form the substance of
"Greed and ambition composed his personality"
"Beethoven composed nine symphonies"
write, compose, pen, indite(verb)
produce a literary work
"She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"
put together out of existing material
"compile a list"
calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet
"She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult"
frame, compose, draw up(verb)
make up plans or basic details for
"frame a policy"
To make something by merging parts.
To make up the whole; to constitute.
To construct by mental labor; to think up; particularly, to produce or create a literary or musical work.
To calm oneself down.
The defendant couldn't compose herself and was found in contempt.
To arrange the elements of a photograph or other picture.
To settle (an argument, dispute etc.); to come to a settlement.
Origin: From composer, from componere, from com- + ponere
to form by putting together two or more things or parts; to put together; to make up; to fashion
to form the substance of, or part of the substance of; to constitute
to construct by mental labor; to design and execute, or put together, in a manner involving the adaptation of forms of expression to ideas, or to the laws of harmony or proportion; as, to compose a sentence, a sermon, a symphony, or a picture
to dispose in proper form; to reduce to order; to put in proper state or condition; to adjust; to regulate
to free from agitation or disturbance; to tranquilize; to soothe; to calm; to quiet
to arrange (types) in a composing stick in order for printing; to set (type)
to come to terms
Origin: [F. composer; com- + poser to place. The sense is that of L. componere, but the origin is different. See Pose, v. t.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kom-pōz′, v.t. to form by putting two or more parts or things together: to place in proper order, to put together, to arrange artistically the elements of a landscape for painting: to settle or set at rest: to soothe: to set up or place types in order for printing: to originate or write as author, to set to music.—p.adj. Composed′, settled, quiet, calm.—adv. Compos′edly.—ns. Compos′edness; Compos′er, a writer, an author, esp. of a piece of music.—adj. Com′posite, made up of two or more distinct parts: (archit.) a blending of the Ionic and the Corinthian orders: (bot.) belonging to the natural order Compositæ, having compound or composite flowers—heads of flowers composed of a number of florets on a common receptacle, surrounded by bracts forming a leafy involucre, like single flowers.—adv. Com′positely.—ns. Com′positeness; Compos′ing-stick, an instrument with a sliding adjustment, used for holding printing-types before they are put on the galley; Compos′ition, the act of putting together, or that which is put together: the thing composed, as a work in literature, music, or painting: mental constitution: artistic manner, style in writing or painting: a coming together or agreement, an arrangement or compromise: a certain percentage which creditors agree to accept in lieu of the full payment of a bankrupt's debts: (mech.) the compounding of two velocities or forces into a single velocity or force which shall be their equivalent.—adj. Compos′itive.—ns. Compos′itor, one who puts together, or sets up, types for printing; Com′post, Compost′ure (Shak.) a mixture for manure: a kind of plaster; Compō′sure, calmness: self-possession: tranquillity.—Composite candle, one made of a mixture of stearic acid and the stearin of coco-nut oil; Composite carriage, a railway-carriage with compartments of different classes; Composite portrait, a single portrait produced by combining those of a number of persons; Composition of a felony, the act of abstaining from prosecution for some consideration—itself punishable by fine and imprisonment. [Fr. composer, from L. cum, and pausāre, to cease, to rest.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'compose' in Verbs Frequency: #640
The numerical value of compose in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of compose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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- творя, успокоявам, образувам, съставям се от, съставям, съчинявам, композирамBulgarian
- beruhigen, umfasst, zusammensetzen, einschliessen, komponieren, zusammenstellen, bilden, fassen, verfassen, enthalten, abfassenGerman
- συνέρχομαι, συνθέτω, περιέχω, ηρεμώ, συμπεριλαμβάνω, απαρτίζω, περιλαμβάνωGreek
- moodustama, rahunema, koostama, looma, sisaldamaEstonian
- sommitella, koostaa, säveltää, muodostaa, luoda, rauhoittua, koota, käsittääFinnish
- חיבר, הלחיןHebrew
- composeren, omvatten, bedaren, componeren, vormen, redigeren, samenstellenDutch
- compor, montar, recompor-se, constituirPortuguese
- составлять, писать, сочинять, собраться, собрать, написать, сочинить, состоять, составить, собираться, собиратьRussian
- soạn, biên soạn, soạn thảoVietnamese
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