company-n; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: institution or enterprise

Commentary: COMPANY[+abstract][+commerce] implies a legal entity

These companies are all startups.
He worked for that company for twenty years.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: group of people defined by a specific profession

Commentary: COMPANY[+vocation] +POSS/+DEF ARTICLE/+INDEF ARTICLE COMPANY{+plurality} implies a group of people

Mary just joined a new dance company.
His company was ambushed in the jungle.
They encountered a company of bandits in the mountains.
This company of firefighters serves the east side of town.
The ship's entire company was lost at sea.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4, 2, 7, 9, 8

Sense Number 3: friendship or fellowship

Commentary: COMPANY[+social] (+POSS/+DEF ARTICLE) COMPANY implies either an individual or a group of people.

She misses her brother's company.
He found solace in the company of strangers.
Company is coming for dinner.
We are allowed to have company until ten PM.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 6, 5

Sense Number 4: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)