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Company vs. Factory

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Main Difference

The main difference between Company and Factory is that the Company is a association or collection of individuals, whether natural persons, juridic persons, or a mixture of both and Factory is a facility where goods are made, or processed.

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  • Company (noun)

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

  • Company (noun)

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

    "A company of actors."

  • Company (noun)

    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"

  • Company (noun)

    A unit of firefighters and their equipment.

    "It took six companies to put out the fire."

  • Company (noun)

    The entire crew of a ship.

  • Company (noun)

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

  • Company (noun)

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

  • Company (noun)

    Social visitors or companions.

    "Keep the house clean; I have company coming."

  • Company (noun)

    Companionship.

    "I treasure your company."

  • Company (verb)

    To accompany, keep company with.

  • Company (verb)

    To associate.

  • Company (verb)

    To be a lively, cheerful companion.

  • Company (verb)

    To have sexual intercourse.

  • Factory (noun)

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

  • Factory (noun)

    The position or state of being a factor.

  • Factory (noun)

    A manufacturing takes place.

  • Factory (noun)

    A device which produces or manufactures something.

  • Factory (noun)

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

  • Factory (adjective)

    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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Oxford Dictionary
  • Company (noun)

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

  • Company (noun)

    A companion or companions.

  • Company (noun)

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

  • Company (noun)

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

  • Company (noun)

    Society, in general; people assembled for social intercourse.

  • Company (noun)

    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.

  • Company (noun)

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

  • Company (noun)

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

  • Company (noun)

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

  • Company (noun)

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

  • Company

    To accompany or go with; to be companion to.

  • Company (verb)

    To associate.

  • Company (verb)

    To be a gay companion.

  • Company (verb)

    To have sexual commerce.

  • Factory (noun)

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

  • Factory (noun)

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

  • Factory (noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary
  • Company (noun)

    an institution created to conduct business;

    "he only invests in large well-established companies"

    "he started the company in his garage"

  • Company (noun)

    organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical);

    "the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel"

  • Company (noun)

    the state of being with someone;

    "he missed their company"

    "he enjoyed the society of his friends"

  • Company (noun)

    small military unit; usually two or three platoons

  • Company (noun)

    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"

  • Company (noun)

    a social gathering of guests or companions;

    "the house was filled with company when I arrived"

  • Company (noun)

    a social or business visitor;

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

  • Company (noun)

    a unit of firefighters including their equipment;

    "a hook-and-ladder company"

  • Company (noun)

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

  • Company (verb)

    be a companion to somebody

  • Factory (noun)

    a plant consisting of buildings with facilities for manufacturing

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