noun, plural com·pa·nies.
- the smallest body of troops, consisting of a headquarters and two or three platoons.
- any relatively small group of soldiers.
- Army.a basic unit with both tactical and administrative functions.
verb (used without object), com·pa·nied, com·pa·ny·ing.
verb (used with object), com·pa·nied, com·pa·ny·ing.
- to associate with; be a friend of.
- Informal.to go together, as in courtship: My sister has been keeping company with a young lawyer.
- to cease association or friendship with: We parted company 20 years ago after the argument.
- to take a different or opposite view; differ: He parted company with his father on politics.
- to separate: We parted company at the airport.
Origin of company
Synonyms for company
Examples from the Web for inter-company
Historical Examples of inter-company
Inter-company rivalry had prevented the development of real regimental spirit.The Old First Massachusetts Coast Artillery in War and Peace
Frederick Morse Cutler
Rank discrimination might be concealed by means of ingeniously framed systems of inter-company accounts.Railroads: Rates and Regulations
William Z. Ripley
The 26th and 27th were days selected for inter-company reliefs.The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I
Herbert Brayley Collett
noun plural -nies
- to accompany (someone)
- (esp of lovers) to associate with each other; spend time together
- to end a friendship or association, esp as a result of a quarrel; separate
- (foll by with)to leave; go away (from); be separated (from)
verb -nies, -nying or -nied
Word Origin for company
mid-12c., "large group of people," from Old French compagnie "society, friendship, intimacy; body of soldiers" (12c.), from Late Latin companio (see companion). Meaning "companionship" is from late 13c. Sense of "business association" first recorded 1550s, having earlier been used in reference to trade guilds (c.1300). Meaning "subdivision of an infantry regiment" is from 1580s. Abbreviation co. dates from 1670s.
In addition to the idioms beginning with company
- company man
- company manners
- keep someone company
- misery loves company
- part company
- two's company