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company

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈkʌmpəni/ ( plural companies) COMMERCE
an organization that sells goods or services in order to make money: a big/large/small, etc. company We're a medium-sized company giving good value for money.join/work for/leave a company Her husband has worked for the same company for 18 years.set up/found/establish a company They want to set up a company selling children's clothing.run/own a company She runs a company designing interactive computer programmes, websites, and CD-ROMS.dissolve/liquidate a company This flowchart shows the steps you need to take in order to liquidate your company.buy/buy out/take over a company The bank had bought out the company for $29 a share.a company expands/shrinks At that time the company was expanding rapidly, opening a new branch every couple of months.a company fails/ goes bankrupt/goes into liquidation Hargreaves lost thousands when the company went bankrupt. company executives/policy/profits
→  See also and Company , associated company , blue chip noun , cable company , close company , closed company , closely held company , closed-end investment company , commercial company , constituent company , controlling company , credit company , daughter company , dock company , dual listed company , finance company , holding company , insurance company , investment company , joint-stock company , limited company , listed company , management company , mutual noun , mutual insurance company , offshore company , off-the-shelf company , open-ended investment company , parent company , private company , private limited company , property company , proprietary company , public company , public limited company , quoted company , real estate company , red chip , registered company , related company , shelf company , shell , small company , Small Business Investment Company , start-up , statutory company , stock company , subsidiary , target company , trading company , trust company , unit trust company , unlimited company , unquoted company
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