Meaning of COMPANY in English

I. noun (plural -nies) Usage: often attributive see: companion Date: 13th century 1. association with another ; fellowship , companions, associates , visitors, guests , 2. a group of persons or things , a body of soldiers, an organization of performing artists, the officers and crew of a ship, a firefighting unit, 3. a chartered commercial organization or medieval trade guild, an association of persons for carrying on a commercial or industrial enterprise, those members of a partnership firm whose names do not appear in the firm name , II. verb (-nied; -nying) Date: 14th century transitive verb ac~ , intransitive verb associate

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