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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compost  \Com"post\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  manure  with  compost. 
 
  2.  To  mingle,  as  different  fertilizing  substances,  in  a  mass 
  where  they  will  decompose  and  form  into  a  compost. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compost  \Com"post\  (?;  277),  n.[OF.  compost,  fr  L.  compositus, 
  p.  p.  See  {Composite}.] 
  1.  A  mixture;  a  compound.  [R.] 
 
  A  sad  compost  of  more  bitter  than  sweet.  --Hammond. 
 
  2.  (Agric.)  A  mixture  for  fertilizing  land;  esp.,  a 
  composition  of  various  substances  (as  muck,  mold,  lime, 
  and  stable  manure)  thoroughly  mingled  and  decomposed,  as 
  in  a  compost  heap. 
 
  And  do  not  spread  the  compost  on  the  weeds  To  make 
  them  ranker.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  compost 
  n  :  a  mixture  of  decaying  vegetation  and  manure;  used  as  a 
  fertilizer 
  v  :  convert  to  compost,  as  of  organic  debris 




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