What does Compound mean?

Definitions for Compound
ˈkɒm paʊnd, kɒmˈpaʊnd; ˈkɒm paʊnd; kəmˈpaʊnd, ˈkɒm paʊndCom·pound

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compoundnoun

    a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts

  2. compound, chemical compoundnoun

    (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

  3. compoundadjective

    an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)

  4. compoundadjective

    composed of more than one part

    "compound leaves are composed of several lobes; "compound flower heads"

  5. compoundadjective

    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"

  6. colonial, compoundverb

    composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony

    "coral is a colonial organism"

  7. intensify, compound, heighten, deepenverb

    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"

  8. compound, combineverb

    put or add together

    "combine resources"

  9. compoundverb

    calculate principal and interest

  10. compoundverb

    create by mixing or combining

  11. compound, combineverb

    combine so as to form a whole; mix

    "compound the ingredients"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Compoundadjective

    Etymology: from the verb.

    The ancient electrum had in it a fifth of silver to the gold, and made a compound metal, as fit for most uses as gold. Francis Bacon.

    Compound substances are made up of two or more simple substances. Isaac Watts, Logick.

    Those who are his greatest admirers, seem pleased with them as beauties; I speak of his compound epithets. Alexander Pope.

  2. Compoundnoun

    The mass formed by the union of many ingredients.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    For present use or profit, this is the rule: consider the price of the two simple bodies; consider again the dignity of the one above the other in use; then see if you can make a compound, that will save more in price than it will lose in dignity of the use. Francis Bacon, Physical Rem.

    As man is a compound and mixture of flesh, as well as spirit. Robert South, Sermons.

    Love, why do we one passion call?
    When ’tis a compound of them all;
    Where hot and cold, where sharp and sweet,
    In all their equipages meet. Jonathan Swift.

  3. To COMPOUNDverb

    Etymology: compono, Latin.

    Whosoever compoundeth any like it, shall be cut off. Ex. xxx.

    It will be difficult to evince, that nature does not make decompounded bodies; I mean, mingle together such bodies as are already compounded of elementary, or rather of simple ones. Robert Boyle, Sceptical Chymist.

    The ideas, being each but one single perception, are easier got than the more complex ones; and therefore are not liable to the uncertainty, which attends those compounded ones. John Locke.

    We cannot have a single image that did not enter through the sight; but we have the power of altering and compounding those images into all the varieties of picture. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    Where it and Tigris embrace each other under the city of Apamia, there do they agree of a joint and compounded name, and are called Piso-Tigris. Walter Raleigh, History of the World.

    Who’d be so mock’d with glory, as to live
    But in a dream of friendship?
    To have his pomp, and all what state compounds,
    But only painted, like his varnish’d friends! William Shakespeare, Timon.

    I would to God all strifes were well compounded. William Shakespeare.

    If there be any discord or suits between any of the family, they are compounded and appeased. Francis Bacon, New Atlantis.

    Shall I, ye gods, he cries, my debts compound? John Gay.

  4. To Compoundverb

    They were, at last, glad to compound for his bare commitment to the Tower. Edward Hyde.

    Pray but for half the virtues of this wife;
    Compound for all the rest, with longer life. Dryden.

    Here’s a fellow will help you to-morrow: compound with him by the year. William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure.

    Cornwal compounded to furnish ten oxen after Michaelmas for thirty pounds. Richard Carew, Survey of Cornwal.

    Once more I come to know of thee, king Harry,
    If for thy ransom thou wilt now compound,
    Before thy most assured overthrow? William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    Made all the royal stars recant,
    Compound and take the covenant. Hudibras, p. ii. cant. 3.

    But useless all, when he, despairing, found
    Catullus then did with the winds compound. John Dryden, Juvenal.

    Paracelsus and his admirers have compounded with the Galenists, and brought a mixed use of chymical medicines into the present practice. William Temple.

    We here deliver,
    Subscribed by the consuls and patricians,
    Together with the seal of the senate, what
    We have compounded on. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compoundnoun

    in the East Indies, an inclosure containing a house, outbuildings, etc

  2. Compoundverb

    to form or make by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts; as, to compound a medicine

  3. Compoundverb

    to put together, as elements, ingredients, or parts, in order to form a whole; to combine, mix, or unite

  4. Compoundverb

    to modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else

  5. Compoundverb

    to compose; to constitute

  6. Compoundverb

    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

  7. Compoundverb

    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

  8. Compoundverb

    composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts; produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or things; composite; as, a compound word

  9. Compoundnoun

    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

  10. Compoundnoun

    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

  11. Etymology: [OE. compouned, p. p. of compounen. See Compound, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Compound

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Compound

    kom-pownd′, v.t. to mix or combine: to settle or adjust by agreement.—v.i. to agree, or come to terms: to bargain in the lump.—adj. Com′pound, mixed or composed of a number of parts: not simple, dealing with numbers of various denominations of quantity, &c., as in 'compound addition,' &c.; or with processes more complex than the simple process, as in 'compound proportion,' &c.—n. a mass made up of a number of parts: the usual name in India for the enclosure in which a house stands, with its outhouses, yard, and garden: a compounded drug.—n. Compound′er.—Compound engine, a condensing engine in which the mechanical action of the steam is begun in one cylinder, and ended in a larger cylinder; Compound fracture, a broken bone, communicating with a co-existing skin wound; Compound householder, one who pays his rates in his rent, the landlord being immediately chargeable with them; Compound interest, the charge made where—the interest not being paid when due—it is added to the principal, forming the amount upon which the subsequent year's interest is computed; Compound quantity (alg.), a quantity consisting of more than one term, as a + b; Compound time (mus.), time in which each bar is made up of two or more simple bars. [O. Fr., from L. componĕrecom, together, ponĕre, to place.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. compound

    A term used in India for a lawn garden, or inclosed ground round a house.

Entomology

  1. Compound

    made up of many similar or dissimilar parts.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Compound' in Nouns Frequency: #1829

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Compound in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Compound in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Compound in a Sentence

  1. Steve Nyce:

    With a lot of desk jobs, you can fade away for a few hours, but those hours have to be made up in some capacity. It starts to compound.

  2. Anthony Fauci:

    It is very important that this now must go through the usual process of careful examination of the data by the Food and Drug Administration both for effectiveness, but also for safety, because whenever you introduce a new compound, safety is very important.

  3. Benyamin Storchan:

    We were surprised by the wonderful state of preservation of the ancient remains, and the richness of the finds being uncovered, the artifacts found in the large building, which seems to be a monastic compound, may indicate that the site was important and perhaps a center for ancient pilgrims in the Judean Shephelah region.

  4. Israel Police Superintendent Micky Rosenfeld:

    The attack, one of the deadliest in an eight-month wave of violence, took place around 10 p.m. local time in an upscale area of cafes and restaurants near the central military headquarters and Defense Ministry compound. A Fox News producer in Jerusalem confirmed five others were wounded in the attack and in severe condition. The two attackers were described to Fox News as Palestinian cousins from Yata in the Hebron area of the West Bank who were known to Israeli authorities. The gunmen disguised themselves as Orthodox Jews, a law enforcement source told Fox News. Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza, welcomed the attack and claimed the shooters as members of the organization. Hamas official Mushir al-Masri called the shootings a heroic operation and the group later issued an official statement promising the Zionists more surprises during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The Times of Israel reported that Fatah, Hamas' rival, issued a statement on Twitter saying Israel was reaping the repercussions of choosing violence against the Palestinian people. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz, citing Palestinian media, reported early Thursday that Israeli military forces had surrounded Yatta and were preparing to carry out arrests and interrogate family members of the attacks. Whatever action has to be taken will be taken based on the security assessments that will be carried out and implemented both tonight as well as tomorrow morning.

  5. Mignon McLaughlin:

    Albert Einstein when asked what he considered to be the most powerful force in the universe answered: Compound interest! What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.

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Translations for Compound

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  • مركبArabic
  • съедине́ние, споразумявам се, оградено мя́сто, съчета́ние, събирам се, добавям, съединявам, сло́жен, съставен, смесвамBulgarian
  • sloučenina, složenýCzech
  • sammensatteDanish
  • Mischung, chemische Verbindung, VerbindungGerman
  • περίβολος, μίγμα, παρασκευάζω, κράμα, συμμιγής, σύνθετος, ενώνομαι, συνθέτω, συγκρότημα, ένωση, μιγνύω, συμβιβάζω, αναμιγνύω, προσθέτω, συμφωνώ, χημική ένωσηGreek
  • complejo, compuesto, compuesto químicoSpanish
  • kompleksEstonian
  • مرکب, آمیختن, همساخته, آمیخته, ترکیبPersian
  • laitos, yhdistelmä, yhdistyä, lisätä, seos, liittää, yhdiste, yhdistää, kemiallinen yhdiste, liittyäFinnish
  • composé, complexe, composer, composé chimiqueFrench
  • covroojidManx
  • לשלב, תרכובתHebrew
  • यौगिकHindi
  • vegyülék, elegy, fogolytábor, keverékHungarian
  • senyawaIndonesian
  • composto, mettersi d'accordo, comporre, composto chimico, mettere insieme, campo di prigionìa, costituito, unirsi, amalgama, miscuglio, accordarsi, aggiungereItalian
  • מתחםHebrew
  • 化合物Japanese
  • 화합물Korean
  • compositumLatin
  • pūhuiMāori
  • verbinding, samengesteld, complex, samenstellingDutch
  • sammensatteNorwegian
  • złożonyPolish
  • compor, composto, complexo, composto químico, cercadoPortuguese
  • compus chimic, compusRomanian
  • собира́ться, сме́шивать, компа́унд, сочета́ние, собра́ться, [[огороженный, соедине́ние, добавля́ть, ко́мплекс, сло́жный, составно́й, соединя́ть, объединя́ть, соединениеRussian
  • logor, kémījskī spȏj, kompleks, taborSerbo-Croatian
  • sestaviti, sestavljen, spojinaSlovene
  • sätta, kompromissa, inhägnad, sammansättning, förvärra, blanda, försvåra, förlikning, läger, blandning, göra upp, sammansatt, avtal, gård, förening, förlika, bilägga, överenskommelse, sammansatt ämne, fSwedish
  • கலவைTamil
  • สารประกอบThai
  • karışım, bileşim, bileşikTurkish
  • compoundUkrainian
  • کمپاؤنڈUrdu
  • hợp chất, phức tạpVietnamese
  • קאַמפּאַונדYiddish
  • 複合Chinese

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