Companionable to Compass
(Com*pan"ion*a*ble) a. Fitted to be a companion; fit for good fellowship; agreeable; sociable.
"Each companionable guest." Mallett. "Companionable wit." Clarendon.
Com*pan"ion*a*ble*ness, n. Com*pan"ion*a*bly, adv.
(Com*pan"ion*less), a. Without a companion.
(Com*pan"ion*ship), n. Fellowship; association; the act or fact of keeping company with
any one. Shak.
He never seemed to avail himself of my sympathy other than by mere companionship.
(Com"pa*ny) n.; pl. Companies (- niz). [F. compagnie, fr. OF. compaing. See Companion.]
1. The state of being a companion or companions; the act of accompanying; fellowship; companionship; society; friendly
Evil company doth corrupt good manners.
1 Cor. xv. 33.
Brethren, farewell: your company along
I will not wish.
2. A companion or companions.
To thee and thy company I bid
A hearty welcome.
3. An assemblage or association of persons, either permanent or transient.
Thou shalt meet a company of prophets.
1 Sam. x. 5.
4. Guests or visitors, in distinction from the members of a family; as, to invite company to dine.
5. Society, in general; people assembled for social intercourse.
Nature has left every man a capacity of being agreeable, though not of shining in company.
6. An association of persons for the purpose of carrying on some enterprise or business; a corporation; a
firm; as, the East India Company; an insurance company; a joint-stock company.
7. Partners in a firm whose names are not mentioned in its style or title; often abbreviated in writing; as,
Hottinguer & Co.
8. (Mil.) A subdivision of a regiment of troops under the command of a captain, numbering in the United
States (full strength) 100 men.
9. (Naut.) The crew of a ship, including the officers; as, a whole ship's company.
10. The body of actors employed in a theater or in the production of a play.
To keep company with. See under Keep, v. t.
Syn. Assemblage; assembly; society; group; circle; crowd; troop; crew; gang; corporation; association; fraternity; guild; partnership; copartnery; union; club; party; gathering.
(Com"pa*ny) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Companied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Companying.] To accompany
or go with; to be companion to. [Obs.]
(Com"pa*ny), v. i.