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Company vs. Factory

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Companynoun

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

Factorynoun

(obsolete) A trading establishment, especially set up by merchants working in a foreign country.

Companynoun

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

‘A company of actors.’;

Factorynoun

The position or state of being a factor.

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’;

Factorynoun

A building or other place where manufacturing takes place.

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Companynoun

A unit of firefighters and their equipment.

‘It took six companies to put out the fire.’;

Factorynoun

A device which produces or manufactures something.

Companynoun

(nautical) The entire crew of a ship.

Factorynoun

(programming) In a computer program or library, a function, method, etc. which creates an object.

Companynoun

An intelligence service.

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

Factoryadjective

Having come from the factory in the state it is currently in; original, stock.

‘See how there's another layer of metal there? That's not factory.’;

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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.

Factorynoun

A house or place where factors, or commercial agents, reside, to transact business for their employers.

Companynoun

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

Factorynoun

The body of factors in any place; as, a chaplain to a British factory.

Companynoun

(uncountable) Social visitors or companions.

‘Keep the house clean; I have company coming.’;

Factorynoun

A building, or collection of buildings, appropriated to the manufacture of goods; the place where workmen are employed in fabricating goods, wares, or utensils; a manufactory; as, a cotton factory.

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Companynoun

(uncountable) Companionship.

‘I treasure your company.’;

Factorynoun

a plant consisting of buildings with facilities for manufacturing

Companyverb

To accompany, keep company with.

Factory

A factory, manufacturing plant or a production plant is an industrial site, often a complex consisting of several buildings filled with machinery, where workers manufacture items or operate machines which process each item into another. They are a critical part of modern economic production, with the majority of the world's goods being created or processed within factories.

Companyverb

To associate.

Companyverb

To be a lively, cheerful companion.

Companyverb

To have sexual intercourse.

Companynoun

The state of being a companion or companions; the act of accompanying; fellowship; companionship; society; friendly intercourse.

‘Evil company doth corrupt good manners.’; ‘Brethren, farewell: your company alongI will not wish.’;

Companynoun

A companion or companions.

‘To thee and thy company I bidA hearty welcome.’;

Companynoun

An assemblage or association of persons, either permanent or transient.

‘Thou shalt meet a company of prophets.’;

Companynoun

Guests or visitors, in distinction from the members of a family; as, to invite company to dine.

Companynoun

Society, in general; people assembled for social intercourse.

‘Nature has left every man a capacity of being agreeable, though not of shining in company.’;

Companynoun

An association of persons for the purpose of carrying on some enterprise or business; a corporation; a firm; as, the East India Company; an insurance company; a joint-stock company.

Companynoun

Partners in a firm whose names are not mentioned in its style or title; - often abbreviated in writing; as, Hottinguer & Co.

Companynoun

A subdivision of a regiment of troops under the command of a captain, numbering in the United States (full strength) 100 men.

Companynoun

The crew of a ship, including the officers; as, a whole ship's company.

Companynoun

The body of actors employed in a theater or in the production of a play.

Companyverb

To accompany or go with; to be companion to.

Companyverb

To associate.

‘Men which have companied with us all the time.’;

Companyverb

To be a gay companion.

Companyverb

To have sexual commerce.

Companynoun

an institution created to conduct business;

‘he only invests in large well-established companies’; ‘he 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 company’; ‘he 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 food’; ‘the 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

Companynoun

a commercial business

‘a company director’; ‘a shipping company’; ‘the Ford Motor Company’;

Companynoun

the fact or condition of being with another or others, especially in a way that provides friendship and enjoyment

‘I really enjoy his company’;

Companynoun

a person or people regarded as pleasant (or unpleasant) to be with

‘you're not much company—I might as well go home’; ‘she is excellent company’;

Companynoun

the person or group of people whose society one is currently sharing

‘he was silent among such distinguished company’;

Companynoun

a visiting person or group of people

‘I'm expecting company’;

Companynoun

a number of individuals gathered together

‘the Mayor addressed the assembled company’;

Companynoun

a body of soldiers, especially the smallest subdivision of an infantry battalion, typically commanded by a major or captain

‘B Company of the Cheshire Regiment’;

Companynoun

a group of actors, singers, or dancers who perform together

‘a national opera company’;

Companynoun

a group of Guides.

Companynoun

a flock of wigeon (ducks)

‘a company of wigeons occasionally numbers several thousand birds’;

Companyverb

associate with; keep company with

‘these men which have companied with us all this time’;

Companyverb

accompany (someone)

‘the fair dame, companied by Statius and myself’;

Company

A company, abbreviated as co., is a legal entity representing an association of people, whether natural, legal or a mixture of both, with a specific objective. Company members share a common purpose and unite to achieve specific, declared goals.

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