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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 




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