What does company mean?

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  1. A team; a group of people who work together professionally.
    1. A group of individuals who work together for a common purpose.
    2. (military) A unit of approximately sixty to one hundred and twenty soldiers, typically consisting of two or three platoons and forming part of a battalion.
    3. A unit of firefighters and their equipment.
    4. (nautical) The entire crew of a ship.
    5. (espionage) Nickname for an intelligence service.
  2. (law) An entity having legal personality, and thus able to own property and to sue and be sued in its own name; a corporation.
  3. (business) Any business, whether incorporated or not, that manufactures or sells products (also known as goods), or provides services as a commercial venture.
  4. (uncountable) Social visitors or companions.
  5. (uncountable) Companionship.
  1. (archaic, transitive) To accompany, keep company with.
  2. (archaic, intransitive) To associate.
  3. (obsolete, intransitive) To be a lively, cheerful companion.
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