company

noun
1 business organization
ADJECTIVE
big, large, leading, major

a major Japanese company

medium-sized, mid-sized (esp. AmE)
small
reputable
profitable, successful
associated (BrE), holding, joint-stock, limited (in the UK), parent

a public limited company

start-up

a small start-up software company

family-owned, state-owned
private, public
international, multinational, national
commercial, utility
manufacturing, trading

an international trading company

drug, pharmaceutical
bus, insurance, oil, etc.

a small insurance company

dotcom, Internet, tech
… OF COMPANIES
group
VERB + COMPANY
create, establish, form, found, launch, set up, start, start up
manage, operate, run
build, grow
own
acquire, buy, take over

The company has been taken over by a rival.

dissolve
sell
work for

She's been working for the same company for ten years.

join
leave, resign from
sue
COMPANY + VERB
make sth, manufacture sth, produce sth, sell sth, supply sth

The company produces cotton goods.

operate
expand, grow
shrink
merge
fail, go bankrupt, go bust, go into liquidation, go out of business, go to the wall (informal), go under

During the recession many small companies went out of business.

COMPANY + NOUN
director, executive
owner, president
official, representative, spokesman, spokeswoman
policy
profits
car, pension
logo, name
headquarters
website
employee
PREPOSITION
in a/the company

He has shares in several companies.

within a/the company

the division of power within a company

PHRASES
a director of a company
2 group of actors, dancers, etc.
ADJECTIVE
large, small
touring
ballet, opera, repertory, stock (AmE), theatre/theater

a small touring opera company

3 being with sb else
ADJECTIVE
good, pleasant

He's very good company.

poor
VERB + COMPANY
have

It's nice to have a bit of company for a change.

keep sb

I'll stay and keep you company.

need, want
provide (sb with)

A cat would provide her with some company.

seek
enjoy

I always enjoy her company.

PREPOSITION
for company

I took my mother with me for company.

in sb's company

He's nervous in the company of his colleagues.

PHRASES
have the pleasure of sb's company, request the pleasure of sb's company (both formal)
like your own company, prefer your own company (= to like being alone)
4 group of people together
ADJECTIVE
mixed (= men and women)
assembled

He glanced around the assembled company.

VERB + COMPANY
keep (= to spend time with people)

John's mother was worried about the company he kept.

PREPOSITION
in company

Those children don't know how to behave in company.

That's not something to say in mixed company.

PHRASES
get into bad company, keep bad company (= to be friends with people that others disapprove of)
present company excepted (= used after being rude or critical about sb to say that the people you are talking to are not included in the criticism)
5 visitor or visitors
VERB + COMPANY
expect, have

We're expecting company this afternoon.


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