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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compound  \Com"pound\  (k[o^]m"pound),  n.  [Malay  kompung  a 
  village.] 
  In  the  East  Indies,  an  inclosure  containing  a  house, 
  outbuildings,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compound  \Com*pound"\  (k[o^]m*pound"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Compounded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Compounding}.]  [OE.  componen, 
  compounen  L.  componere  compositum  com-+  ponere  to  put  set 
  The  d  is  excrescent.  See  {Position},  and  cf  {Compon['e]}.] 
  1.  To  form  or  make  by  combining  different  elements, 
  ingredients,  or  parts  as  to  compound  a  medicine. 
 
  Incapacitating  him  from  successfully  compounding  a 
  tale  of  this  sort.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  2.  To  put  together,  as  elements,  ingredients,  or  parts  in 
  order  to  form  a  whole;  to  combine,  mix,  or  unite. 
 
  We  have  the  power  of  altering  and  compounding  those 
  images  into  all  the  varieties  of  picture.  --Addison. 
 
  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.  [Obs.] 
 
  His  pomp  and  all  what  state  compounds.  --Shak. 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compound  \Com"pound\,  a.  [OE.  compouned,  p.  p.  of  compounen  See 
  {Compound},  v.  t.] 
  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},  {subtraction},  {multiplication}, 
  {division}  (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.  [Eng.] 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compound  \Com*pound"\,  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  Cornwall  compounded  to  furnish  ten  oxen  after 
  Michaelmas  for  thirty  pounds.  --R.  Carew. 
 
  Compound  for  sins  they  are  inclined  to  By  damning  those 
  they  have  no  mind  to  --Hudibras. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compound  \Com"pound\,  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. 
  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  Note:  Every  definite  chemical  compound  always  contains  the 
  same  elements,  united  in  the  same  proportions  by 
  weight,  and  with  the  same  internal  arrangement. 
 
  {Binary  compound}  (Chem.).  See  under  {Binary}. 
 
  {Carbon  compounds}  (Chem.).  See  under  {Carbon}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  compound 
  adj  1:  (botany)  especially  of  leaf  shapes;  composed  of  several 
  similar  parts  or  lobes  [ant:  {simple}] 
  2:  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 
  fruid" 
  3:  (zoology)  composed  of  many  distinct  individuals  united  to 
  form  a  whole  or  colony;  "coral  is  a  colonial  organism" 
  [syn:  {colonial}] 
  n  1:  a  whole  formed  by  a  union  of  two  or  more  elements  or  parts 
  2:  (chemistry)  a  substance  formed  by  chemical  union  of  two  or 
  more  elements  or  ingredients  in  definite  proportion  by 
  weight  [syn:  {chemical  compound}] 
  3:  an  enclosure  of  residences  and  other  building  (especially  in 
  the  Orient) 
  v  1:  make  more  intense,  stronger,  or  more  marked;  "The  efforts 
  were  intensified",  "Her  rudeness  intensified  his  dislike 
  for  her",  "Potsmokers  claim  it  heightens  their 
  awareness"  [syn:  {intensify},  {heighten},  {deepen}] 
  2:  put  or  add  together;  "combine  resources"  [syn:  {combine}] 
  3:  calculate  principal  and  interest 
  4:  create  by  mixing  or  combining 
  5:  combine  so  as  to  form  a  whole;  mix;  "compound  the 
  ingredients"  [syn:  {combine}] 




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