company

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company is part of the Basic English 850.
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company is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
company

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
company

Plural
companies

  1. (countable) A company is an organization for doing work for money.
    He works for a big company.
    I own this company, so it's a problem for me if people don't buy what we make.
  2. (uncountable) Company is people who are visiting other people; people who are in other peoples' house so that they can talk to the other people, or people who are walking with other people or being somewhere with other people.
    I can't talk to you on the phone right now, because I have company. (people in the house.)
  3. (uncountable) When someone keeps someone else company, they stay with the person.
    Will you keep me company while I go to mail this letter?

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