Squadron vs Company - What's the difference?

squadron | company |


As nouns the difference between squadron and company

is that squadron is (obsolete) primarily, a square; hence, a square body of troops; a body of troops drawn up in a square while company is a team; a group of people who work together professionally.

As a verb company is

(archaic|transitive) to accompany, keep company with.

squadron

English

(Webster 1913)

Noun

  • (en noun) (abbreviated to: sqn)
  • (obsolete) Primarily, a square; hence, a square body of troops; a body of troops drawn up in a square.
  • "Those half-rounding guards Just met, and, closing, stood in squadron joined." -Milton.
  • (military, army) A body of cavalry comprising two companies or troops, and averaging from one hundred and twenty to two hundred soldiers.
  • (military, navy) A detachment of vessels employed on any particular service or station, under the command of the senior officer; as, the North Atlantic Squadron.
  • (military, air force) A tactical air force unit; consists of at least two flights; multiple squadrons make up a group or wing (depending on particular air force).
  • Derived terms

    * flying squadron * squaddie / squaddy * Squadron Leader, squadron leader

    company

    Noun

  • A team; a group of people who work together professionally.
  • # A group of individuals who work together for a common purpose.
  • # (label) A unit of approximately sixty to one hundred and twenty soldiers, typically consisting of two or three platoons and forming part of a battalion.
  • #* {{quote-book, year=1907, author=
  • , chapter=30, title= The Dust of Conflict , passage=It was by his order the shattered leading company flung itself into the houses when the Sin Verguenza were met by an enfilading volley as they reeled into the calle.}}
  • # A unit of firefighters and their equipment.
  • # (label) The entire crew of a ship.
  • # (label) Nickname for an intelligence service.
  • (label) An entity having legal personality, and thus able to own property and to sue and be sued in its own name; a corporation.
  • * {{quote-book, author=Robert Barr, authorlink=Robert Barr (writer), title=Lord Stranleigh Abroad, chapter=4 citation
  • , year=1913, passage=“
  • (label) Any business, whether incorporated or not, that manufactures or sells products (also known as goods), or provides services as a commercial venture.
  • * {{quote-magazine, author=George Monbiot, authorlink=George Monbiot
  • , volume=188, issue=23, page=19, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title=Money just makes the rich suffer citation
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  • (label) Social visitors or companions.
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  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=5, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=The departure was not unduly prolonged. In the road Mr. Love and the driver favoured the company with a brief chanty running. “Got it?—No, I ain't, 'old on,—Got it? Got it?—No, 'old on sir.”}}
  • (label) Companionship.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=1 , passage=He used to drop into my chambers once in a while to smoke, and was first-rate company . When I gave a dinner there was generally a cover laid for him. I liked the man for his own sake, and even had he promised to turn out a celebrity it would have had no weight with me.}}

    Synonyms

    * corporation

    Derived terms

    * a man is known by the company he keeps * British East India Company * companiate * company clinic * company doctor * company front * company man * company officer * company seal * company-specific risk * company store * company time * company town * company union * fast company * fire company * growth company * holding company * in-company * incorporated company * insurance company * intracompany * investment company * joint-stock company * keep somebody company * listed company * limited liability company * livery company * management company * mixed company * mutual company * offshore company * parent company * present company excepted * private company * quoted company * shell company * ship's company * sister company * stock company * the company * title company * touring company * trust company * * you don't dip your pen in company ink

    Verb

  • (archaic) To accompany, keep company with.
  • * 1526 , (William Tyndale), trans. Bible , Acts X:
  • Ye dooe knowe howe thatt hytt ys an unlawefull thynge for a man beynge a iewe to company or come unto an alient [...].
  • * 1891 , Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger People's" Country , Nebraska 2005, p. 2:
  • it was with a distinctly fallen countenance that his father hearkened to his mother's parenthetical request to “’bide hyar an’ company leetle Moses whilst I be a-milkin’ the cow.”
  • (archaic) To associate.
  • * Bible, Acts i. 21
  • Men which have companied with us all the time.
  • (obsolete) To be a lively, cheerful companion.
  • (Spenser)
  • (obsolete) To have sexual intercourse.
  • (Bishop Hall)

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