Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “parent company”

See all translations

parent company

noun [C]
 
 
a company that controls other smaller companiesMergers and takeoversBusinesses and enterprises
Translations of “parent company”
in Chinese (Traditional) 母公司,總公司…
in Russian компания-учредитель…
in Turkish ana şirket, asıl kuruluş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 母公司,总公司…
in Polish spółka dominująca…
(Definition of parent company from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “parent company” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bad/hard/tough luck

said to express sympathy with someone when something bad has happened to them

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More