composer

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From compose +‎ -er.

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NounEdit

 
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composer (plural composers)

  1. One who composes; an author.
    1. Especially, one who composes music.
  2. One who, or that which, quiets or calms.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 3, page 43:
      The exertion necessary to soothe and subdue Lucy's passionate sorrow was the best composer to Francesca's own agitation.
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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French composer, from com- +‎ poser, as an adaptation of Latin compōnō, compōnere.

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VerbEdit

composer

  1. to compose
  2. to constitute, to make up
  3. to dial (a number)

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From com- +‎ poser, as an adaptation of Latin compōnō, compōnere.

VerbEdit

composer

  1. To come to an agreement.
  2. To compose; to create; to make; to manufacture.

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ss, *-st are modified to s, st. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: compose
  • French: composer