Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “company”

company

noun (OTHER PEOPLE)    /ˈkʌm.pə.ni/
B2 [U] the fact of being with a person or people, or the person or people you are with: I just enjoy his company. It was a long trip and I was grateful for his company. I enjoy my own company (= I like being alone). I travelled in the company of (= with) two teachers as far as Istanbul. I'd rather you didn't mention it when we're in company (= with other people). I didn't realize you had company (= were with someone/people). Margot came to stay for a week as company for my mother while I was away. With only her thoughts for company (= being alone), she walked slowly along the beach. → See also accompanyFriends, acquaintances and contemporaries be good company C1 to be pleasant and entertaining to be with: You'll like Rosie - she's good company.Friendly for company If you do something for company, you do it to make you feel as if you are not alone: I usually have the radio on for company.Friends, acquaintances and contemporaries keep sb company B2 to stay with someone so that they are not alone: I'll keep you company till the train comes.Friends, acquaintances and contemporaries
(Definition of company noun (OTHER PEOPLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of company

Definitions of “company” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pump iron

to lift heavy weights for exercise

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More