What does compound mean?

Definitions for compound
ˈkɒm paʊnd, kɒmˈpaʊnd; ˈkɒm paʊnd; kəmˈpaʊnd, ˈkɒm paʊndcom·pound

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compound(noun)

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

  2. compound, chemical compound(noun)

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

  3. compound(adj)

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

  4. compound(adj)

    composed of more than one part

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

  5. compound(adj)

    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, compound(verb)

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

    "coral is a colonial organism"

  7. 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"

  8. compound, combine(verb)

    put or add together

    "combine resources"

  9. compound(verb)

    calculate principal and interest

  10. compound(verb)

    create by mixing or combining

  11. compound, combine(verb)

    combine so as to form a whole; mix

    "compound the ingredients"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compound(noun)

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

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

  2. Compound(verb)

    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. Compound(verb)

    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. Compound(verb)

    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. Compound(verb)

    to compose; to constitute

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

  6. Compound(verb)

    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. Compound(verb)

    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. Compound(verb)

    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. Compound(noun)

    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. Compound(noun)

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce compound?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say compound in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. Ellen Mowry:

    That being said, if the results are true, there are many compounds in coffee, so it's not clear which compound might be the cause. Caffeine is an attractive candidate and can impact the immune system, so perhaps it helps to combat the autoimmune process in some way.

  3. Abdul Jamil:

    Right now, clashes are under way between the Taliban and security forces in the city, close to the governor's compound and police headquarters, the city is closed and very little movement can be seen. People are terrified.

  4. Kim Lewis:

    The discovery of this novel compound challenges long-held scientific beliefs and holds great promise for treating an array of menacing infections.

  5. John Giedraitis:

    John Giedraitis called the experts in, pretty much all of them that were familiar with the way that this compound works on trees said that this is a dead tree, that it will not survive.

Images & Illustrations of compound

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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
  • з'єднанняUkrainian
  • کمپاؤنڈUrdu
  • hợp chất, phức tạpVietnamese
  • קאַמפּאַונדYiddish
  • 複合Chinese

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