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Definitions of compound

  1. (zoology) composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony; "coral is a colonial organism" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. put or add together; "combine resources" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. combine so as to form a whole; mix; "compound the ingredients" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. calculate principal and interest Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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
  9. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. create by mixing or combining Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony; "coral is a colonial organism" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. In the East Indies, an inclosure containing a house, outbuildings, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To form or make by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts; as, to compound a medicine. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To put together, as elements, ingredients, or parts, in order to form a whole; to combine, mix, or unite. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. To modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. To compose; to constitute. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. To mix together; as, to compound drugs. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. Composed of two or more parts. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. A combination of two or more elements, ingredients, or parts. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. To put together the ingredients of a remedy, according to the directions in a prescription or formula. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  28. 1. In chemistry a substance formed by the intimate chemical union of two or more elements, often differing entirely in physical characteristics from any of its components. 2. In pharmacy noting a preparation containing several ingredients as distinguished from one of the same name containing only one or a few 3. Not simple, made up of two or more parts. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  29. To mix or combine: to settle or adjust by agreement. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. To agree, or come to terms: to bargain in the lump. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. Mixed or composed of a number of parts: not simple. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. A mass made up of a number of parts. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. Composed of various parts. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  34. To agree upon terms. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  35. To mix; combine; settle by agreement. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  36. To mix, or make by mixture; combine. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. 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.
  38. To come to terms; settle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. Composed of ingredients or parts; composite. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. A compound substance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. Made up of several elements; flowers, leaves, eyes. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  50. [Latin] Made up of several elements; appl. flowers, pistils, leaves, medullary rays, eyes, etc.; appl. starch grains with two or more hila. na
  51. 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. dictgcide_fs
  52. kom-pownd', v.t. to mix or combine: to settle or adjust by agreement.--v.i. to agree, or come to terms: to bargain in the lump.--adj. COM'POUND, mixed or composed of a number of parts: not simple, dealing with numbers of various denominations of quantity, &c., as in 'compound addition,' &c.; or with processes more complex than the simple process, as in 'compound proportion,' &c.--n. a mass made up of a number of parts: the usual name in India for the enclosure in which a house stands, with its outhouses, yard, and garden: a compounded drug.--n. COMPOUND'ER.--COMPOUND ENGINE, a condensing engine in which the mechanical action of the steam is begun in one cylinder, and ended in a larger cylinder; COMPOUND FRACTURE, a broken bone, communicating with a co-existing skin wound; COMPOUND HOUSEHOLDER, one who pays his rates in his rent, the landlord being immediately chargeable with them; COMPOUND INTEREST, the charge made where--the interest not being paid when due--it is added to the principal, forming the amount upon which the subsequent year's interest is computed; COMPOUND QUANTITY (alg.), a quantity consisting of more than one term, as a + b; COMPOUND TIME (mus.), time in which each bar is made up of two or more simple bars. [O. Fr., from L. compon[)e]re--com, together, pon[)e]re, to place.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  53. Same etymology; to mix medicines. To mingle different ingredients into one whole. Used adjectively, compound signifies the result of the union of several medical agents, as "a compound medicine." Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  54. Made up of several parts or ingredients; not simple; as C. licorice powder. C. astigmatism, astigmatism combined with myopia or hypermetropia. C. cylinder, C. cylindrical lens, a lens having one surface a cylinder and the other spherical. C. dislocation, C. fracture, a dislocation or fracture in which there is an open wound leading down to the luxated or broken bone. C. magnet, see Magnet. C. microscope, see Microscope. na
  55. Mix (ingredients, lit. & fig.).; combine (verbal elements) into a word; make up (a composite whole); settle (matter by mutual concession, debt by partial payment, subscription by lump sum, or abs.); condone (liability, offence) for money &c.; c. a felony, forbear prosecution on private motive; (intr.) come to terms (with person for forgoing claim &c., for offence). Hence compoundable a. [Middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  56. Made up of several ingredients; consisting of several parts; combined, collective; c. fracture (complicated with skin wound); c. addition, subtraction, &c., (dealing with various denominations); c. INTEREST; (Zool., Bot.) consisting of a combination of organisms, or simple parts, as c. animal, c. flower; c. householder (whose rates are paid by landlord& included in rent); (n.) mixture of elements, c. thing, esp. c. word. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  57. (In India, China, &c.) enclosure in which house or factory stands. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  58. A mixture. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  59. In chemistry, a substance, the molecule of which is made up of two or more dissimilar atoms. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  60. In India, the precincts of an English residency. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  61. n. A body or mass compounded; mixture of elements, ingredients, or parts. Cabinet Dictionary
  62. Formed out of many ingredients, not single; composed of two or more words. Complete Dictionary
  63. The mass formed by the union of many ingredients. Complete Dictionary

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