Companion vs. Company

Companion vs. Company — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Companion and Company

Companionnoun

A person who accompanies or associates with another; a comrade.

Companynoun

A group of persons

a company of scientists.

Companionnoun

A domestic partner.

Companynoun

One's companions or associates

moved in fast company.is known by the company she keeps.

Companionnoun

A person employed to assist, live with, or travel with another.

Companynoun

A guest or guests

had company for the weekend.

Companionnoun

One of a pair or set of things; a mate.

Companynoun

The state of friendly companionship; fellowship

was grateful for her company.friends who finally parted company.

Companionnoun

A companionway.

Companynoun

A business enterprise; a firm.

Companionverb

To be a companion to; accompany.

Companynoun

A partner or partners not specifically named in a firm's title

Lee Rogers and Company.

Companionnoun

A friend, acquaintance, or partner; someone with whom one spends time or keeps company

His dog has been his trusted companion for the last five years.

Companynoun

A troupe of dramatic or musical performers

a repertory company.

Companionnoun

(dated) A person employed to accompany or travel with another.

Companynoun

A subdivision of a military regiment or battalion that constitutes the lowest administrative unit. It is usually under the command of a captain and is made up of at least two platoons.

Companionnoun

(nautical) The framework on the quarterdeck of a sailing ship through which daylight entered the cabins below.

Companynoun

A unit of firefighters.

Companionnoun

(nautical) The covering of a hatchway on an upper deck which leads to the companionway; the stairs themselves.

Companynoun

A ship's crew and officers. See Usage Note at collective noun.

Companionnoun

(topology) A knot in whose neighborhood another, specified knot meets every meridian disk.

Companyverb

To accompany or associate with.

Companionnoun

(figuratively) A thing or phenomenon that is closely associated with another thing, phenomenon, or person.

Companyverb

To keep company with someone; associate.

Companionnoun

(attributive) An appended source of media or information, designed to be used in conjunction with and to enhance the main material.

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Companynoun

A team; a group of people who work together professionally.

Companionnoun

(astronomy) A celestial object that is associated with another.

Companynoun

A group of individuals who work together for a common purpose.

A company of actors.

Companionnoun

A knight of the lowest rank in certain orders.

a companion of the Bath

Companynoun

(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.

the boys in Company C

Companionnoun

A fellow; a rogue.

Companynoun

A unit of firefighters and their equipment.

It took six companies to put out the fire.

Companionverb

(obsolete) To be a companion to; to attend on; to accompany.

Companynoun

(nautical) The entire crew of a ship.

Companionverb

(obsolete) To qualify as a companion; to make equal.

Companynoun

An intelligence service.

As he had worked for the CIA for over 30 years, he would soon take retirement from the company.

Companionnoun

a person who is frequently in the company of another;

drinking companionscomrades in arms

Companynoun

(legal) An entity having legal personality, and thus able to own property and to sue and be sued in its own name; a corporation.

Companionnoun

a traveler who accompanies you

Companynoun

(business) Any business, whether incorporated or not, that manufactures or sells products (also known as goods), or provides services as a commercial venture.

Companionnoun

one paid to accompany or assist or live with another

Companynoun

(uncountable) Social visitors or companions.

Keep the house clean; I have company coming.

Companionverb

be a companion to somebody

Companynoun

(uncountable) Companionship.

I treasure your company.

Companyverb

To accompany, keep company with.

Companyverb

To associate.

Companyverb

To be a lively, cheerful companion.

Companyverb

To have sexual intercourse.

Companynoun

an institution created to conduct business;

he only invests in large well-established companieshe started the company in his garage

Companynoun

organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical);

the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel

Companynoun

the state of being with someone;

he missed their companyhe enjoyed the society of his friends

Companynoun

small military unit; usually two or three platoons

Companynoun

a band of people associated temporarily in some activity;

they organized a party to search for foodthe company of cooks walked into the kitchen

Companynoun

a social gathering of guests or companions;

the house was filled with company when I arrived

Companynoun

a social or business visitor;

the room was a mess because he hadn't expected company

Companynoun

a unit of firefighters including their equipment;

a hook-and-ladder company

Companynoun

crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship

Companyverb

be a companion to somebody