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(n.) Guests or visitors, in distinction from the members of a family; as, to invite company to dine.


(n.) The state of being a companion or companions; the act of accompanying; fellowship; companionship; society; friendly intercourse.


(v. t.) To accompany or go with; to be companion to.


(v. i.) To have sexual commerce.


(n.) 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.


(n.) Partners in a firm whose names are not mentioned in its style or title; - often abbreviated in writing; as, Hottinguer & Co.


(n.) A subdivision of a regiment of troops under the command of a captain, numbering in the United States (full strength) 100 men.


(n.) The crew of a ship, including the officers; as, a whole ship's company.


(v. i.) To be a gay companion.


(v. i.) To associate.


(n.) The body of actors employed in a theater or in the production of a play.


(n.) An assemblage or association of persons, either permanent or transient.


(n.) A companion or companions.


(n.) Society, in general; people assembled for social intercourse.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Company'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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