Definitions of composing

  1. the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole; "harmonious composition is essential in a serious work of art" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. musical creation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. of Compose Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Tending to compose or soothe. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Pertaining to, or used in, composition. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. A placing together. Composing-frame, a printer's elevated working frame, on which the cases of type rest obliquely. Composing-stick, an instrument in which types are get from the cases, and adjusted to the length of the lines. Composing-machine, an ingenious invention for setting and arranging types, worked by keys like a piano. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. In vbl senses; c.-machine (for setting up type); c.-stick, metal instrument of adjustable width in which type is set. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  8. Placing types in proper order for printing. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy