Definition of Compost

1. Noun. A mixture of decaying vegetation and manure; used as a fertilizer.

Generic synonyms: Composition



2. Verb. Convert to compost. "Compost organic debris"
Generic synonyms: Convert

Definition of Compost

1. n. A mixture; a compound.

2. v. t. To manure with compost.

Definition of Compost

1. Noun. The decayed remains of organic matter that has rotted into a natural fertilizer ¹

2. Verb. To produce compost, let organic matter decay into fertilizer ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Compost

1. to fertilize [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: fertilize

Medical Definition of Compost

1. A mix of different types of organic matter, all of it decaying, such as fallen leaves, bananna peels and/or manure, a mulch. It is used as a fertiliser or to rejuvenate soil. The word can be a noun or verb. (05 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Compost

composition board
composition book
composition over inheritance
compositional
compositional grammar
compositionality
compositionally
compositions
compositive
compositor
compositors
compositries
compositry
compossibility
compossible
compost (current term)
compost heap
compost pile
compostable
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composters
composting
compostlike
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composture
compostures
composty
composure

Literary usage of Compost

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1. Garden Farming by Lee Cleveland Corbett (1913)
"The important part of the cultivation of greenhouse crops takes place in the compost heap. The work of fining the soil and of liberating plant food is ..."

2. Georgical Essays by Alexander Hunter (1803)
"On one side I manured a land with the oil-compost, but rather with a lefs quantity than directed; and on the other side I manured ..."

3. Organic Chemistry in Its Applications to Agriculture and Physiology by Justus Liebig, Lyon Playfair Playfair, John White Webster (1841)
"PEAT compost. (See p. 177.) ACCORDING to the statement of Messrs. ... He gives the following details of the manner in which the compost was prepared upon ..."

4. Peat and Its Uses, as Fertilizer and Fuel by Samuel William Johnson (1866)
"to that of the guano,—a bushel of guano will compost six, eight, or ten of muck. ... This sort of compost would probably be sufficiently fermented in a week ..."

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