Show More, origin of company 120050; Middle English Anglo-French; Old French compaignie companionship, equivalent to compain ( Late Latin compni; see companion1 ) -ie -y3, related formscompanyless, adjectiveintercompany, adjective. Show More verb (used with object companied, companying. Show More verb (used without object companied, companying. (initial capital letter) the members of a firm not specifically named in the firm's title: George Higgins and Company.
The smallest body of troops, consisting of a headquarters and two or three platoons. A unit of firefighters, including their special apparatus: a hook-and-ladder company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
M Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Random House, Inc. A guest or guests: We're having company for dinner. Companionship; fellowship; association: I always enjoy her company. To separate: We parted company at the airport. Sense of "business association" first recorded 1550s, having earlier been used in reference to trade guilds (c.1300). Kuhm-puh-nee, see more synonyms on m noun, plural companies. Mid-12c., "large group of people from Old French compagnie "society, friendship, intimacy; body of soldiers" (12c. Company is the general word and means any group of people: a company of motorists. Troop, used specifically of a body of cavalry, usually implies a number of individuals organized as a unit: a troop of cavalry. Party, except when used of a political group, usually implies an indefinite and temporary assemblage, as for some common pursuit: a spelunking party. Synonyms, see more synonyms on.