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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Comprise  \Com*prise"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Comprised};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Comprising}.]  [From  F.  compris,  comprise,  p.  p.  of 
  comprendre  L.  comprehendere  See  {Comprehend}.] 
  To  comprehend;  to  include. 
 
  Comprise  much  matter  in  few  words  --Hocker. 
 
  Friendship  does  two  souls  in  one  comprise.  --Roscommon. 
 
  Syn:  To  embrace;  include;  comprehend;  contain;  encircle; 
  inclose;  involve;  imply. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  comprise 
  v  1:  be  composed  of  "The  land  he  conquered  comprised  several 
  provinces"  [syn:  {consist  of},  {consist  in}] 
  2:  include  or  contain;  have  as  a  component;  "A  totally  new  idea 
  is  comprised  in  this  paper";  "The  record  contains  many  old 
  songs  from  the  1930's"  [syn:  {incorporate},  {contain}] 
  3:  form  or  compose;  "This  money  is  my  only  income";  "The  stone 
  wall  was  the  backdrop  for  the  performance";  "These 
  constitute  my  entire  belonging";  "The  children  made  up  the 
  chorus";  "This  sum  represents  my  entire  income  for  a 
  year";  "These  few  men  comprise  his  entire  army"  [syn:  {constitute}, 
  {represent},  {make  up},  {be}] 




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