Talking or writing about companies
a company that makes or sells goods or provides a service, especially one owned and run by one person or a small group of people: She left to start her own catering business. ♦ He sold the business that his father and grandfather had built up.
a company, especially one providing professional or financial services: a large New York law firm ♦ a firm of architects/management consultants
a company that is owned and run by all the people who work for it: an organic food cooperative
a large company that employs a lot of people: the state-run sugar corporation ♦ Some of the Hollywood studios were bought by big Japanese corporations.
a large company that operates in many different countries: The fund invests mainly in US multinationals. ♦ an advertising agency with several multinational clients, including Coca-Cola
a company that is owned by a larger company: Electronics giant Panasonic is a subsidiary of Matsushita.
a large British company that members of the public can invest money in
a large company made up of several smaller companies that often has a wide range of business activities: one of the world’s largest media conglomerates, with interests in television, magazines, books, and the Internet