Definitions for composekəmˈpoʊz
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to be or constitute the parts, elements, or materials of; make up; form the basis of:
a sauce composed of many ingredients.
to make or form by combining things, parts, or elements:
to compose a speech from research notes.
to create (a musical, literary, or choreographic work).
Category: Literature, Music and Dance
to put or dispose in proper form or order.
to arrange the elements of, esp. in an aesthetic manner.
to end or settle (a quarrel, dispute, etc.):
The union and management composed their differences.
to bring (oneself, one's mind, etc.) to a condition of calmness, repose, etc.; calm; settle.
to set (type). to set type for (an article, book, etc.).
(v.i.)to engage in composition, esp. musical composition.
to enter into composition; fall into an arrangement.
Origin of compose:
1375–1425; late ME < MF composer
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
indicates parts that make sth; = consist of
Water is composed of hydrogen and oxygen.
to write carefully
to compose a letter/speech
to write a piece of music
only 8 years old when he composed his first piece
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
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'compose' in Verbs Frequency: #640
Translations for compose
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to form by putting parts together
A word is composed of several letters.
- opstel, saamstel, uitmaak; rangskik; besleg, skik; set van drukwerkAfrikaans
- comporPortuguese (BR)
- ترکیب کردنFarsi
- alkot; (szenvedőben:) áll vmibőlHungarian
- setja samanIcelandic
- danne; bestå avNorwegian
- ترکیب کردنPersian
- تركيبول، تخليقول، برابرول سمول، تر تيبول: چوپول، غلي كولPashto
- a compuneRomanian
- bilda, bestå avSwedish
- 組成Chinese (Trad.)
- ترکیب بناناUrdu
- tạo thànhVietnamese
- 组成Chinese (Simp.)
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