1. company (noun)
an institution created to conduct business.
broadcasting company noun
a company that manages tv or radio stations.
bureau de change noun
(French) an establishment where you can exchange foreign money.
East India Company noun
an English company formed in 1600 to develop trade with the new British colonies in India and southeastern Asia; in the 18th century it assumed administrative control of Bengal and held it until the British army took over in 1858 after the Indian Mutiny.
electronics company noun
a company that makes and sells electronic instruments.
film company noun
a company that makes, advertises, and distributes movies.
food company noun
a company that processes and sells food.
furniture company noun
a company that sells furniture.
mining company noun
a company that owns and manages mines.
shipping company noun
a company that provides shipping services.
steel company noun
a company that makes and sells steel.
transportation company noun
a company providing transportation.
a company that markets merchandise.
oil company noun
a company that sells oil.
pipeline company noun
a company that operates oil pipelines for the oil industry.
corporate investor noun
a company that invests in (acquires control of) other companies.
white knight noun
a company that is a friendly acquirer in a takeover.
holding company noun
a company with controlling shares in other companies.
a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation.
livery company noun
one of the chartered companies of London originating with the craft guilds.
open shop noun
a company whose workers are hired without regard to their membership in a labor union.
closed shop noun
a company that hires only union members.
union shop noun
a company allowed to hire nonunion workers on the condition that they will join the union within a specified time.
stock company noun
a company whose capital is represented by stock.
joint-stock company noun
a company (usually unincorporated) which has the capital of its members pooled in a common fund; transferable shares represent ownership interest; shareholders are legally liable for all debts of the company.
record company noun
a company that makes and sells musical recordings.
a company in the business of shipping freight.
2. companion, company, keep company, accompany (verb)
be a companion to somebody.
3. company (noun)
small military unit; usually two or three platoons.
army unit noun
a military unit that is part of an army.
a company of militia in England or America from the 16th century to the 18th century.
4. companionship, fellowship, company, society (noun)
the state of being with someone.
a natural or instinctive fellowship between people of similar interests.
5. troupe, company (noun)
organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical).
opera company noun
a company that produces operas.
theater company noun
a company that produces plays.
ballet company noun
a company that produces ballets.
a travelling company of entertainers; including trained animals.
minstrel show noun
a troupe of performers in blackface typically giving a comic program of negro songs and jokes.
a troupe of minstrels.
6. caller, company (noun)
a social or business visitor.
7. company (noun)
a social gathering of guests or companions.
8. party, company (noun)
a band of people associated temporarily in some activity.
fatigue party noun
a group of soldiers on fatigue duty.
landing party noun
a part of a ship's company organized for special duties ashore.
rescue party noun
a party of rescuers.
search party noun
a party of people to search for someone.
stretcher party noun
a party of people with stretchers to carry an injured person.
war party noun
a band of warriors who raid or fight an enemy (used especially of Native Americans).
9. ship's company, company (noun)
crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship.
10. company (noun)
a unit of firefighters including their equipment.
company man (noun)
an employee whose first loyalty is to the company rather than to fellow workers
company name (noun)
the name by which a corporation is identified
company operator (noun)
an operator who works for a company
company union (noun)
a union of workers for a single company; a union not affiliated with a larger union
qualities that are comparable
able to be compared or worthy of comparison
comparable to (adjective satellite)
worthy of comparison; as good as
comparable with (adjective satellite)
similar in some respect and so able to be compared in order to show differences and similarities
in a comparable manner or to a comparable degree
the comparative form of an adjective or adverb
comparative anatomist (noun)
anatomist who compares the anatomy of different animals
comparative anatomy (noun)
the study of anatomical features of animals of different species
comparative degree (noun)
the comparative form of an adjective or adverb
comparative literature (noun)
study of literary works from different cultures (often in translation)
comparative negligence (noun)
(law) negligence allocated between the plaintiff and the defendant with a corresponding reduction in damages paid to the plaintiff