What is company?

  • (noun): An institution created to conduct business.
    Example: "He only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on company:

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
GM - Business and Industry
... in a business operation General merchandise General Mills, a company primarily concerned with food products General Motors, an automobile manufacturing company Gold ...
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 ... 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) ... the government had to go back to the High Court and present evidence that the company was no longer insolvent ...

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): A unit of firefighters including their equipment.
    Example: "A hook-and-ladder company"
  • (noun): Small military unit; usually two or three platoons.
  • (noun): A social or business visitor.
    Example: "The room was a mess because he hadn't expected company"
    Synonyms: caller
  • (noun): A social gathering of guests or companions.
    Example: "The house was filled with company when I arrived"
  • (noun): A band of people associated temporarily in some activity.
    Example: "The company of cooks walked into the kitchen"
    Synonyms: party
  • (noun): Crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship.
    Synonyms: ship's company

Famous quotes containing the word company:

    The company of women of fashion will improve your manners, though not your understanding; and that complaisance and politeness, which are so useful in men’s company, can only be acquired in women’s.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    The delicious faces of children, the beauty of school-girls, “the sweet seriousness of sixteen,” the lofty air of well-born, well-bred boys, the passionate histories in the looks and manners of youth and early manhood, and the varied power in all that well-known company that escort us through life,—we know how these forms thrill, paralyze, provoke, inspire, and enlarge us.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The Bermudas are said to have been discovered by a Spanish ship of that name which was wrecked on them.... Yet at the very first planting of them with some sixty persons, in 1612, the first governor, the same year, “built and laid the foundation of eight or nine forts.” To be ready, one would say, to entertain the first ship’s company that should be next shipwrecked on to them.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)