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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Adjective


Noun compound has 3 senses

Verb compound has 5 senses

Adjective compound has 3 senses


compoundn. [Malay kompung a village.].
     In the East Indies, an inclosure containing a house, outbuildings, etc.  [1913 Webster]
compoundv. t. [OE. componen, compounen, L. componere, compositum; com-+ ponere to put set. The d is excrescent. See Position, and cf. Componé.].
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To compose; to constitute.  [1913 Webster]
    "His pomp and all what state compounds."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
To compound a felony, to accept of a consideration for forbearing to prosecute, such compounding being an indictable offense. See Theftbote.
compoundv. 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."  [1913 Webster]
    "They were at last glad to compound for his bare commitment to the Tower."  [1913 Webster]
    "Cornwall compounded to furnish ten oxen after Michaelmas for thirty pounds."  [1913 Webster]
    "Compound for sins they are inclined to
    By damning those they have no mind to.
    "  [1913 Webster]
compounda. [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."  [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.
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
    "When the word “bishopric” was first made, it was made as a compound."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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]
    " 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.


compound, n., adj., & v.
1 a mixture of two or more things, qualities, etc.
2 (also compound word) a word made up of two or more existing words.
3 Chem. a substance formed from two or more elements chemically united in fixed proportions.
1 a made up of several ingredients. b consisting of several parts.
2 combined; collective.
3 Zool. consisting of individual organisms.
4 Biol. consisting of several or many parts.
1 tr. mix or combine (ingredients, ideas, motives, etc.) (grief compounded with fear).
2 tr. increase or complicate (difficulties etc.) (anxiety compounded by discomfort).
3 tr. make up (a composite whole).
4 tr. (also absol.) settle (a debt, dispute, etc.) by concession or special arrangement.
5 tr. Law a condone (a liability or offence) in exchange for money etc. b forbear from prosecuting (a felony) from private motives.
6 intr. (usu. foll. by with, for) Law come to terms with a person, for forgoing a claim etc. for an offence.
7 tr. combine (words or elements) into a word.

compound eye an eye consisting of numerous visual units, as found in insects and crustaceans. compound fracture a fracture complicated by a skin wound. compound interest interest payable on capital and its accumulated interest (cf. simple interest). compound interval Mus. an interval exceeding one octave. compound leaf a leaf consisting of several or many leaflets. compound sentence a sentence with more than one subject or predicate. compound time Mus. music having more than one group of simple-time units in each bar.
compoundable adj.
compound, n.
1 a large open enclosure for housing workers etc., esp. miners in S. Africa.
2 an enclosure, esp. in India, China, etc., in which a factory or a house stands (cf. KAMPONG).
3 a large enclosed space in a prison or prison camp.
4 = POUND(3).

Port. campon or Du. kampong f. Malay



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VB mix, join, combine, commix, immix, intermix, mix up with, mingle, commingle, intermingle, bemingle, shuffle, pound together, hash up, stir up, knead, brew, impregnate with, interlard, intertwine, interweave, associate with, miscegenate, be mixed, get among, be entangled with, instill, imbue, infuse, suffuse, transfuse, infiltrate, dash, tinge, tincture, season, sprinkle, besprinkle, attemper, medicate, blend, cross, alloy, amalgamate, compound, adulterate, sophisticate, infect.


N combination, mixture, junction, union, unification, synthesis, incorporation, amalgamation, embodiment, coalescence, crasis, fusion, blending, absorption, centralization, alloy, compound, amalgam, composition, tertium quid, resultant, impregnation, combined, impregnated with, ingrained, imbued inoculated.


VB compromise, commute, compound, take the mean, split the difference, meet one halfway, give and take, come to terms, submit to arbitration, abide by arbitration, patch up, bridge over, arrange, straighten out, adjust, differences, agree, make the best of, make a virtue of necessity, take the will for the deed.

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