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Definitions of compose

  1. put together out of existing material; "compile a list" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. form the substance of; "Greed and ambition composed his personality" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. draw up the plans or basic details for; "frame a policy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. calm (someone, esp. oneself); make quiet; "She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet; "She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. To form by putting together two or more things or parts; to put together; to make up; to fashion. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To form the substance of, or part of the substance of; to constitute. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To dispose in proper form; to reduce to order; to put in proper state or condition; to adjust; to regulate. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To free from agitation or disturbance; to tranquilize; to soothe; to calm; to quiet. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. To arrange (types) in a composing stick in order for printing; to set (type). Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To come to terms. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To form by combination; to write, as an author; to make up; to calm; adjust; arrange in proper order; to set (type); put together. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To engage in composition, as of musical or literary work. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Composer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. To form by putting two or more parts or things together: to place in order: to set at rest: to soothe: to place types in order for printing: to originate or become the author of, as a book. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. To form by putting together; place types in order for printing; originate, as an author; calm; soothe. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To Make up of parts; construct; form; constitute. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. To tranquilize; calm; reconcile; arrange; settle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. To engage in composition. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. To form, by putting two or more things or parts together; to form by combination; to arrange and put together, as authors, a piece of literature or music; to calm; to quiet; to settle; to adjust; to settle into a quiet state; to set types in order for printing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To practise composition. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. To form one entire body or thing by joining together several individuals, things, or parts; to write as an author; to calm; to quiet; to place or dispose in proper form; to set up types; to form a piece of music. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. kom-p[=o]z', 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; COMP[=O]'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 paus[=a]re, to cease, to rest.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  27. (Of elements) make up, constitute, (esp. pass., be composed of); construct in words, produce in literary form, (poem &c., or abs.); (Mus.) invent& put into proper from; set (words) to music; (Print.) set up (type) to form words& blocks of words, set up (article &c.) in type; put together, arrange, artistically; adjust (dispute &c.); arrange in specified or understood manner, or for specified purpose, as c. yourself to write, c. your countenance, c. your thoughts for action; tranquillize (oneself, passions, &c.), esp. in p.p., whence composedly adv., composedness n. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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