Search Result for "compound":
1. a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts;
2. (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight;
[syn: compound, chemical compound]
3. an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient);
1. make more intense, stronger, or more marked;
- Example: "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"
- Example: "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"
- Example: "This event only deepened my convictions"
[syn: intensify, compound, heighten, deepen]
2. put or add together;
- Example: "combine resources"
[syn: compound, combine]
3. calculate principal and interest;
4. create by mixing or combining;
5. combine so as to form a whole; mix;
- Example: "compound the ingredients"
[syn: compound, combine]
1. composed of more than one part;
- Example: "compound leaves are composed of several lobes
- Example: "compound flower heads"
2. consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts;
- Example: "soap is a compound substance"
- Example: "housetop is a compound word"
- Example: "a blackberry is a compound fruit"
3. composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony;
- Example: "coral is a colonial organism"
[syn: colonial, compound]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Compound \Com"pound\, a. [OE. compouned, p. p. of compounen. See Compound, v. t.] Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts; produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or things; composite; as, a compound word. [1913 Webster] Compound substances are made up of two or more simple substances. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster] Compound addition, subtraction, multiplication, division (Arith.), the addition, subtraction, etc., of compound numbers. Compound crystal (Crystallog.), a twin crystal, or one seeming to be made up of two or more crystals combined according to regular laws of composition. Compound engine (Mech.), a form of steam engine in which the steam that has been used in a high-pressure cylinder is made to do further service in a larger low-pressure cylinder, sometimes in several larger cylinders, successively. Compound ether. (Chem.) See under Ether. Compound flower (Bot.), a flower head resembling a single flower, but really composed of several florets inclosed in a common calyxlike involucre, as the sunflower or dandelion. Compound fraction. (Math.) See Fraction. Compound fracture. See Fracture. Compound householder, a householder who compounds or arranges with his landlord that his rates shall be included in his rents. [Eng.] Compound interest. See Interest. Compound larceny. (Law) See Larceny. Compound leaf (Bot.), a leaf having two or more separate blades or leaflets on a common leafstalk. Compound microscope. See Microscope. Compound motion. See Motion. Compound number (Math.), one constructed according to a varying scale of denomination; as, 3 cwt., 1 qr., 5 lb.; -- called also denominate number. Compound pier (Arch.), a clustered column. Compound quantity (Alg.), a quantity composed of two or more simple quantities or terms, connected by the sign + (plus) or - (minus). Thus, a + b - c, and bb - b, are compound quantities. Compound radical. (Chem.) See Radical. Compound ratio (Math.), the product of two or more ratios; thus ab:cd is a ratio compounded of the simple ratios a:c and b:d. Compound rest (Mech.), the tool carriage of an engine lathe. Compound screw (Mech.), a screw having on the same axis two or more screws with different pitch (a differential screw), or running in different directions (a right and left screw). Compound time (Mus.), that in which two or more simple measures are combined in one; as, 6-8 time is the joining of two measures of 3-8 time. Compound word, a word composed of two or more words; specifically, two or more words joined together by a hyphen. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Compound \Com"pound\ (k[o^]m"pound), n. [Malay kompung a village.] In the East Indies, an inclosure containing a house, outbuildings, etc. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Compound \Com*pound"\ (k[o^]m*pound"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Compounding.] [OE. componen, compounen, L. componere, compositum; com-+ ponere to put set. The d is excrescent. See Position, and cf. Compon['e].] 1. To form or make by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts; as, to compound a medicine. [1913 Webster] Incapacitating him from successfully compounding a tale of this sort. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. To put together, as elements, ingredients, or parts, in order to form a whole; to combine, mix, or unite. [1913 Webster] We have the power of altering and compounding those images into all the varieties of picture. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. To modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else. [1913 Webster] Only compound me with forgotten dust. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To compose; to constitute. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His pomp and all what state compounds. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. 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. [1913 Webster] I pray, my lords, let me compound this strife. --Shak. [1913 Webster] To compound a felony, to accept of a consideration for forbearing to prosecute, such compounding being an indictable offense. See Theftbote. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Compound \Com*pound"\, v. i. 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. [1913 Webster] Here's a fellow will help you to-morrow; . . . compound with him by the year. --Shak. [1913 Webster] They were at last glad to compound for his bare commitment to the Tower. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster] Cornwall compounded to furnish ten oxen after Michaelmas for thirty pounds. --R. Carew. [1913 Webster] Compound for sins they are inclined to By damning those they have no mind to. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Compound \Com"pound\, n. 1. 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. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Rare compound of oddity, frolic, and fun. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] When the word "bishopric" was first made, it was made as a compound. --Earle. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) 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. [1913 Webster] Note: Every definite chemical compound always contains the same elements, united in the same proportions by weight, and with the same internal arrangement. [1913 Webster] Binary compound (Chem.). See under Binary. Carbon compounds (Chem.). See under Carbon. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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