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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compoundnoun

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

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

  2. Compoundverb

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

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

  3. Compoundverb

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

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

  4. Compoundverb

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

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

  5. Compoundverb

    to compose; to constitute

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

  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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  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

    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. 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.

  2. Zaena Zamora:

    All of those costs compound to make it very unreachable for a lot of people.

  3. Khalil Gibran:

    The chemist who can extract from his heart's elements, compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love.

  4. 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.

  5. Sir Thomas Browne:

    There is a rabble among the gentry as well as the commonalty; a sort of plebeian heads whose fancy moves with the same wheel as these men?in the same level with mechanics, though their fortunes do sometimes gild their infirmities and their purses compound for their follies.

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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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    the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
    • A. recital
    • B. abandon
    • C. snap
    • D. brasserie

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