Definitions for compactˈkɒm pækt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compact, powder compact(noun)

    a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse

  2. covenant, compact, concordat(noun)

    a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action

  3. compact, compact car(adj)

    a small and economical car

  4. compact(adj)

    closely and firmly united or packed together

    "compact soil"; "compact clusters of flowers"

  5. compact, heavyset, stocky, thick, thickset(adj)

    having a short and solid form or stature

    "a wrestler of compact build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a thickset young man"

  6. compendious, compact, succinct, summary(verb)

    briefly giving the gist of something

    "a short and compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"

  7. compact, pack(verb)

    have the property of being packable or of compacting easily

    "This powder compacts easily"; "Such odd-shaped items do not pack well"

  8. pack, bundle, wad, compact(verb)

    compress into a wad

    "wad paper into the box"

  9. compress, compact, pack together(verb)

    make more compact by or as if by pressing

    "compress the data"

  10. compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press(verb)

    squeeze or press together

    "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compact

    joined or held together; leagued; confederated

  2. Compact

    composed or made; -- with of

  3. Compact

    closely or firmly united, as the particles of solid bodies; firm; close; solid; dense

  4. Compact

    brief; close; pithy; not diffuse; not verbose; as, a compact discourse

  5. Compact(verb)

    to thrust, drive, or press closely together; to join firmly; to consolidate; to make close; -- as the parts which compose a body

  6. Compact(verb)

    to unite or connect firmly, as in a system

  7. Compact(noun)

    an agreement between parties; a covenant or contract

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Compact

    kom-pakt′, adj. fastened or packed together: firm: close: brief.—v.t. to press closely together: to consolidate: (Shak.) to confirm.—adj. Compact′ed, firmly put together: compact.—adv. Compact′edly.—n. Compact′edness.—adv. Compact′ly.—ns. Compact′ness, state of being compact: closeness: solidity: terseness; Compac′ture (Spens.) close union or knitting together; Compāge′, Compā′ges, a structure of many parts. [Fr.,—L. com, pactus, pa.p. of compingĕrecom, together, pangĕre, to fix. Cf. Fang.]

  2. Compact

    kom′pakt, n. a mutual bargain or agreement: a league, treaty, or union: (Shak.) league, in bad sense.—adj. united: leagued. [L. compactumcompacisci, from com, with, and pacisci, to make a bargain; cf. pangĕre.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. compact

    Of a design, describes the valuable property that it can all be apprehended at once in one's head. This generally means the thing created from the design can be used with greater facility and fewer errors than an equivalent tool that is not compact. Compactness does not imply triviality or lack of power; for example, C is compact and FORTRAN is not, but C is more powerful than FORTRAN. Designs become non-compact through accreting features and cruft that don't merge cleanly into the overall design scheme (thus, some fans of Classic C maintain that ANSI C is no longer compact).

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'compact' in Adjectives Frequency: #823

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of compact in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of compact in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Epicurus:

    There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men

  2. Henrik Ibsen:

    The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority. Yes, the damned, compact, liberal majority.

  3. The National Hurricane Center:

    Danny's compact size makes it subject to significant fluctuations in strength, both up and down, and such fluctuations are notoriously difficult to forecast.

  4. Jurgen Klopp:

    We lost our minds after the first goal, we lost our compact formation, i would say hopefully it's the most disappointing moment in my whole Liverpool FC life.

  5. Abhay Ashtekar:

    Gravitational waves are literally ripples in the curvature of space-time that are caused by collisions of heavy and compact objects like black holes and neutron stars.

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Translations for compact

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • компактен, договор, споразумение, сгъстявам, сбивамBulgarian
  • kompaktníCzech
  • Kontrakt, Pakt, kompaktGerman
  • συμβόλαιο, συμπτύσσω, συμπεπιεσμένος, πυκνός, συμπαγής, περιεκτικός, σύμβαση, πουδριέρα, συμφωνία, συμπυκνώνωGreek
  • compactar, compacto, acuerdoSpanish
  • جمع و جورPersian
  • tiivis, kompaktiFinnish
  • compactFrench
  • comhdhlúthaigh, dlúthaigh, acht, dlúthIrish
  • kishtey poodyrManx
  • קומפקטי, דחוס, דחסHebrew
  • kompaktHungarian
  • padatIndonesian
  • compattoItalian
  • raungaitiMāori
  • compactificeren, compact, samenpersenDutch
  • zwartyPolish
  • compactRomanian
  • договор, сделка, компактный, пакт, плотныйRussian
  • kompaktSwedish

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