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Definition of a company?

What is company?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    http://www.just-define.com/company-definition.htm

    company

    n 1: an institution created to conduct business; "he only invests

    in large well-established companies"; "he started the

    company in his garage"

    2: organization of performers and associated personnel

    (especially theatrical); "the traveling company all stayed

    at the same hotel" [syn: troupe]

    3: the state of being with someone; "he missed their company";

    "he enjoyed the society of his friends" [syn: companionship,

    fellowship, society]

    4: small military unit; usually two or three platoons

    5: a band of people associated temporarily in some activity;

    "they organized a party to search for food"; "the company

    of cooks walked into the kitchen" [syn: party]

    6: a social gathering of guests or companions; "the house was

    filled with company when I arrived"

    7: a social or business visitor; "the room was a mess because

    he hadn't expected company" [syn: caller]

    8: a unit of firefighters including their equipment; "a

    hook-and-ladder company"

    9: crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or

    personnel of a ship [syn: ship's company]

    v : be a companion to somebody [syn: companion, accompany, keep

    company]

    As defined in: WordNet (r) 2.0

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    Company \Com"pa*ny\, n.; pl. Companies. [F. compagnie, fr. OF.

    compaing. See Companion.]

    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. A companion or companions.

    To thee and thy company I bid A hearty welcome.

    --Shak.

    3. An assemblage or association of persons, either permanent

    or transient.

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

    5.

    4. Guests or visitors, in distinction from the members of a

    family; as, to invite company to dine.

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    7. Partners in a firm whose names are not mentioned in its

    style or title; -- often abbreviated in writing; as,

    Hottinguer & Co.

    8. (Mil.) A subdivision of a regiment of troops under the

    command of a captain, numbering in the United States (full

    strength) 100 men.

    9. (Naut.) The crew of a ship, including the officers; as, a

    whole ship's company.

    10. 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.

    As defined in: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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    Company \Com"pa*ny\ (k[u^]m"p[.a]*n[y^]), n.; pl. Companies

    (k[u^]m"p[.a]*n[i^]z). [F. compagnie, fr. OF. compaing. See

    Companion.]

    1. The state of being a companion or companions; the act of

    accompanying; fellowship; companionship; society; friendly

    intercourse. --Shak.

    [1913 Webster]

    Evil company doth corrupt good manners. --1 Cor. xv.

    33. (Rev.

    Ver.).

    [1913 Webster]

    Brethren, farewell: your company along

    I will not wish. --Milton.

    [1913 Webster]

    2. A companion or companions.

    [1913 Webster]

    To thee and thy company I bid

    A hearty welcome. --Shak.

    [1913 Webster]

    3. An assemblage or association of persons, either permanent

    or transient.

    [1913 Webster]

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

    5.

    [1913 Webster]

    4. Guests or visitors, in distinction from the members of a

    family; as, to invite company to dine.

    [1913 Webster]

    5. Society, in general; people assembled for social

    intercourse.

    [1913 Webster]

    Nature has left every man a capacity of being

    agreeable, though not of shining in company.

    --Swift.

    [1913 Webster]

    6. 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.

    [1913 Webster]

    7. Partners in a firm whose names are not mentioned in its

    style or title; -- often abbreviated in writing; as,

    Hottinguer & Co.

    [1913 Webster]

    8. (Mil.) A subdivision of a regiment of troops under the

    command of a captain, numbering in the United States (full

    strength) 100 men.

    [1913 Webster]

    9. (Naut.) The crew of a ship, including the officers; as, a

    whole ship's company.

    [1913 Webster]

    10. The body of actors employed in a theater or in the

    production of a play.

    [1913 Webster]

    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.

