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Industry vs. Company

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Industrynoun

(uncountable) The tendency to work persistently. Diligence.

‘Over the years, their industry and business sense made them wealthy.’;

Companynoun

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

Industrynoun

Businesses of the same type, considered as a whole. Trade.

‘The software and tourism industries continue to grow, while the steel industry remains troubled.’; ‘The steel industry has long used blast furnaces to smelt iron.’;

Companynoun

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

‘A company of actors.’;

Industrynoun

Businesses that produce goods as opposed to services.

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’;

Industrynoun

The sector of the economy consisting of large-scale enterprises.

‘There used to be a lot of industry around here, but now the economy depends on tourism.’;

Companynoun

A unit of firefighters and their equipment.

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

Industrynoun

Automated production of material goods{{cite-web

Companynoun

(nautical) The entire crew of a ship.

Industrynoun

(archaeology) A typological classification of stone tools, associated with a technocomplex.

Companynoun

An intelligence service.

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

Industrynoun

Habitual diligence in any employment or pursuit, either bodily or mental; steady attention to business; assiduity; - opposed to sloth and idleness; as, industry pays debts, while idleness or despair will increase them.

‘We are more industrious than our forefathers, because in the present times the funds destined for the maintenance of industry are much greater in proportion to those which are likely to be employed in the maintenance of idleness, than they were two or three centuries ago.’;

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.

Industrynoun

Any department or branch of art, occupation, or business; especially, one which employs much labor and capital and is a distinct branch of trade; as, the sugar industry; the iron industry; the cotton industry.

Companynoun

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

Industrynoun

Human exertion of any kind employed for the creation of value, and regarded by some as a species of capital or wealth; labor.

Companynoun

(uncountable) Social visitors or companions.

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

Industrynoun

the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise;

‘each industry has its own trade publications’;

Companynoun

(uncountable) Companionship.

‘I treasure your company.’;

Industrynoun

the organized action of making of goods and services for sale;

‘American industry is making increased use of computers to control production’;

Companyverb

To accompany, keep company with.

Industrynoun

persevering determination to perform a task;

‘his diligence won him quick promotions’; ‘frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues’;

Companyverb

To associate.

Industrynoun

economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories

‘new investment incentives for British industry’;

Companyverb

To be a lively, cheerful companion.

Industrynoun

a particular form or branch of economic or commercial activity

‘the car industry’;

Companyverb

To have sexual intercourse.

Industrynoun

an activity or domain in which a great deal of effort is expended

‘the Shakespeare industry’;

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.’;

Industrynoun

hard work

‘the kitchen became a hive of industry’;

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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