Company vs Contact - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between company and contact

is that company is a team; a group of people who work together professionally while contact is the act of touching physically; being in close association.

As verbs the difference between company and contact

is that company is (archaic|transitive) to accompany, keep company with while contact is to touch; to come into physical contact with.

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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    contact

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of touching physically; being in close association.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1935, author= George Goodchild
  • , title=Death on the Centre Court, chapter=1 , passage=She mixed furniture with the same fatal profligacy as she mixed drinks, and this outrageous contact between things which were intended by Nature to be kept poles apart gave her an inexpressible thrill.}}
  • The establishment of communication (with).
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=1 , passage=In the old days, […], he gave no evidences of genius whatsoever. He never read me any of his manuscripts, […], and therefore my lack of detection of his promise may in some degree be pardoned. But he had then none of the oddities and mannerisms which I hold to be inseparable from genius, and which struck my attention in after days when I came in contact with the Celebrity.}}
  • A nodule designed to connect a device with something else.
  • Someone with whom one is in communication.
  • (label) A contact lens.
  • (label) A device designed for repetitive connections.
  • Contact juggling.
  • (mining) The plane between two adjacent bodies of dissimilar rock.
  • (Raymond)

    Derived terms

    * body contact * contact hitter * contactable * eye contact * first contact * golden contact * point of contact / POC

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To touch; to come into physical contact with.
  • The side of the car contacted the pedestrian.
  • To establish communication with something or someone
  • I am trying to contact my sister.