company – Wiktionary

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company

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Alternative forms

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  • companieobsolete)

Etymology

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From Middle English companye (“a team; companionship”), from Old French compaignie (“companionship”) (Modern French: compagnie), possibly from Late Latin *compania, but this word is not attested. Old French compaignie is equivalent to Old French compaignon (Modern French: compagnon) + -ie. More at companion.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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company (countable and uncountable, plural companies)

Synonyms

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  • (

    in legal context, a corporation

    )

    :

    corporation

  • (

    group of individuals with a common purpose

    )

    :

    associationcompanionshipfellowshiporganizationsociety

  • (

    companionship

    )

    :

    fellowshipfriendshipmateship

Hyponyms

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Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Hindi: कंपनी

    (

    kampnī

    )

  • Malay: kompeni

  • Scottish Gaelic: companaidh

  • Swahili: kampuni

Translations

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  • Afrikaans: maatskappy(af)
  • Arabic: شَرِكَة

    f

    (

    šarika

    )

    Egyptian Arabic: شركة

    f

    (

    širka

    )

  • Belarusian: кампа́нія

    f

    (

    kampánija

    )

    , фі́рма

    f

    (

    fírma

    )

  • Bulgarian: компа́ния(bg)

    f

    (

    kompánija

    )

    , фи́рма(bg)

    f

    (

    fírma

    )

  • Chichewa: kampani
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: 企業(zh)企业(zh)

    (

    qǐyè

    )

  • Dutch: maatschappij(nl)
  • Finnish: yritys(fi)liike(fi)firma(fi)
  • Greek:
    Ancient: ἐργασία

    f

    (

    ergasía

    )

  • Greenlandic: suliffeqarfik
  • Hungarian: társaság(hu)
  • Irish: comhlacht

    m

  • Japanese: 企業(ja)

    (

    きぎょう, kigyō

    )

  • Kazakh: кәсіпорын

    (

    käsıporyn

    )

  • Korean: 기업(企業)(ko)

    (

    gieop

    )

  • Macedonian: фирма

    f

    (

    firma

    )

    , претпријатие

    n

    (

    pretprijatie

    )

  • Norwegian: firma(no)

    n

  • Portuguese: companhia(pt)

    f

    , empresa(pt)

    f

  • Russian: компа́ния(ru)

    f

    (

    kompánija

    )

    , фи́рма(ru)

    f

    (

    fírma

    )

    , о́бщество(ru)

    n

    (

    óbščestvo

    )

    , това́рищество(ru)

    n

    (

    továriščestvo

    )

  • Scottish Gaelic: cuideachd

    f

    , companaidh

    m or f

  • Swahili: kampuni(sw)
  • Swedish: företag(sv)firma(sv)
  • Turkish: firma(tr)
  • Ukrainian: компа́нія(uk)

    f

    (

    kompánija

    )

    , фі́рма

    f

    (

    fírma

    )

  • Afrikaans: geselskap
  • Belarusian: кампа́нія

    f

    (

    kampánija

    )

    , тавары́ства

    n

    (

    tavarýstva

    )

  • Bulgarian: компа́ния(bg)

    f

    (

    kompánija

    )

    , о́бщество(bg)

    n

    (

    óbštestvo

    )

  • Catalan: companyia(ca)

    f

  • Czech: společnost(cs)
  • Dutch: gezelschap(nl)

    n

  • Esperanto: kunularo
  • Estonian: kompanii(et)
  • Finnish: ryhmä(fi)
  • French: compagnie(fr)

    f

  • Galician: compaña(gl)

    f

  • German: Gesellschaft(de)

    f

  • Greek: συντροφιά(el)

    f

    (

    syntrofiá

    )

    Ancient: ὁμιλία

    f

    (

    homilía

    )

  • Hungarian: társulat(hu)
  • Interlingua: compania
  • Irish: comhlacht

    m

  • Latin: coetus

    m

  • Macedonian: друштво

    n

    (

    društvo

    )

    , дружина

    f

    (

    družina

    )

  • Old Norse: sveit

    f pl

  • Portuguese: companhia(pt)

    f

  • Romanian: companie(ro)

    f

  • Russian: компа́ния(ru)

    f

    (

    kompánija

    )

    , о́бщество(ru)

    n

    (

    óbščestvo

    )

    , това́рищество(ru)

    n

    (

    továriščestvo

    )

  • Sanskrit: पटल(sa)

    n

    (

    paṭala

    )

  • Scottish Gaelic: cuideachd

    f

  • Spanish: compañía(es)

    f

  • Swahili: kampuni(sw)
  • Ukrainian: товари́ство(uk)

    n

    (

    tovarýstvo

    )

