compound (plural compounds)
- an enclosure within which workers, prisoners, or soldiers are confined
- a group of buildings situated close together, e.g. for a school or block of offices
- (enclosure within which workers, prisoners, or soldiers are confined): gaol/jail, pen, pound, prison
enclosure within which workers, prisoners, or soldiers are confined
group of buildings for the same purpose
- adj. and noun (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɒmpaʊnd/
- adj. and noun (US) enPR: kŏm'pound, IPA(key): /ˈkɑmpaʊnd/
- verb (US, UK) enPR: kəmpound', IPA(key): /kəmˈpaʊnd/
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- Rhymes: -aʊnd
compound (not comparable)
- composed of elements; not simple
- a compound word
- I. Watts
- Compound substances are made up of two or more simple substances.
- (music) An octave higher than originally (i.e. a compound major second is equivalent to a major ninth).
- (composed of elements): composite
- (composed of elements): simple
composed of elements
compound (plural compounds)
- Anything made by combining several things.
- (chemistry, dated) A substance made from any combination elements.
- (chemistry) A substance formed by chemical union of two or more ingredients in definite proportions by weight.
- (linguistics) A lexeme that consists of more than one stem; compound word; for example laptop, formed from lap and top.
- (anything made by combining several things): amalgam, blend, combination, composite, mix, mixture
- (word): compound word
anything made by combining several things
chemistry: substance made by chemical combination of elements
linguistics: word formed by combining other words
- (transitive) To form (a resulting mixture) by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts.
- to compound a medicine
- Sir Walter Scott
- incapacitating him from successfully compounding a tale of this sort
- (transitive) To assemble (ingredients) into a whole; to combine, mix, or unite.
- We have the power of altering and compounding those images into all the varieties of picture.
- (transitive) To modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else.
- Only compound me with forgotten dust.
- (transitive, law) To settle by agreeing on less than the claim, or on different terms than those stipulated.
- to compound a debt
- (transitive) To settle amicably; to adjust by agreement; to compromise.
- I pray, my lords, let me compound this strife.
- (intransitive) 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.
- Here's a fellow will help you to-morrow; […] compound with him by the year.
- They were at last glad to compound for his bare commitment to the Tower.
- R. Carew
- Cornwall compounded to furnish ten oxen after Michaelmas for thirty pounds.
- Compound for sins they are inclined to / By damning those they have no mind to.
- (transitive, obsolete) To compose; to constitute.
- his pomp and all what state compounds
- (to come to terms of agreement): agree
- (to put together): assemble, blend, combine, join, join together, mix, put together, unite
- (to add to): augment, increase
- (law: to settle by agreeing on less than the claim): settle
to come together
to come to terms of agreement
to put together
to add to
law: to settle by agreeing less than the claim