uk /ˈkʌm.pə.ni/ us /ˈkʌm.pə.ni/

company noun (BUSINESS)

A2 [ C ] an organization that sells goods or services in order to make money:

He works for a software company/a company that makes software.
I work for Duggan and Company.
No smoking is company policy.


company noun (OTHER PEOPLE)

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
be good company

C1 to be pleasant and entertaining to be with:

You'll like Rosie - she's good company.
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.
keep sb company

B2 to stay with someone so that they are not alone:

I'll keep you company till the train comes.


company noun (THEATRICAL GROUP)

[ C ] a group of actors, singers, or dancers who perform together:

She's in the National Theatre Company.
I'd like to thank the director, the choreographer and the other members of the company for being so supportive.


(company在劍橋高級學習詞典和同義詞詞典的解釋 ©劍橋大學出版社)




us /ˈkʌm·pə·ni/

company noun (BUSINESS)

[ C ] an organization that produces or sells goods or services in order to make a profit:

He owns part of a company that manufactures software for personal computers.

company noun (OTHER PEOPLE)

[ U ] the state of having someone with you, or the person or people who are with you:

It was a long trip and I was grateful for his company.
I traveled to Chicago in the company of two teachers (= with them).
We’re having company (= guests) for dinner tonight.

company noun (GROUP)

[ C ] a group of people who work or perform together:

She’s spending the summer as part of a touring theatrical company.

[ C ] A company is also a military unit consisting of a large group of soldiers, usually with a captain in charge of them.

(company在劍橋學術詞典的解釋 ©劍橋大學出版社)



companynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkʌmpəni/ us 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.

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If the directive goes through, the board of a bidding or offeree company will have to declare its hand at the time of the bid.
There was no prior consultation with the workforce, although since announcing the decision the company has been holding what it calls "consultation".
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2001 should be the year in which the euro takes over the key role of national currencies in setting prices, in company accounting and in cross-border transactions.
Are state aid to business or inter-company agreements legitimate in a market economy, and who must supervise these exceptions to the absolute rules of the market economy?