compagnie, from compain 'companion', from Late Latin companio; COMPANION
com‧pa‧nyS1W1 plural companies
[C also + plural verbBritish English]a business organization that makes or sells goods or services [= business, firm]COLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS run a company set up/start a company join a company (=become an employee) a company goes bust/bankrupt (=stops doing business because it has lost too much money) record/oil/insurance/phone etc company multinational company (=one that has offices in different countries) company policy company director/executive
Which company do you work for?
The company are hoping to expand their operations abroad.
In ten years, Jeff went from working in the mailroom to running the company.
at present1 (7)WORD FOCUS: company WORD FOCUS: company similar words:firm, business a big company:corporation, multinational, conglomerate an Internet company:dot-com a company that is owned by a larger company:subsidiary, affiliate abbreviations used in company names:Ltd (Limited) Co. (Company) Corp. (Corporation) PLC (Public Limited Company)British English, Pty. (Proprietary)used in Australia and South Africacompany ➔start-up3