Com`pound´   Pronunciation: kǒm`pound´
n.1.In the East Indies, an inclosure containing a house, outbuildings, etc.
v. t.1.To form or make by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts; as, to compound a medicine.
[imp. & p. p. Compounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Compounding.]
2.To put together, as elements, ingredients, or parts, in order to form a whole; to combine, mix, or unite.
3.To modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else.
Only compound me with forgotten dust.
- Shak.
4.To compose; to constitute.
5.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.
I pray, my lords, let me compound this strife.
- Shak.
To compound a felony
to accept of a consideration for forbearing to prosecute, such compounding being an indictable offense. See Theftbote.
v. i.1.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.
Here's a fellow will help you to-morrow; . . . compound with him by the year.
- Shak.
They were at last glad to compound for his bare commitment to the Tower.
- Clarendon.
a.1.Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts; produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or things; composite; as, a compound word.
Compound substances are made up of two or more simple substances.
- I. Watts.
Compound addition
(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.
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.
n.1.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.
Rare compound of oddity, frolic, and fun.
- Goldsmith.
When the word "bishopric" was first made, it was made as a compound.
- Earle.
2.(Chem.) 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.
Binary compound
(Chem.) See under Binary.
Carbon compounds
(Chem.) See under Carbon.
Noun1.compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
2.compound - a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
3.compound - an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)
Verb1.compound - make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Potsmokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"
2.compound - put or add together; "combine resources"
Synonyms: combine
3.compound - calculate principal and interest
4.compound - create by mixing or combining
5.compound - combine so as to form a whole; mix; "compound the ingredients"
Synonyms: combine
Adj.1.compound - of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes
unsubdivided, simple - (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
2.compound - consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts; "soap is a compound substance"; "housetop is a compound word"; "a blackberry is a compound fruit"
3.compound - composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony; "coral is a colonial organism"
Synonyms: colonial
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