US: /ˈkəmpəˌni/
UK: /kˈʌmpəni/

English Vietnamese dictionary

company /'kʌmpəni/
  • danh từ
    • sự cùng đi; sự cùng ở; sự có bầu có bạn
      • I shall be glad of your company: tôi rất sung sướng có anh cùng đi; tôi rất thích cùng ở với anh
    • khách, khách khứa
      • they have company this evening: tối nay họ có khách
    • bạn, bè bạn
      • you may know a many by the company he keeps: chỉ cần xem bạn bè nó anh cũng có thể biết nó là hạng người nào
    • hội, công ty
      • a railway company: công ty đường sắt
    • đoàn, toán, bọn
      • a company of players: đoàn diễn viên
      • a theatrical company: đoàn kịch
    • (hàng hải) toàn thể thuỷ thủ (trên tàu)
    • (quân sự) đại đội
    • to bear (keep) somebody company
      • cùng đi (cùng ở) với ai cho có bầu có bạn
    • company manners
      • lối xã giao
    • company officer
      • sĩ quan cấp uỷ
    • to get into bad company
      • đánh bọn với những người xấu
    • in company
      • có người đi cùng, có người ở cùng
    • in comapny with
      • cùng với
    • to keep company
      • yêu nhau
    • to keep bad comp[any
      • đi lại chơi với những người xấu
    • to weep for company
      • khóc theo (vì bạn mình khóc)
  • ngoại động từ
    • (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) đi theo
    • nội động từ
      • (+ with) làm bầu làm bạn với; cùng ở với; cùng đi với

    Advanced English dictionary

    + noun (plural companies)
    1 [C+sing./pl. v.] (abbreviation Co.) (often in names) a business organization that makes money by producing or selling goods or services: one of the largest computer companies in the world + the National Bus Company + She joined the company in 1992. + Mike gets a company car with his new job. + Company profits were 5% lower than last year. + He runs his own TV production company. + company policy
    theatre / dance
    2 (often in names) [C+sing./pl. v.] a group of people who work or perform together: a theatre / dance company + the Royal Shakespeare Company
    being with sb
    3 [U] the fact of being with sb else and not alone: I enjoy Jo's company (= I enjoy being with her). + She enjoys her own company (= being by herself) when she is travelling. + The children are very good company (= pleasant to be with) at this age. + a pleasant evening in the company of friends + He's coming with me for company.
    4 [U] (formal) guests in your house: I didn't realize you had company.
    group of people
    5 [U] (formal) a group of people together: She told the assembled company what had happened. + It is bad manners to whisper in company (= in a group of people).
    6 [C+sing./pl. v.] a group of soldiers that is part of a BATTALION
    Idioms: the company sb keeps the people that sb spends time with: Judging by the company he kept, Mark must have been a wealthy man.
    get into / keep bad company to be friends with people that others disapprove of: They worried about their teenage son getting into bad company.
    in company with sb/sth (formal) together with or at the same time as sb/sth: She arrived in company with the ship's captain. + The US dollar went through a difficult time, in company with the oil market.
    in good company if you say that sb is in good company, you mean that they should not worry about a mistake, etc. because sb else, especially sb more important, has done the same thing: If you worry about your relationship with your teenage son or daughter, you are in good company. Many parents share these worries.
    keep sb company to stay with sb so that they are not alone: I'll keep you company while you're waiting.
    two's company (, three's a crowd) (saying) used to suggest that it is better to be in a group of only two people than have a third person with you as well
    more at PART v., PRESENT adj.

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 companionship, society, fellowship; attendance, presence; associates, friends, companions, comrades:
    It was a stormy night, and I was only too glad to have his company. A man is known by the company he keeps.
    2 assemblage, party, band, group, retinue, entourage, suite, train, coterie, ensemble, troop, followers, following, flock; circle, assembly, gathering, convention, body, crowd, throng, Theatre troupe, cast, players, actors, performers:
    The king arrived with his company at the gate of the city. The speaker addressed the assembled company. The company leaves today for a month on the road.
    3 guest(s); visitor(s), caller(s):
    Are you having company for dinner tonight?
    4 firm, business, house, concern, institution, establishment, enterprise; proprietorship, partnership, corporation, Brit public limited company, plc, Australian and New Zealand and South African private limited company, Pty:
    The company was founded in 1867.

    Collocation dictionary

    1 business organization


    big, large, major, medium-sized, small | start-up
    a major European company
    | associated, commercial, joint-stock, limited, private, public
    a public limited company
    | international, multi-national, national | trading
    an international trading company
    | bus, record, etc.
    a small insurance company




    create, establish, form, found, set up, start (up) | manage, operate, run | acquire, buy, take over | dissolve | work for
    She's been working for the same company for 15 years.
    | join | leave, resign from


    make sth, produce sth
    The company produces cotton goods.
    | expand, grow | shrink | fail, go bankrupt, go bust, go into liquidation, go out of business, go to the wall
    go under
    During the recession many small companies went out of business.


    director, policy, profits | car


    in a/the ~
    He has shares in several companies.
    | within a/the ~
    the division of power within a company


    a director of a company
    > Special page at BUSINESS

    2 group of actors/dancers, etc.


    large, small | touring | ballet, theatre, etc.
    a small touring theatre company

    More information about ORGANIZATION


    create, establish, form, found, set up, start ~
    an association created to promote local industry The company was founded in 1981.

    dissolve ~
    (often law)She sought a court order to have the partnership dissolved.

    run ~
    He runs an accountancy firm.

    manage ~
    The executive committee manages the group on a day-to-day basis.

    be/become a member of, join ~
    She became a member of the Society of Arts.

    leave ~
    The country plans to leave the organization.

    3 being with sb else


    good, pleasant
    He's very good company.
    | poor


    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.


    for ~
    I took my mother with me for company.
    | in sb's ~
    He's nervous in the company of his colleagues.


    have/request the pleasure of sb's company
    like/prefer your own company
    (= to like being alone)

    4 group of people together


    (= men and women)
    | assembled
    He glanced round the assembled company.


    (= to spend time with)John's mother was worried about the company he kept.


    in ~
    Those children don't know how to behave in company. That's not something to say in mixed company.


    get into/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


    expect, have
    We're expecting company this afternoon.

    Concise English dictionary

    +an institution created to conduct business
    +organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)
    +the state of being with someone
    +small military unit; usually two or three platoons
    +a band of people associated temporarily in some activity
    +a social gathering of guests or companions
    +a social or business visitor
    +a unit of firefighters including their equipment
    +crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship
    +be a companion to somebody