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Main Entry: comĚpaĚny
Inflected Form(s): plural -nies
Etymology: Middle English companie "company, fellowship," from early French cumpaingie (same meaning), derived from Latin companio "companion" --related to ACCOMPANY, COMPANION 1 a: association with another : FELLOWSHIP <enjoy a person's company> b: a person's companions or associates <known by the company you keep> c: guests or visitors especially at one's home <we have company> 2 a: a group of persons or things b: a body of soldiers; especially: a unit consisting of two or more platoons c: an organization of musical or dramatic performers <an opera company> d: the officers and crew of a ship e: a firefighting unit 3 a: an association of persons carrying on a business b: those members of a partnership whose names do not appear in the firm name <Doe and Company>