Definitions for compose
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word compose.
form the substance of
"Greed and ambition composed his personality"
"Beethoven composed nine symphonies"
write, compose, pen, inditeverb
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 upverb
make up plans or basic details for
"frame a policy"
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.
Etymology: From composer, from componere, from com- + ponere
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: composer, Fr. compono, Latin.
Zeal ought to be composed of the highest degrees of all pious affections. Thomas Sprat.
In a peaceful grave my corps compose. John Dryden, Æn.
The whole army seemed well composed to obtain that by their swords, which they could not by their pen. Edward Hyde, b. viii.
Words so pleasing to God, as those which the son of God himself hath composed, were not possible for men to frame. Richard Hooker, b. v. sect. 35.
Nor did Israel ’scape
Th’ infection, when their borrow’d gold compos’d
The calf in Oreb. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. i. l. 483.
A few useful things, confounded with many trifles, fill their memories, and compose their intellectual possessions. Isaac Watts.
He would undertake the journey with him, by which all his fears would be composed. Edward Hyde, b. viii.
You, that had taught them to subdue their foes,
Cou’d order teach, and their high sp’rits compose. Edmund Waller.
Compose thy mind;
Nor frauds are here contriv’d, nor force design’d. Dryden.
He, having a full sway and command over the water, had power to still and compose it, as well as to move and disturb it. John Woodward, Natural History, p. iii.
Yet to compose this midnight noise,
Go, freely search where-e’er you please. Matthew Prior.
The mind being thus disquieted, may not be able easily to compose and settle itself to prayer. Brian Duppa, Rules for Devotion.
We beseech thee to compose her thoughts, and preserve her reason, during her sickness. Jonathan Swift.
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
Etymology: [F. composer; com- + poser to place. The sense is that of L. componere, but the origin is different. See Pose, v. t.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kom-pōz′, v.t. to form by putting two or more parts or things together: to place in proper order, to put together, to arrange artistically the elements of a landscape for painting: to settle or set at rest: to soothe: to set up or place types in order for printing: to originate or write as author, to set to music.—p.adj. Composed′, settled, quiet, calm.—adv. Compos′edly.—ns. Compos′edness; Compos′er, a writer, an author, esp. of a piece of music.—adj. Com′posite, made up of two or more distinct parts: (archit.) a blending of the Ionic and the Corinthian orders: (bot.) belonging to the natural order Compositæ, having compound or composite flowers—heads of flowers composed of a number of florets on a common receptacle, surrounded by bracts forming a leafy involucre, like single flowers.—adv. Com′positely.—ns. Com′positeness; Compos′ing-stick, an instrument with a sliding adjustment, used for holding printing-types before they are put on the galley; Compos′ition, the act of putting together, or that which is put together: the thing composed, as a work in literature, music, or painting: mental constitution: artistic manner, style in writing or painting: a coming together or agreement, an arrangement or compromise: a certain percentage which creditors agree to accept in lieu of the full payment of a bankrupt's debts: (mech.) the compounding of two velocities or forces into a single velocity or force which shall be their equivalent.—adj. Compos′itive.—ns. Compos′itor, one who puts together, or sets up, types for printing; Com′post, Compost′ure (Shak.) a mixture for manure: a kind of plaster; Compō′sure, calmness: self-possession: tranquillity.—Composite candle, one made of a mixture of stearic acid and the stearin of coco-nut oil; Composite carriage, a railway-carriage with compartments of different classes; Composite portrait, a single portrait produced by combining those of a number of persons; Composition of a felony, the act of abstaining from prosecution for some consideration—itself punishable by fine and imprisonment. [Fr. composer, from L. cum, and pausāre, to cease, to rest.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'compose' in Verbs Frequency: #640
The numerical value of compose in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of compose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
It’s somewhere in some photo [collection] a friend of mine took but in a few years I will have forgotten who took it, we’re doing research on cracking the image open and understanding it at the individual pixel level. This is called image segmentation. We’re building the ability to understand the individual objects that compose an image.
A new situation for me, semifinals of a Grand Slam, so, yeah, I was nervous. But who isn’t at this point? I was just trying to compose my nerves as well as I could.
If the painter works directly from nature, he ultimately looks for nothing but momentary effects he does not try to compose, and soon he gets monotonous.
We are striving to forge our union with purpose. To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and conditions of man, and so we lift our gaze, not to what stands between us, but what stands before us. We close the divide because we know to put our future first, we must first put our differences aside. We lay down our arms so we can reach out our arms to one another. We seek harm to none and harmony for all.
I am a pianist, i compose some of my own original music. One of my most known compositions is called' Dreams Are Forever.'.
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- مؤلف موسيقىArabic
- образувам, успокоявам, съставям, съставям се от, съчинявам, творя, композирамBulgarian
- bilden, umfasst, abfassen, enthalten, fassen, zusammensetzen, zusammenstellen, einschliessen, verfassen, komponieren, beruhigenGerman
- ηρεμώ, συμπεριλαμβάνω, απαρτίζω, περιέχω, συνθέτω, συνέρχομαι, περιλαμβάνωGreek
- sisaldama, rahunema, koostama, looma, moodustamaEstonian
- rauhoittua, koota, sommitella, käsittää, muodostaa, luoda, koostaa, säveltääFinnish
- הלחין, חיברHebrew
- vormen, omvatten, redigeren, samenstellen, bedaren, componeren, composerenDutch
- compor, constituir, recompor-se, montarPortuguese
- собираться, составлять, собирать, собраться, составить, писать, состоять, сочинять, сочинить, написать, собратьRussian
- soạn thảo, soạn, biên soạnVietnamese
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