    [1913 Webster]

    As defined in: English Monolingual Dictionaries

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    271 Moby Thesaurus words for "company":

    Aktiengesellschaft, KP, ace, acting company, actors, affiliation,

    age group, agency, aggregation, aktiebolag, amigo, army,

    army group, assemblage, assembly, associate, associates,

    association, atelier, attend, attendance, band, barbershop,

    battalion, battery, battle group, bear, beauty parlor, beauty shop,

    bedfellow, bedmate, bench, bevy, body, body corporate, bosom buddy,

    brigade, bring, buddy, bunch, bunkie, bunkmate, business,

    business establishment, butcher shop, butty, cabal, cadre, caller,

    camarade, camaraderie, carry, cartel, cast, cast of characters,

    chamber of commerce, chamberfellow, chaperon, characters, chorus,

    chum, circle, circus troupe, classmate, clique, club, cohort,

    colleague, collection, column, comate, combat command, combat team,

    combine, commercial enterprise, community, compagnie, companion,

    companions, companionship, compeer, complement, comrade, comrades,

    comradeship, concern, conduct, confrere, conglomerate,

    conglomerate corporation, congregation, consociate, consociation,

    consolidating company, consort, consort with, consortium,

    consortship, contingent, convention, convoy, cooperation,

    copartner, copartnership, corporate body, corporation, corps,

    corps de ballet, coterie, covey, crew, crony, crowd, desk,

    detachment, detail, diversified corporation, division,

    dramatis personae, eight, eleven, ensemble, enterprise, entourage,

    establishment, facility, faction, fellow, fellow student,

    fellowship, field army, field train, file, firm, first string,

    first team, five, fleet, flock, flying column, followers,

    following, fraternity, fraternization, freeloader, frequenter,

    friends, gang, garrison, gate-crasher, gathering, girl friend,

    gossip, group, grouping, groupment, guest, guests, habitue,

    holding company, horde, house, in-group, industry, installation,

    institution, joint-stock association, joint-stock company, junta,

    kitchen police, legion, loft, maniple, mate, membership, messmate,

    mob, moocher, movement, muster, nine, old crony, operating company,

    order, organization, out-group, outfit, pack, pal, pard, pardner,

    parlor, partaking, participation, partner, partnership, party,

    peer group, phalanx, platoon, playfellow, playmate, plunderbund,

    pool, posse, presence, proprietorship, public utility, rank,

    regiment, repertory company, reserves, retinue, roommate,

    rowing crew, ruck, salon, schoolfellow, schoolmate, second string,

    second team, section, set, sharing, shipmate, shop, side partner,

    sidekick, society, squad, squadron, stable, stock company, string,

    studio, suite, supporting cast, sweatshop, syndicate,

    tactical unit, task force, team, teammate, third string, throng,

    trade association, train, tribe, troop, troupe, trust,

    uninvited guest, unit, utility, varsity, visitant, visitor,

    visitors, wing, work site, work space, workbench, workfellow,

    workhouse, working space, workplace, workroom, workshop, worktable,

    yokefellow, yokemate

    As defined in: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    A company is a form of corporation (a separate legal entity). In other words, the managers who manage the company are separate from the people who own the company (the shareholders) A company can fall into the following types.

    Limited Companies

    A company whose members are liable only to the extent of the amount of the issue price unpaid on shares, or to the extent of a guaranteed amount

    Unlimited companies

    A company in which members are fully liable for all debts of the company

    No-liability Company

    A company that does not have a right to require shareholders to make any contribution towards the debts of the company, that is, there is no liability on the part of the shareholders to pay any calls on shares to the company. Non-payment of calls leads to automatic forfeiture of shares

    Companies limited by guarantee

    A public company whose members undertake to contribute a guaranteed amount if the company is wound up. Note that a company limited by guarantee does not have the power to issue shares.

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  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    A company is an institution created to conduct business. A "company" means a company incorporated pursuant to an Act or pursuant to any corresponding previous written law. Any person may, whether alone or together with another person, by subscribing his name or their names to a memorandum and complying with the requirements as to registration, form an incorporated company.

    A company may be —

    (a) a company limited by shares;

    (b) a company limited by guarantee; or

    (c) an unlimited company.

    "company having a share capital" includes an unlimited company with a share capital;

    "company limited by guarantee" means a company formed on the principle of having the liability of its members limited by the memorandum to such amount as the members may respectively undertake to contribute to the assets of the company in the event of its being wound up; and

    "company limited by shares" means a company formed on the principle of having the liability of its members limited by the memorandum to the amount, if any, unpaid on the shares respectively held by them.

    A private company is a company whose shares are not traded on the open market.

    A public company is a company which has issued securities through an offering, and which are now traded on the open market. also called publicly held or publicly traded. Opposite of private company.

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    a company government registered

    some products

    brand reality

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  • 1 decade ago

    A business entity.

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