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company

  
1    assemblage, assembly, band, bevy, body, camp, circle, collection, community, concourse, convention, coterie, crew, crowd, ensemble, gathering, group, league, party, set, throng, troop, troupe, turnout  
2    association, business, concern, corporation, establishment, firm, house, partnership, syndicate  
3    callers, companionship, fellowship, guests, party, presence, society, visitors  
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company

  
  ( companies    plural  )
1       n-count-coll; n-in-names   A company is a business organization that makes money by selling goods or services.   (=firm)  
Sheila found some work as a secretary in an insurance company., ...the Ford Motor Company.     
2       n-count-coll; n-in-names   A company is a group of opera singers, dancers, or actors who work together.  
...the Phoenix Dance Company.     
3       n-count; n-in-names   A company is a group of soldiers that is usually part of a battalion or regiment, and that is divided into two or more platoons.  
The division will consist of two tank companies and one infantry company...     
4       n-uncount   Company is having another person or other people with you, usually when this is pleasant or stops you feeling lonely.  
`I won't stay long.'<emdash10001`No, please. I need the company'..., Ross had always enjoyed the company of women..., I'm not in the mood for company.     
5   
    joint-stock company  
    public company  
6    If you say that someone is in good company, you mean that they should not be ashamed of a mistake or opinion, because some important or respected people have made the same mistake or have the same opinion.  
be in good company      phrase   V inflects  
Mr Koo is in good company. The prime minister made a similar slip a couple of years back.     
7    If you have company, you have a visitor or friend with you.  
have company      phrase   V inflects  
He didn't say he had had company.     
8    When you are in company, you are with a person or group of people.  
in company      phrase   v-link PHR, PHR after v     (Antonym: alone)    When they were in company she always seemed to dominate the conversation...     
9    If you feel, believe, or know something in company with someone else, you both feel, believe, or know it.  
FORMAL  
in company with sb      prep-phrase   PHR n  
Saudi Arabia, in company with some other Gulf oil states, is concerned to avoid any repetition of the two oil price shocks of the 1970s.     
10    If you keep someone company, you spend time with them and stop them feeling lonely or bored.  
keep sb company      phrase   V inflects  
Why don't you stay here and keep Emma company?     
11    If you keep company with a person or with a particular kind of person, you spend a lot of time with them.  
keep company      phrase   V inflects  
He keeps company with all sorts of lazy characters.     
12    If two or more people part company, they go in different directions after going in the same direction together.  
WRITTEN  
part company      phrase   V inflects, pl-n PHR, PHR with n  
The three of them parted company at the bus stop.     
13    If you part companywith someone, you end your association with them, often because of a disagreement.  
FORMAL  
part company      phrase   V inflects, PHR with n, pl-n PHR  
The tennis star has parted company with his Austrian trainer..., We have agreed to part company after differences of opinion.     


company car        ( company cars    plural  ) A company car is a car which an employer gives to an employee to use as their own, usually as a benefit of having a particular job, or because their job involves a lot of travelling.     (BUSINESS)      n-count  
company secretary        ( company secretaries    plural  ) A company secretary is a person whose job within a company is to keep the legal affairs, accounts, and administration in order.  
  (BRIT, BUSINESS)      n-count  
finance company        ( finance companies    plural  ) A finance company is a business which lends money to people and charges them interest while they pay it back.     (BUSINESS)      n-count  
holding company        ( holding companies    plural  ) A holding company is a company that has enough shares in one or more other companies to be able to control the other companies.     (BUSINESS)      n-count  
joint-stock company        ( joint-stock companies    plural  ) A joint-stock company is a company that is owned by the people who have bought shares in that company.     (BUSINESS)      n-count  
listed company        ( listed companies    plural  ) A listed company is a company whose shares are quoted on a stock exchange.     (BUSINESS)      n-count  
public company        ( public companies    plural  ) A public company is a company whose shares can be bought by the general public.     (BUSINESS)      n-count  
public limited company        ( public limited companies    plural  ) A public limited company is the same as a public company. The abbreviation plc is used after such companies' names.     (BUSINESS)      n-count  
shell company        ( shell companies    plural  ) A shell company is a company that another company takes over in order to use its name to gain an advantage.     (BUSINESS)      n-count  

Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  

misery loves company exp.
expression meaning that someone who is not happy tends to find comfort in seeing others unhappy too

Additional comments:

Collaborative Dictionary     English Thesaurus
n.
very short presentation of a product or a company that you would do to somebody you meet briefly, like in an elevator, to attract his/her attention
n.
game of power inside a company's board or management team
[Leg.];[Bus.]
exp.
use the authority given by a position (in society, in a company etc.) to determine someone to act in a certain manner
E.g: He is not eager to attend the event, but he has to be there because his boss pulled rank on him.
exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
n.
remnants of disputes that make a relationship between people or companies difficult to maintain, even without an open dispute
n.
A directory is a book which gives lists of facts, for example people's names, addresses, and telephone numbers, or the names and addresses of business companies, usually arranged in alphabetical order.

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