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Main Entry: comĚpaĚny
Pronunciation: primarystresskschwamp-(schwa-)nemacron
Function: noun
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>

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