Definitions for compoundˈkɒm paʊnd, kɒmˈpaʊnd; ˈkɒm paʊnd; kəmˈpaʊnd, ˈkɒm paʊnd
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com•poundˈkɒm paʊnd, kɒmˈpaʊnd; ˈkɒm paʊnd; kəmˈpaʊnd, ˈkɒm paʊnd(adj.; n.; v.)
composed of two or more parts, elements, or ingredients:
Soap is a compound substance.
having or involving two or more actions or functions:
The mouth is a compound organ.
(of a word) consisting of two or more parts that are also words, as housetop, many-sided, playact, or consisting of two or more parts that are also bases, as biochemistry or
(of a verb tense) consisting of an auxiliary verb and a main verb, as are swimming, have spoken, or will write
Ref: (opposed to simple 21 2 ).
composed of several similar parts that combine to form a whole:
a compound fruit.
composed of a number of distinct but connected individuals, as coral.
(n.)something formed by compounding or combining parts, elements, etc.
a pure substance composed of two or more elements whose chemical composition is constant.
a compound word, esp. one composed of two or more words that are otherwise unaltered, as moonflower or
(v.t.)to put together into a whole; combine:
to compound drugs to form a new medicine.
to make or form by combining parts, elements, etc.; construct:
a medicine compounded from various drugs.
to increase or add to, esp. so as to worsen: a problem that was compounded by their isolation.
to settle or adjust by agreement, esp. for a reduced amount, as a debt.
to agree, for a consideration, not to prosecute or punish a wrongdoer for:
to compound a crime or felony.
to pay (interest) on the accrued interest as well as the principal.
(v.i.)to make a bargain; come to terms; compromise.
to form a compound.
Origin of compound:
1350–1400; ME compounen < MF compon-, s. of compondre < L compōnere; see component
a separate area, usu. fenced or walled, containing residences, business offices, barracks, or other structures.
Origin of compound:
1670–80; alter., by assoc. with compound1, of Malay kampung village, collection, gathering; cf. kampong
a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
compound, chemical compound(noun)
(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)
composed of more than one part
"compound leaves are composed of several lobes; "compound flower heads"
consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts
"soap is a compound substance"; "housetop is a compound word"; "a blackberry is a compound fruit"
composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony
"coral is a colonial organism"
intensify, compound, heighten, deepen(verb)
make more intense, stronger, or more marked
"The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"
put or add together
calculate principal and interest
create by mixing or combining
combine so as to form a whole; mix
"compound the ingredients"
in the East Indies, an inclosure containing a house, outbuildings, etc
to form or make by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts; as, to compound a medicine
to put together, as elements, ingredients, or parts, in order to form a whole; to combine, mix, or unite
to modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else
to compose; to constitute
to settle amicably; to adjust by agreement; to compromise; to discharge from obligation upon terms different from those which were stipulated; as, to compound a debt
to effect a composition; to come to terms of agreement; to agree; to settle by a compromise; -- usually followed by with before the person participating, and for before the thing compounded or the consideration
composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts; produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or things; composite; as, a compound word
that which is compounded or formed by the union or mixture of elements ingredients, or parts; a combination of simples; a compound word; the result of composition
a union of two or more ingredients in definite proportions by weight, so combined as to form a distinct substance; as, water is a compound of oxygen and hydrogen
In linguistics, a compound is a lexeme that consists of more than one stem. Compounding or composition is the process of word formation that creates compound lexemes. That is, in familiar terms, compounding occurs when two or more words are joined together to make them one word. The meaning of the compound may be very different from the meanings of its components in isolation.
Translations for compound
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
composed of a number of parts
a compound substance.
- samegesteld, samestelling; verbinding; kompositumAfrikaans
- compostoPortuguese (BR)
- kokkupandud, liit-Estonian
- sastavljen, složenCroatian
- sudarytas iš kelių dalių, sudėtinisLithuanian
- sammensatt, kombinertNorwegian
- 混合的Chinese (Trad.)
- складовий; складнийUkrainian
- phức hợpVietnamese
- 混合的Chinese (Simp.)
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