Company

  • (noun): A band of people associated temporarily in some activity.
    Example: "The company of cooks walked into the kitchen"
    Synonyms: party
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on company:

GM - Business and Industry
... a business operation General merchandise General Mills, a company primarily concerned with food products General Motors, an automobile manufacturing company Gold Master ...
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 ...
Railtrack - History - Administration
... The parent company, Railtrack Group plc, was not put into administration and continued operating its other subsidiaries, which included property and telecommunications interests ... 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 years 2001-2006) ... had to go back to the High Court and present evidence that the company was no longer insolvent ...
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 ...
37signals
37signals is a privately held web application company based in Chicago, Illinois ... The firm was co-founded in 1999 by Jason Fried, 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 ...

More definitions of "company":

  • (noun): Organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical).
    Example: "The traveling company all stayed at the same hotel"
    Synonyms: troupe
  • (noun): An institution created to conduct business.
    Example: "He only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"
  • (noun): A social or business visitor.
    Example: "The room was a mess because he hadn't expected company"
    Synonyms: caller
  • (noun): A unit of firefighters including their equipment.
    Example: "A hook-and-ladder company"
  • (noun): A social gathering of guests or companions.
    Example: "The house was filled with company when I arrived"
  • (noun): Crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship.
    Synonyms: ship's company
  • (noun): Small military unit; usually two or three platoons.

Famous quotes containing the word company:

    It has lately been drawn to your correspondent’s attention that, at social gatherings, she is not the human magnet she would be. Indeed, it turns out that as a source of entertainment, conviviality, and good fun, she ranks somewhere between a sprig of parsley and a single ice- skate. It would appear, from the actions of the assembled guests, that she is about as hot company as a night nurse.
    Dorothy Parker (1893–1967)

    A man is never completely alone in this world. At the worst, he has the company of a boy, a youth, and by and by a grown man—the one he used to be.
    Cesare Pavese (1908–1950)

    Yet, hermit and stoic as he was, he was really fond of sympathy, and threw himself heartily and childlike into the company of young people whom he loved, and whom he delighted to entertain, as he only could, with the varied and endless anecdotes of his experiences by field and river: and he was always ready to lead a huckleberry-party or a search for chestnuts and grapes.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)