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Definitions of compound

  1. To come to terms of agreement by abating something of the first demand; to settle with a creditor by agreement. See Component. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To mix together; as, to compound drugs. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To mix or combine: to settle or adjust by agreement. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To mix; combine; settle by agreement. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To mix, or make by mixture; combine. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To settle at a reduction, as a debt; conceal, as a crime, for a consideration. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To agree, or come to terms: to bargain in the lump. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To agree upon terms. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. put or add together; "combine resources" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. combine so as to form a whole; mix; "compound the ingredients" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. calculate principal and interest Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. create by mixing or combining Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. To come to terms; settle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. To mingle or unite two or more ingredients in one mass; to combine; to settle amicably; to adjust by agreement. To compound felony, receive back stolen goods upon an agreement not to prosecute the thief. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. To mix or unite two or more substances into one body or mass; to unite or combine; to adjust; to discharge, as a debt by composition; to come to terms. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. A combination of two or more elements, ingredients, or parts. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. A mass made up of a number of parts. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. A compound substance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. The walled or fenced enclosure of a European residence or factory in the Orient. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. A body formed by the union of two or more elementary substances, the result of composition. A compound flower, a species of aggregate flower; a compound leaf connects several leaflets in one petiole; a compound raceme is composed of several small racemes; a compound fructification consists of several confluent florets Compound interest, interest added to the principal, and bearing interest Compound addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, calculation of quantities of different denominations Compound ratio, that which the product of the antecedents of two or more ratios has to the product of their consequents. Compound quantity, a quantity composed of two or more simple quantities or terms, connected by the sign + , or -. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. A body formed by the union or mixture of two or more substances or parts. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. In the East Indies, an inclosure containing a house, outbuildings, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  28. To form or make by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts; as, to compound a medicine. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. To put together, as elements, ingredients, or parts, in order to form a whole; to combine, mix, or unite. Newage Dictionary DB
  30. To modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else. Newage Dictionary DB
  31. To compose; to constitute. Newage Dictionary DB
  32. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  33. Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts; produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or things; composite; as, a compound word. Newage Dictionary DB
  34. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  35. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  36. Composed of two or more parts. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. Mixed or composed of a number of parts: not simple. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  38. Composed of various parts. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  39. Composed of ingredients or parts; composite. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. Composed of two or more ingredients, or of different elementary bodies; composed of two or more words. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  41. Composed of two or more substances; composed of several parts. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  42. Made up of several elements; flowers, leaves, eyes. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for compound

  1. Is willing to compound for tolerable appearances, and to hope, when reason for hope offers. – Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) History Of A Young Lady by Samuel Richardson
  2. He explained it by saying that he did not have a copy of his reply, but as near as he could recall, he wrote that the compound would not cure a headache except at the expense of reducing heart action dangerously. – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
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