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COMPANY, n.

1. In military affairs, the soldiers united under the command of a captain; a subdivision of a regiment, consisting usually of a number from 60 to 100 men. But the number is indefinite.

2. Any assemblage of persons; a collection of men, or other animals, in a very indefinite sense. It may be applied to a small number, or any multitude whatever; as in scripture we read of a company of priests, a company of prophets, and an innumerable company of angels; also, a company of horses.

3. An assemblage of persons for entertainment or festivity; a party collected by invitation or otherwise.

4. Persons that associate with others for conversation or pleasure; society; as, let your children keep good company.

5. The state of being a companion; the act of accompanying; fellowship; society.

I will keep thee company.

We cannot enjoy the company of licentious men.

6. A number of persons untied for the same purpose, or in a joint concern; as a company of merchants or mechanics; a company of players. The word is applicable to private partnerships or to incorporated bodies of men. Hence it may signify a firm, house or partnership; or a corporation, as the East India Company, a banking or insurance company.

7. The crew of a ship, including the officers; also, a fleet.

To bear company, to accompany; to attend; to go with; denoting a temporary association.

His faithful dog shall bear him company.

To keep company, to accompany; to attend; also, to associate with frequently or habitually; hence, to frequent public houses. Prov. 29.

COMPANY, v.t. To accompany; to attend; to go with; to be companion to.

COMPANY, v.i.

1. To associate with; to frequent the company of.

I wrote you not to company with fornicators. 1 Cor. 5.

2. To be a gay companion.

3. To have commerce with the other sex.



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COMPANY, n.

1. In military affairs, the soldiers united under the command of a captain; a subdivision of a regiment, consisting usually of a number from 60 to 100 men. But the number is indefinite.

2. Any assemblage of persons; a collection of men, or other animals, in a very indefinite sense. It may be applied to a small number, or any multitude whatever; as in scripture we read of a company of priests, a company of prophets, and an innumerable company of angels; also, a company of horses.

3. An assemblage of persons for entertainment or festivity; a party collected by invitation or otherwise.

4. Persons that associate with others for conversation or pleasure; society; as, let your children keep good company.

5. The state of being a companion; the act of accompanying; fellowship; society.

I will keep thee company.

We cannot enjoy the company of licentious men.

6. A number of persons untied for the same purpose, or in a joint concern; as a company of merchants or mechanics; a company of players. The word is applicable to private partnerships or to incorporated bodies of men. Hence it may signify a firm, house or partnership; or a corporation, as the East India Company, a banking or insurance company.

7. The crew of a ship, including the officers; also, a fleet.

To bear company, to accompany; to attend; to go with; denoting a temporary association.

His faithful dog shall bear him company.

To keep company, to accompany; to attend; also, to associate with frequently or habitually; hence, to frequent public houses. Prov. 29.

COMPANY, v.t. To accompany; to attend; to go with; to be companion to.

COMPANY, v.i.

1. To associate with; to frequent the company of.

I wrote you not to company with fornicators. 1 Cor. 5.

2. To be a gay companion.

3. To have commerce with the other sex.

COM'PA-NY, n. [It. compagnia; Sp. compañia; Port. companhia; Fr. compagnie; not from cum and panis, bread, a mess or number of men eating together, as is commonly supposed; but from cum and pannus, cloth, Teutonic fahne or vaan, a flag. The word denotes a band or number of men under one flag or standard. What decides this question is, the Spanish mode of writing the word with n tildè, titled n, compañia, for this is the manner of writing paño, cloth; whereas panis, bread, is written pan. The orthography of the word in the other languages is confirmatory of this opinion.]

  1. In military affairs, the soldiers united under the command of a captain; a subdivision of a regiment, consisting usually of a number from 60 to 100 men. But the number is indefinite.
  2. Any assemblage of persons; a collection of men, or other animals, in a very indefinite sense. It may be applied to a small number, or any multitude whatever; as in Scripture we read of a company of priests, a company of prophets, and an innumerable company of angels; also, a company of horses.
  3. An assemblage of persons for entertainment or festivity; a party collected by invitation or otherwise.
  4. Persons that associate with others for conversation or pleasure; society; as, let your children keep good company.
  5. The state of being a companion; the act of accompanying; fellowship; society; as, we can not enjoy the company of licentious men. I will keep thee company. – Dryden.
  6. A number of persons united for the same purpose, or in a joint concern; as, a company of merchants or mechanics; a company of players. The word is applicable to private partnerships or to incorporated bodies of men. Hence it may signify a firm, house or partnership; or a corporation, as the East India Company, a banking or insurance company.
  7. The crew of a ship, including the officers; also, a fleet. To bear company, to accompany; to attend; to go with; denoting a temporary association. His faithful dog shall bear him company. – Pope. To keep company, to accompany; to attend; also, to associate with frequently or habitually; hence, to frequent public houses. – Prov. xxix.

