1 of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes [ant: simple]
2 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"
3 composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony; "coral is a colonial organism" [syn: colonial]
1 (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight [syn: chemical compound]
2 a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
3 an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)
1 make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Potsmokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions" [syn: intensify, heighten, deepen]
2 put or add together; "combine resources" [syn: combine]
3 calculate principal and interest
4 create by mixing or combining
5 combine so as to form a whole; mix; "compound the ingredients" [syn: combine]
- an enclosure within which workers, prisoners, or soldiers are confined
enclosure within which workers, prisoners, or soldiers are confined
- Finnish: laitos
- Italian: campo di prigionìa
- Swedish: inhägnad
Etymology 2From Middle English compounen < componre, compondre "to put together" < componere < com- "together" + ponere "to put".
- composed of elements; not simple
- (composed of elements): composite
- (composed of elements): simple
composed of elements
anything made by combining several things
- Italian: composto, miscuglio, amalgama
- Russian: соединение (soedinenie)
- Swedish: sammansättning
chemistry: substance made by chemical combination of elements
linguistics: word formed by combining other words
- to come together
- to come to terms of agreement
- to put together
- to add to
- In the context of "transitive|law": to settle by agreeing on less than the claim
to come together
to come to terms of agreement
to put together
to add to
Compound may refer to:
- Compound (chemistry), a combination of two or more elements.
(enclosure), a cluster of buildings having a shared purpose,
usually inside a fence or wall.
- Compound (fortification), a version of the above fortified with defensive structures.
- Compound (linguistics), a word that consists of more than one radical element.
- Compound (music), an attribute of an interval or time signature.
- Compounding, the mixing of drugs in pharmacy.
It is also found in combination with other words:
- Compound chocolate, a chocolate substitute.
- Compound fracture, complete fractures of bone where at least one fragment has damaged the skin, soft tissue or surrounding body cavity.
- Compound interest, unpaid interest that is added to the principal so that subsequent interest is calculated on the grossed amount.
- Compound locomotive, a locomotive in which exhaust steam is recycled in a low pressure cylinder or cylinders.
- Compound sentence, a type of sentence made up of two or more independent clauses and no subordinate (dependent) clauses.
compound in German: Mischung
compound in French: Composite
compound in French: Composition
compound in Simple English: Compound
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