Definition of Compound

1. Noun. A whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts.

Generic synonyms: Whole

2. Verb. Make more intense, stronger, or more marked. "This event only deepened my convictions"
Exact synonyms: Deepen, Heighten, Intensify
Generic synonyms: Increase
Causes: Deepen, Intensify
Specialized synonyms: Heat Up, Hot Up, Screw Up, Fan, Enhance, Heighten, Raise, Amplify, Sharpen, Heighten, Sharpen
Derivative terms: Intensification, Intensifier, Intensity

3. Adjective. Composed of more than one part. "Compound flower heads"

4. Noun. (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight.

5. Verb. Put or add together. "Combine resources"
Exact synonyms: Combine
Generic synonyms: Add
Specialized synonyms: Totalise, Totalize, Recombine, Mix, Synthesise, Synthesize
Derivative terms: Combination, Combination, Combine, Combining, Compounding

6. Adjective. Consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts. "A blackberry is a compound fruit"
Similar to: Complex

7. Noun. An enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient).
Generic synonyms: Enclosure

8. Verb. Calculate principal and interest.
Generic synonyms: Account, Calculate

9. Adjective. Composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony. "Coral is a colonial organism"
Exact synonyms: Colonial
Category relationships: Zoological Science, Zoology
Similar to: Complex

10. Verb. Create by mixing or combining.
Generic synonyms: Assemble, Piece, Put Together, Set Up, Tack, Tack Together
Derivative terms: Compounding

11. Verb. Combine so as to form a whole; mix. "Compound the ingredients"
Exact synonyms: Combine
Specialized synonyms: Incorporate, Integrate, Heterodyne, Sulfurette, Sulphurette, Carburet
Generic synonyms: Amalgamate, Commix, Mingle, Mix, Unify
Derivative terms: Combinative, Combinative, Combine, Combining, Compounding

Definition of Compound

1. n. In the East Indies, an inclosure containing a house, outbuildings, etc.

2. v. t. To form or make by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts; as, to compound a medicine.

3. v. 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.

4. a. Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts; produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or things; composite; as, a compound word.

5. n. 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.

Definition of Compound

1. Noun. an enclosure within which workers, prisoners, or soldiers are confined ¹

2. Noun. a group of buildings situated close together, eg. for a school or block of offices ¹

3. Adjective. composed of elements; not simple ¹

4. Adjective. (music) This changes the meaning of an interval so that it is an octave higher than originally (i.e. a compound major second is equivalent to a major ninth). ¹

5. Noun. Anything made by combining several things. ¹

6. Noun. (chemistry dated) A substance made from any combination elements. ¹

7. Noun. (chemistry) A substance formed by chemical union of two or more ingredients in definite proportions by weight. ¹

8. Noun. (linguistics) A lexeme that consists of more than one stem; compound word; for example (term laptop), formed from (term lap) and (term top). ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) to come together ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) to come to terms of agreement ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) to put together ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) to add to ¹

13. Verb. (transitive legal) to settle by agreeing on less than the claim ¹

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Definition of Compound

1. to add to [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Compound

1. A material made up of two or more elements. Of a leaf, having the blade divided into two or more distinct leaflets, of an inflorescence, made up of an aggregate of smaller inflorescences. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Compound

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Literary usage of Compound

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain). (1905)
"AZO compound C2,H,3N3 Toluene-azo-r'-benzylidene-p- toluidine С,Н,-Кг.С,Н4. ... J. Berlin, Ber. I). ehem. 36, 1003, (2300-2311). AZO compound ..."

2. A French-English Dictionary for Chemists by Austin McDowell Patterson (1921)
"hollandais, Dutch compound (a solution of sodium and potassium silicates used for ... maximum, a compound in which an element has its highest valence. ..."

3. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"Sentences are divided according to their structure into three classes— simple, compound, and complex. A simple sentence contains but one independent ..."

4. The Scholars Arithmetic, Or, Federal Accountant: The Whole in a Form and by Daniel Adams (1812)
"Any fum of money at compound ... What is the compound inter- 2. ... at <eft of §56 75 for 11 years ? compound ..."

5. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1891)
"The results for the compound engine at Station L have been abstracted from papers already presented to the Society,t so that the present paper is limited to ..."

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