed of three to six platoons, although the exact number may vary by country, unit type, and structure. Several companies are grouped to form a battalion or regiment, the latter of which is sometimes formed by several battalions.

Certain sub-units were raised as independent companies that reported to no higher unit headquarters.

Company (novel)

Company is a book written by Max Barry. In 2006 it became Barry's third published novel, following Jennifer Government in 2003. The novel is set in a modern corporation.

Company (short story)

Company is a short novel by Samuel Beckett, written in English and published by John Calder in 1979. It was translated into French by the author and published by Les Éditions de Minuit in 1980.

Together with Ill Seen Ill Said and Worstward Ho, it was collected in the volume Nohow On in 1989. It is one of Beckett's '"closed space" stories.

Category:Short stories by Samuel Beckett Category:1979 novels Category:Novellas

Company (Heroes)

The Company refers to a fictional covert international organization in the NBC drama Heroes. Its primary purpose is to identify, monitor and study those individuals with genetically-derived special abilities. The Company played a central role in the plot of Volume Two, during the second season of the series. It is a very notable organization in the series and is connected to several of the characters.

Company (disambiguation)

v A company is a group of more than one persons to carry out an enterprise and so a form of business organization.

Company may also refer to:

  • Company (military unit), a group of typically 75–200 soldiers
  • Opera company, an instituted company that performs operas
  • Theatre company, of touring actors, singers and/or dancers
  • An unofficial but widely-used Air Traffic Controller term meaning "another aircraft from the same organization, airline, etc. as you".

In titles and proper names:

  • Company (band)
  • Company (film), a 2002 Hindi film directed by Ram Gopal Varma
  • Company (free improvisation group), a jazz collective founded in 1968
  • Company (Heroes), a fictional covert international organization in the NBC drama Heroes
  • Company (LGBT magazine), the only existing LGBT print magazine in Hungary, published monthly
  • Company (magazine), a monthly fashion, celebrity and lifestyle magazine published in the United Kingdom
  • Company (musical), music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth
  • Company (novel), a 2006 book by Max Barry
  • "Company" (song), the title song from the Broadway musical, Company
  • "Company" (Justin Bieber song)
  • "Company", a song by Drake from the album If You're Reading This It's Too Late
  • "Company" (short story), by Samuel Beckett
  • Company, the subtitle of String Quartet No. 2 by composer Philip Glass
Company (musical)

Company is a 1970 musical comedy based on a book by George Furth with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The original production was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six.

Originally titled Threes, its plot revolves around Bobby (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Unlike most book musicals, which follow a clearly delineated plot, Company is a concept musical composed of short vignettes, presented in no particular chronological order, linked by a celebration for Bobby's 35th birthday.

Company was among the first musicals to deal with adult themes and relationships. As Sondheim puts it, "Broadway theater has been for many years supported by upper-middle-class people with upper-middle-class problems. These people really want to escape that world when they go to the theatre, and then here we are with Company talking about how we're going to bring it right back in their faces."

Company (film)

Company is a 2002 Indian crime- thriller film directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film starred Mohanlal, Ajay Devgan, Manisha Koirala, Vivek Oberoi, and Antara Mali in pivotal roles. It is a fictional exposé of the Mumbai underworld, loosely based on the Indian mafia organization D-Company, known to be run by Dawood Ibrahim. It is the second film in the Indian Gangster trilogy, and a sequel to the blockbuster Satya. Upon release, the film received positive reviews from critics as well as audience, having won seven Filmfare Awards; three IIFA Awards, and went on to become one of the highest grossing Bollywood film(s) of 2002.

An example of Parallel cinema, Company received critical acclaim at the Austin Film Festival, New York Asian Film Festival, and the Fribourg International Film Festival. British director Danny Boyle cited the trilogy as influences on his Academy Award-winning film Slumdog Millionaire (2008), for their "slick, often mesmerizing portrayals of the Mumbai underworld", their display of "brutality and urban violence", and their gritty realism.

In one of the post-release interviews, director Ram Gopal Varma apparently referred to Mohanlal as the Robert De Niro of Indian Cinema.

Company (magazine)

Company was a monthly fashion, celebrity and lifestyle magazine published in the United Kingdom.

Company (song)

"Company" is the title song from the Broadway musical, Company. It was written by Stephen Sondheim. The song is the show's introductory song. It is sung by the main character, Robert, and the full company in the first act, and reprised in a curtain call finale.

Company (LGBT magazine)

Company is (as of 2013) the only monthly magazine for the Hungarian LGBT community, freely available in gay venues of Budapest. It provides news, reports, reviews and advertisements. It has been published since December 2009, replacing Na végre!. It is published in A5 size, on 30-60 pages.

Company (album)

Company is the second solo album by former Razorlight and current We Are Scientists drummer Andy Burrows. The album was written and co-produced by Burrows as well as most of the instrumentation being played by him. It was released on 22 October 2012. Burrows later released the songs: Hometown, Because I Know That I Can, Keep Moving On, and If I Had A Heart as singles.

Company (The Drink album)

Company is the first studio album by The Drink released on 1 December 2014.

Company (free improvisation group)

Company was an ever changing collection of free improvising musicians. The concept was devised by guitarist Derek Bailey in order to create challenging and artistically stimulating combinations of players who might not otherwise have had an opportunity to work together.

At various times Company has included Evan Parker, Anthony Braxton, Tristan Honsinger, Misha Mengelberg, Lol Coxhill, Fred Frith, Steve Beresford, Steve Lacy, Jamie Muir, Johnny Dyani, Leo Smith, Han Bennink, Eugene Chadbourne, Henry Kaiser, John Zorn, Buckethead, Georgie Born and many others. Company Weeks, annual week-long free improvisational festivals organised by Bailey, ran from 1977 until 1994.


