Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “public company”

public company

noun [C]
 
 
UK (also publicly-owned company, US public corporation) FINANCE
a company whose shares are traded on a stock exchange: All public companies should report on their shareholder returns. → Compare private company
(Definition of public company from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of public company?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “public company”

Definitions of “public company” in other dictionaries

Translations of “public company”

Word of the Day

hoppy

like hops (= dried fruit used to make beer)

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