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Compound meaning

compound - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
  2. 2. of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes
  3. 3. composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony; " coral is a colonial organism"
  4. 4. In the East Indies, an inclosure containing a house, outbuildings, etc.
  5. 5. To form or make by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts; as, to compound a medicine.
  6. 6. To put together, as elements, ingredients, or parts, in order to form a whole; to combine, mix, or unite.
  7. 7. To modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else.
  8. 8. To compose; to constitute.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts; produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or things; composite; as, a compound word.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. Composed of various parts.
  15. 15. To agree upon terms.
  16. 16. To mix; combine; settle by agreement.

compound - examples of usage

  1. It seemed quite enough to reach the compound or the grass plot and hear her step. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
  2. They hastened to the bungalow where the tied pack was in evidence and strange sounds reached them from the servants' compound. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
  3. In the afternoon, when the house was empty, the monster Kabuli called and opened a small pack in the quiet shade of the compound, before the eyes of six men and one woman, as much Deenah as himself. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
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