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  • 21 keep company — {v. phr.} 1. To stay or go along with (someone) so that he will not be lonely to visit with (someone). * /John kept Andy company while his parents went to the movies./ * /I ll go shopping with you just to keep you company./ 2. To go places… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 22 keep\ company — v. phr. 1. To stay or go along with (someone) so that he will not be lonely to visit with (someone). John kept Andy company while his parents went to the movies. I ll go shopping with you just to keep you company. 2. To go places together as a… …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 23 keep company — verb a) To court. It was rumoured that the lady and the gentleman were keeping company. b) To socialise. He was keeping company with her …

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  • 24 keep company — idi a) to associate in or as if in courtship: She keeps company with a teacher[/ex] b) (of a couple) to spend time together regularly; go out on dates, as in courtship …

    From formal English to slang

  • 25 keep company — keep (someone) company to stay with someone so they are not alone. I kept him company while he was waiting for the bus …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 26 keep company — date, go out with; spend time with …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 27 To keep in with — Keep Keep, v. i. 1. To remain in any position or state; to continue; to abide; to stay; as, to keep at a distance; to keep aloft; to keep near; to keep in the house; to keep before or behind; to keep in favor; to keep out of company, or out reach …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 28 Keep — (k[=e]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kept} (k[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Keeping}.] [OE. k[=e]pen, AS. c[=e]pan to keep, regard, desire, await, take, betake; cf. AS. copenere lover, OE. copnien to desire.] 1. To care; to desire. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 29 company — ► NOUN (pl. companies) 1) a commercial business. 2) companionship, especially of a specified kind: she is excellent company. 3) a guest or guests: we re expecting company. 4) a number of people gathered together. 5) a body of soldiers, especially …

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  • 30 Company — Com pa*ny (k[u^]m p[.a]*n[y^]), n.; pl. {Companies} (k[u^]m p[.a]*n[i^]z). [F. compagnie, fr. OF. compaing. See {Companion}.] 1. The state of being a companion or companions; the act of accompanying; fellowship; companionship; society; friendly… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 31 company — / kVmpFni/ noun 1 BUSINESS (C) an organization that makes or sells goods or services in order to get money: Craig got a job working for an insurance company. (also + plural verb BrE): The company are hoping to expand their operations abroad. |… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 32 company — n. military unit consisting of several platoons 1) to command a company (a captain commands a company) 2) to deploy; form a company 3) a cannon; headquarters; infantry company companionship 4) to keep (smb.) company; to seek smb. s company 5) to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 33 company — com|pa|ny [ kʌmpəni ] noun *** 1. ) count an organization that provides services or makes or sells goods for money: Max works for a large oil company. He joined the company in 1982. a local/multinational company and Company (=used in company… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 34 company — [[t]kʌ̱mpəni[/t]] ♦ companies 1) N COUNT COLL: oft in names after n A company is a business organization that makes money by selling goods or services. Sheila found some work as a secretary in an insurance company. ...the Ford Motor Company. Syn …

    English dictionary

  • 35 company */*/*/ — UK [ˈkʌmp(ə)nɪ] / US [ˈkʌmpənɪ] noun Word forms company : singular company plural companies Talking or writing about companies: business a company that makes or sells goods or provides a service, especially one owned and run by one person or a… …

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  • 36 keep — v 1. maintain, carry on, continue, stay with, proceed, persist, persevere; hold in abeyance, hold on to, put on a back burner; protract, prolong, sustain; abide, endure, last, be constant, be steadfast, stand, remain in. 2. preserve, maintain,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 37 company — noun (plural companies) 1》 a commercial business. 2》 the fact or condition of being with another or others.     ↘a person as a source of friendship and entertainment: she is excellent company.     ↘a visitor or visitors: I m expecting company. 3》 …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 38 company —    1. a person with whom you have an extramarital sexual relationship    Literally, companionship and often of a transient relationship:     And your wife on the outside, looking around for company. (Sanders, 1977)    See also keep company with… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 39 company — 1. noun /ˈkʌmpəni,ˈkʌmpni/ a) A group of individuals with a common purpose, as in a company of actors. b) An entity that manufactures or sells products (also known as goods), or provides services as a commercial …

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  • 40 company — [kum′pə nē] n. pl. companies [ME & OFr compaignie < VL compania, lit., group sharing bread: see COMPANION1] 1. companionship; society [to enjoy another s company] 2. a group of people; specif., a) a group gathered for social purposes b) …

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