COM'PA-NY, v.i.

  1. To associate with; to frequent the company of. I wrote you not to company with fornicators. – 1 Cor. v.
  2. To be a gay companion. [Obs.] – Spenser.
  3. To have commerce with the other sex. – Bp. Hall.

COM'PA-NY, v.t.

To accompany; to attend; to go with; to be companion to. [But accompany is generally used.]


Com"pa*ny
  1. The state of being a companion or companions; the act of accompanying; fellowship; companionship; society; friendly intercourse.

    Shak.

    Evil company doth corrupt good manners.
    1 Cor. xv. 33. (Rev. Ver.).

    Brethren, farewell: your company along
    I will not wish.
    Milton.

  2. To accompany or go with] to be companion to.

    [Obs.]
  3. To associate.

    Men which have companied with us all the time.
    Acts i. 21.

  4. A companion or companions.

    To thee and thy company I bid
    A hearty welcome.
    Shak.

  5. To be a gay companion.

    [Obs.] Spenser.
  6. An assemblage or association of persons, either permanent or transient.

    Thou shalt meet a company of prophets.
    1 Sam. x. 5.

  7. To have sexual commerce.

    [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
  8. Guests or visitors, in distinction from the members of a family; as, to invite company to dine.
  9. Society, in general; people assembled for social intercourse.

    Nature has left every man a capacity of being agreeable, though not of shining in company.
    Swift.

  10. An association of persons for the purpose of carrying on some enterprise or business; a corporation; a firm; as, the East India Company; an insurance company; a joint-stock company.
  11. Partners in a firm whose names are not mentioned in its style or title; -- often abbreviated in writing; as, Hottinguer *** Co.
  12. A subdivision of a regiment of troops under the command of a captain, numbering in the United States (full strength) 100 men.
  13. The crew of a ship, including the officers] as, a whole ship's company.
  14. The body of actors employed in a theater or in the production of a play.

    To keep company with. See under Keep, v. t.

    Syn. -- Assemblage; assembly; society; group; circle; crowd; troop; crew; gang; corporation; association; fraternity; guild; partnership; copartnery; union; club; party; gathering.

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Company

COMPANY, noun

1. In military affairs, the soldiers united under the command of a captain; a subdivision of a regiment, consisting usually of a number from 60 to 100 men. But the number is indefinite.

2. Any assemblage of persons; a collection of men, or other animals, in a very indefinite sense. It may be applied to a small number, or any multitude whatever; as in scripture we read of a company of priests, a company of prophets, and an innumerable company of angels; also, a company of horses.

3. An assemblage of persons for entertainment or festivity; a party collected by invitation or otherwise.

4. Persons that associate with others for conversation or pleasure; society; as, let your children keep good company

5. The state of being a companion; the act of accompanying; fellowship; society.

I will keep thee company

We cannot enjoy the company of licentious men.

6. A number of persons untied for the same purpose, or in a joint concern; as a company of merchants or mechanics; a company of players. The word is applicable to private partnerships or to incorporated bodies of men. Hence it may signify a firm, house or partnership; or a corporation, as the East India company a banking or insurance company

7. The crew of a ship, including the officers; also, a fleet.

To bear company to accompany; to attend; to go with; denoting a temporary association.

His faithful dog shall bear him company

To keep company to accompany; to attend; also, to associate with frequently or habitually; hence, to frequent public houses. Proverbs 29:3.

COMPANY, verb transitive To accompany; to attend; to go with; to be companion to.

COMPANY, verb intransitive

1. To associate with; to frequent the company of.

I wrote you not to company with fornicators. 1 Corinthians 5:9.

2. To be a gay companion.

3. To have commerce with the other sex.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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