What does compact mean?

Definitions for compact
ˈkɒm pæktcom·pact

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word compact.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. compact, powder compact(noun)

    a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse

  2. covenant, compact, concordat(noun)

    a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action

  3. compact, compact car(adj)

    a small and economical car

  4. compact(adj)

    closely and firmly united or packed together

    "compact soil"; "compact clusters of flowers"

  5. compact, heavyset, stocky, thick, thickset(adj)

    having a short and solid form or stature

    "a wrestler of compact build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a thickset young man"

  6. compendious, compact, succinct, summary(verb)

    briefly giving the gist of something

    "a short and compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"

  7. compact, pack(verb)

    have the property of being packable or of compacting easily

    "This powder compacts easily"; "Such odd-shaped items do not pack well"

  8. pack, bundle, wad, compact(verb)

    compress into a wad

    "wad paper into the box"

  9. compress, compact, pack together(verb)

    make more compact by or as if by pressing

    "compress the data"

  10. compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press(verb)

    squeeze or press together

    "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compact

    joined or held together; leagued; confederated

  2. Compact

    composed or made; -- with of

  3. Compact

    closely or firmly united, as the particles of solid bodies; firm; close; solid; dense

  4. Compact

    brief; close; pithy; not diffuse; not verbose; as, a compact discourse

  5. Compact(verb)

    to thrust, drive, or press closely together; to join firmly; to consolidate; to make close; -- as the parts which compose a body

  6. Compact(verb)

    to unite or connect firmly, as in a system

  7. Compact(noun)

    an agreement between parties; a covenant or contract

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Compact

    kom-pakt′, adj. fastened or packed together: firm: close: brief.—v.t. to press closely together: to consolidate: (Shak.) to confirm.—adj. Compact′ed, firmly put together: compact.—adv. Compact′edly.—n. Compact′edness.—adv. Compact′ly.—ns. Compact′ness, state of being compact: closeness: solidity: terseness; Compac′ture (Spens.) close union or knitting together; Compāge′, Compā′ges, a structure of many parts. [Fr.,—L. com, pactus, pa.p. of compingĕrecom, together, pangĕre, to fix. Cf. Fang.]

  2. Compact

    kom′pakt, n. a mutual bargain or agreement: a league, treaty, or union: (Shak.) league, in bad sense.—adj. united: leagued. [L. compactumcompacisci, from com, with, and pacisci, to make a bargain; cf. pangĕre.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. compact

    Of a design, describes the valuable property that it can all be apprehended at once in one's head. This generally means the thing created from the design can be used with greater facility and fewer errors than an equivalent tool that is not compact. Compactness does not imply triviality or lack of power; for example, C is compact and FORTRAN is not, but C is more powerful than FORTRAN. Designs become non-compact through accreting features and cruft that don't merge cleanly into the overall design scheme (thus, some fans of Classic C maintain that ANSI C is no longer compact).

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'compact' in Adjectives Frequency: #823

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How to say compact in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of compact in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of compact in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of compact in a Sentence

  1. Epicurus:

    There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men

  2. The Post:

    Tom Brokaw index finger to my lips and said, ‘ This is our compact, ’ my insides shook.

  3. Zachary Lippman:

    When you mutate the gene, it basically shrinks the plant like an accordion so you can make it much more compact.

  4. Henrik Ibsen:

    The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority. Yes, the damned, compact, liberal majority.

  5. Sukrit Vijayakar:

    In the wake of the coordinated attack on Syria, oil prices are significantly lower ... (but) the impact appears to be compact and over.

Images & Illustrations of compact

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Translations for compact

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  • اتفاقArabic
  • компактен, договор, споразумение, сгъстявам, сбивамBulgarian
  • kompaktníCzech
  • Kontrakt, Pakt, kompaktGerman
  • συμβόλαιο, συμπτύσσω, συμπεπιεσμένος, πυκνός, συμπαγής, περιεκτικός, σύμβαση, πουδριέρα, συμφωνία, συμπυκνώνωGreek
  • compactar, compacto, acuerdoSpanish
  • جمع و جورPersian
  • tiivis, kompaktiFinnish
  • compactFrench
  • comhdhlúthaigh, dlúthaigh, acht, dlúthIrish
  • kishtey poodyrManx
  • קומפקטי, דחוס, דחסHebrew
  • kompaktHungarian
  • padatIndonesian
  • compattoItalian
  • raungaitiMāori
  • compactificeren, compact, samenpersenDutch
  • zwartyPolish
  • compactRomanian
  • договор, сделка, компактный, пакт, плотныйRussian
  • kompaktSwedish

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