    , компа́нія(uk)

    f

    (

    kompánija

    )

  • Welsh: criw(cy)

    m

  • Afrikaans: besoek(af)besoekers
  • Belarusian: тавары́ства

    n

    (

    tavarýstva

    )

    , го́сці

    m pl

    (

    hósci

    )

  • Bulgarian: го́сти(bg)

    m pl

    (

    gósti

    )

  • Czech: společnost(cs)

    f

  • Dutch: bezoek(nl)

    n

    , bezoekers(nl)

    pl

  • Estonian: seltskond
  • Finnish: vieraat(fi)

    pl

  • French: compagnie(fr)

    f

  • German: Besuch(de)

    m

    , Besucher(de)

    m pl

  • Hungarian: társaság(hu)
  • Indonesian: besuk(id)
  • Japanese: 訪問者

    (

    ほうもんしゃ, hōmonsha

    )

  • Korean: 방문자(訪問者)(ko)

    (

    bangmunja

    )

  • Macedonian: друштво

    n

    (

    društvo

    )

  • Polish: gościeasysta(pl)

    f

  • Portuguese: visita(pt)

    f

  • Russian: компа́ния(ru)

    f

    (

    kompánija

    )

    , го́сти(ru)

    m pl

    (

    gósti

    )

  • Scottish Gaelic: cuideachd

    f

  • Ukrainian: товари́ство(uk)

    n

    (

    tovarýstvo

    )

    , го́сті

    m pl

    (

    hósti

    )

  • Afrikaans: geselskap
  • Arabic: رِفْقَة

    f

    (

    rifqa

    )

  • Belarusian: кампа́нія

    f

    (

    kampánija

    )

    , тавары́ства

    n

    (

    tavarýstva

    )

  • Bulgarian: компа́ния(bg)

    f

    (

    kompánija

    )

  • Catalan: companyia(ca)

    f

  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: 同伴(zh)

    (

    tóngbàn

    )

  • Dutch: gezelschap(nl)

    n

  • Finnish: kumppanuus(fi)
  • French: compagnie(fr)

    f

  • Galician: compañía(gl)

    f

    , compaña(gl)

    f

  • German: Gesellschaft(de)

    f

  • Greek: συντροφικότητα(el)

    f

    (

    syntrofikótita

    )

    , παρέα(el)

    f

    (

    paréa

    )

    , φιλία(el)

    f

    (

    filía

    )

    Ancient Greek: ὁμιλία

    f

    (

    homilía

    )

  • Hungarian: társaság(hu)
  • Interlingua: compania
  • Irish: cumann

    m

  • Japanese: 仲間(ja)

    (

    なかま, nakama

    )

  • Korean: 동료(同僚)(ko)

    (

    dongnyo

    )

  • Macedonian: друштво

    n

    (

    društvo

    )

  • Malay: teman(ms)
  • Polish: towarzystwo(pl)

    n

    , asysta(pl)

    f

    , asystencja

    f

    (

    archaic

    )

  • Portuguese: companhia(pt)

    f

  • Russian: компа́ния(ru)

    f

    (

    kompánija

    )

    , о́бщество(ru)

    n

    (

    óbščestvo

    )

  • Scottish Gaelic: cuideachd

    f

  • Serbo-Croatian:
    Cyrillic: дру́штво

    n

    Roman: drúštvo(sh)

    n

  • Spanish: compañía(es)
  • Swahili: kampuni(sw)
  • Swedish: sällskap(sv)

    n

  • Ukrainian: товари́ство(uk)

    n

    (

    tovarýstvo

    )

    , компа́нія(uk)

    f

    (

    kompánija

    )

  • Westrobothnian: fåli

    n

  • Finnish: palokunta(fi)
  • Japanese: 消防隊

    (

    しょうぼうたい, shōbōtai

    )

  • Polish: kompania(pl)

    f

  • Ukrainian: ла́нка(uk)

    f

    (

    lánka

    )

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  • Indonesian: (please verify) perusahaan(id)

Verb

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company (third-person singular simple present companies, present participle companying, simple past and past participle companied)

Synonyms

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Catalan

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Etymology

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From Late Latin compāniō, from Latin cum + pānis (“bread”). This form was inherited from the Latin nominative while the variant companyó came from the accusative compāniōnem[1].

Pronunciation

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Noun

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company m (plural companys, feminine companya)

Derived terms

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Further reading

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  • “company” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Middle English

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Noun

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company

  1. companye

    Alternative form of