A company is a legal entity made up of an association of persons, be they natural, legal, or a mixture of both, for carrying on a commercial or industrial enterprise. Company members share a common purpose and unite in order to focus their various talents and organize their collectively available skills or resources to achieve specific, declared goals. Companies take various forms such as:

  • Voluntary associations which may include nonprofit organization
  • A group of soldiers
  • Business entities with an aim of gaining a profit
  • Financial entities and banks

A company or association of persons can be created at law as legal person so that the company in itself can accept Limited liability for civil responsibility and taxation incurred as members perform (or fail) to discharge their duty within the publicly declared "birth certificate" or published policy.

Because companies are legal persons, they also may associate and register themselves as companies – often known as a corporate group. When the company closes it may need a "death certificate" to avoid further legal obligations.

Company (band)

The Brooklyn-based band Company consists of three songwriters and a dynamic drummer. They perform folk- and country-based songs with punk and psychedelic rock energy to create a sound that defies ready categories.

Company’s members met at Bard College, where they collaborated in a variety of punk groups and folk ensembles. After moving to Brooklyn, they formed the band in 2001 as a way of weaving together these distinct musical threads, reworking their acoustically conceived songs and adding improvisational elements and post-punk dynamics to the mix. The resulting songs range from punk-country ballads to intimate folkish mediations to psychedelic epics, but the lyric always remains the focus; the vocal commands the foreground while lush harmonies, psych-inflected guitars, and David Janik's powerful rhythms, drive it forward.

Years of modest but consistent shows in small venues like the now-defunct Nine-C Lounge in Manhattan's East Village and the intimate Pete's Candy Store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, earned Company a small but loyal following. In this early period, they recorded two studio albums, which remain unreleased, as well as a live album captured at an early Nine-C show. In 2004, they self-released their third record, Hills (recorded by former Oakley Hall drummer Will Dyar). Next, they recorded their fourth, Parallel Time, at the rural Kentucky studio of Paul Oldham, and Oneida's Brah Records picked it up for release in October 2005. Their second CD on Brah, Old Baby, released in February 2008, was produced by Kid Millions of Oneida. In the 2000s, Company could often be found sharing a billing with their label-mates Oakley Hall (another Nine-C alumnus), Oneida, Home, and Dirty Faces.

In 2014, a single from their self-released album "Over the Mountain" entitled "Poisonous Spider" was used in TV show The Vampire Diaries in the episode " No Exit," which aired on February 27, 2014. Company went on to release its first LP on its own Papasan Recordings in August 2014.

Company (Justin Bieber song)

"Company" is a song by Canadian singer Justin Bieber from his fourth studio album Purpose (2015). Written by Bieber, Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd, James Abrahart, Andreas Schuller, Thomas Troelsen, James Wong and Leroy Clampitt, the song was produced by Axident, Gladius, Big Taste and co-produced by Boyd. It was released to American rhythmic contemporary and contemporary hit radio stations on March 8, 2016 as the album's fourth single. It is an electropop and R&B song, with bass guitar, guitar and percussion in its instrumentation. Lyrically, "Company" talks about looking forward to getting to know someone attractive, but also sets some healthy boundaries for doing so.

As an album track, it reached the top-forty in the majority of the countries it charted. When it was released as a single, the song managed to reach the top-forty in Australia and peaked at number 53 in the United States. Bieber performed the track on the 3rd iHeartRadio Music Awards and 2016 Billboard Music Awards, as well as on his Purpose World Tour. Two music videos were made for the song: the video which is part of the "Purpose: The Movement" narrative and released on November 14, 2015, and the official music video released on June 8, 2016.

Usage examples of "company".

In the first half of the 18th century, when Bushire was an unimportant fishing village, it was selected by Nadir Shah as the southern port of Persia and dockyard of the navy which he aspired to create in the Persian Gulf, and the British commercial factory of the East India Company, established at Gombrun, the modern Bander Abbasi, was transferred to it in 1759.

The ablest lawyers in the Senate, in general, pressed the claim of the insurance companies to the balance of the fund, including Mr.

He fell in battle with a company of Abyssinian cavalry that held me captive.

He settles in Memphis in 1869, and accepts a position as head of an insurance company, which fails in 1873.

State, as a condition of doing business within its jurisdiction, may exact a license tax from a telegraph company, a large part of whose business is the transmission of messages from one State to another and between the United States and foreign countries, and which is invested with the powers and privileges conferred by the act of Congress passed July 24, 1866, and other acts incorporated in Title LXV of the Revised Statutes?

In the company of Richard Cranch, Adams had been seeing more and more of the Smith family, about whom he had had a change of heart.

There were presidents of fire companies and cricket clubs, Adams observed.

Not deliberately, at any rate, and in this company the likelihood of lice was slight compared to the sort of places in which poverty had forced Adele to eat and sleep for many years.

For company, and because he was worried about getting back, he took Adorno with him.

Salem accurate, but the information he gave allowed the Bureau agents to shut down an illegal Company operation.

On the other side of the chain-link fence that flanked the road they could see the hangars that served the airfreight companies and small charter firms.

Realising that he had no more to tell, I returned to Arkham and sat up till morning writing letters to Akeley, to the express company and to the police department and station agent in Keene.

Councilman, Alani and I would both be more than pleased to keep you company tonight.

Hassan of Aleppo has recovered the slipper and returned to the East, taking his gruesome company with him - God knows how!

Governor, has fallen into the company of one Algol, a Freethinker, a grotesque, a perennial problem on the street.