company · noun /ˈkʌm.pə.ni/Full view
company (BUSINESS)
A2 C an organization that sells goods or services in order to make money
Dictionary examples:

He works for a software company/a company that makes software.

I work for Duggan and Company.

Learner example:

Nokia is a famous company as you know. (Key English Test; A2; Arabic)

company (OTHER PEOPLE)
B2 U when you are with a person or people, or the person or people you are with
Dictionary examples:

I just enjoy his company.

Do you want company or would you rather go by yourself?

I didn't realize you had company.

Margot came to stay for a week as company for my mother while I was away.

Learner example:

Fortunately a friend of mine came with me for company. (First Certificate in English; B2; Greek)

keep sb company
B2 to stay with someone so that they are not alone
Dictionary example:

Come and keep me company, Isabel.

Learner example:

Usually I went with him to keep him company and because I liked it. (First Certificate in English; B2; Danish)

be good company
C1 to be a pleasant or interesting person to spend time with
Dictionary example:

Ann and Charles are always good company.

Learner example:

He is a bit narrow-minded and at first he'll drive you crazy, but once you get to know him he'll be good company. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Greek)

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