Associations to the word «Compound»


COMPOUND, noun. An enclosure within which workers, prisoners, or soldiers are confined
COMPOUND, noun. A group of buildings situated close together, e.g. for a school or block of offices
COMPOUND, adjective. Composed of elements; not simple
COMPOUND, adjective. (music) An octave higher than originally (i.e. a compound major second is equivalent to a major ninth).
COMPOUND, noun. Anything made by combining several things.
COMPOUND, noun. (chemistry) (dated) A substance made from any combination elements.
COMPOUND, noun. (chemistry) A substance formed by chemical union of two or more ingredients in definite proportions by weight.
COMPOUND, noun. (linguistics) A lexeme that consists of more than one stem; compound word; for example laptop, formed from lap and top.
COMPOUND, verb. (transitive) To form (a resulting mixture) by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts.
COMPOUND, verb. (transitive) To assemble (ingredients) into a whole; to combine, mix, or unite.
COMPOUND, verb. (transitive) To modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else.
COMPOUND, verb. (transitive) (legal) To settle by agreeing on less than the claim, or on different terms than those stipulated.
COMPOUND, verb. (transitive) To settle amicably; to adjust by agreement; to compromise.
COMPOUND, verb. (intransitive) 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.
COMPOUND, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To compose; to constitute.
COMPOUND, verb. (transitive) To worsen a situation
COMPOUND ATTACK, noun. (fencing) An attack consisting of more than one feint.
COMPOUND BOW, noun. A modern bow that uses pulleys and cables to help with the drawing and releasing of the bowstring
COMPOUND BOWS, noun. Plural of compound bow
COMPOUND CHOCOLATE, noun. A product made from a combination of cocoa, vegetable fat, and sweeteners, used as a lower-cost alternative to chocolate.
COMPOUND CONTROL, noun. (aviation) A system of control in which a separate manipulation, as of a rudder, may be effected by either of two movements, in different directions, of a single lever, etc.
COMPOUND CURVE, noun. (metal-working, manufacturing) A three-dimensional shape into which a thin flat sheet of material, e.g. metal, can be formed by operations that must include stretching and/or compression, in addition to bending.
COMPOUND DUPLE, noun. (music) A metre with two beats, each divided into three.
COMPOUND EYE, noun. ​A visual organ found in arthropods such as insects and crustaceans. It consists of one to thousands of tiny independent photoreception units.
COMPOUND EYES, noun. Plural of compound eye
COMPOUND IMPERATIVE, noun. (grammar) Two or more imperative clauses joined in a single sentence
COMPOUND IMPERATIVE, noun. (grammar) (in some languages) A word constructed from the imperative of a verb plus one or more pronouns
COMPOUND IMPERATIVES, noun. Plural of compound imperative
COMPOUND INTEREST, noun. (banking) (finance) Interest, as on a loan or a bank account, that is calculated on the total on the principal plus accumulated unpaid interest.
COMPOUND INTERESTS, noun. Plural of compound interest
COMPOUND INTERVAL, noun. (music) an interval that is greater than an octave
COMPOUND INTERVALS, noun. Plural of compound interval
COMPOUND MACHINE, noun. (physics) Any combination of simple machines working together
COMPOUND MACHINES, noun. Plural of compound machine
COMPOUND METER, noun. (music) meter with three subdivisions for every pulse
COMPOUND MICROSCOPE, noun. A microscope with more than one lens.
COMPOUND MICROSCOPES, noun. Plural of compound microscope
COMPOUND MODIFIER, noun. Adjectival or adverbial phrase of multiple words.
COMPOUND PATTERN, noun. (software) (object-oriented) A design pattern that combines at least two patterns into a solution that solves a recurring or general problem.
COMPOUND PATTERNS, noun. Plural of compound pattern
COMPOUND SENTENCE, noun. (grammar) a sentence that has two or more independent clauses, joined by a conjunction (such as 'but', 'and') and/or punctuation (such as ',').
COMPOUND SENTENCES, noun. Plural of compound sentence
COMPOUND SYMBOL, noun. (computing) (in several programming languages) A symbol made by joining two or more others with punctuation (normally a period / full stop)
COMPOUND SYMBOLS, noun. Plural of compound symbol
COMPOUND WORD, noun. (linguistics) A word composed of two or more stems. Examples include pancake, two-tone, and school bus – it may or may not have a space or hyphen.
COMPOUND WORDS, noun. Plural of compound word

Dictionary definition

COMPOUND, noun. A whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts.
COMPOUND, noun. (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight.
COMPOUND, noun. An enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient).
COMPOUND, verb. Make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions".
COMPOUND, verb. Put or add together; "combine resources".
COMPOUND, verb. Calculate principal and interest.
COMPOUND, verb. Create by mixing or combining.
COMPOUND, verb. Combine so as to form a whole; mix; "compound the ingredients".
COMPOUND, adjective. Composed of more than one part; "compound leaves are composed of several lobes; "compound flower heads".
COMPOUND, adjective. 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".
COMPOUND, adjective. Composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony; "coral is a colonial organism".

Wise words

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C. S. Lewis