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Definitions of composite

  1. a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
  2. ( botany) of or relating to or belonging to the plant family Compositae
  3. considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers
  4. a modified Corinthian style of architecture ( a combination of Corinthian and Ionic)
  5. used of color
  6. consisting of separate interconnected parts
  7. a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts; " the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town"
  8. of or relating to or belonging to the plant family Compositae
  9. Made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded; as, a composite language.
  10. Belonging to the order Compositae; bearing involucrate heads of many small florets, as the daisy, thistle, and dandelion.
  11. That which is made up of parts or compounded of several elements; composition; combination; compound.
  12. Made up of distinct parts; as, a composite photograph; compound.
  13. A combination; a compound.
  14. Compositely.
  15. Composed of two or more distinct parts: ( arch.) a blending of the Ionic and the Corinthian orders.
  16. Made up of distinct parts.
  17. Made up of distinct parts; combined or compounded.
  18. Made up of distinct parts or elements. The composite order, the last of the live orders, so called because its capital is composed of the Ionic order grafted upon the Corinthian; belonging to the natural order composite. Composite number, one which can be measured exactly by a number exceeding unity, as 6 by 2 or 3. Composite carriage, a railway carriage with compartments of different classes.
  19. Made up of parts; compound; in bot., having the structure of the compositae.
  20. In bot., the largest natural order of plants, having their flowers arranged in dense heads, as in the daisy, the dandelion, the asters, & c.
  21. Having the characteristics peculiar to the Compositae.

Usage examples for composite

  1. He has with astonishing labour and felicity built a composite style out of the style of every good writer of English. – My Contemporaries In Fiction by David Christie Murray
  2. It is a strange, composite fane! – The Story of Seville by Walter M. Gallichan
  3. The composite capitals of the arches are Byzantine and Corinthian. – Cathedral Cities of Italy by William Wiehe Collins
  4. Some great composite thought which inspires the general dread of stratosphere denizens?" – Lords of the Stratosphere by Arthur J. Burks
  5. Something to talk about, without anybody coming to harm through it- that was about our composite idea. – The U-boat hunters by James B. Connolly
  6. I am fully aware that the words are used by the best writers indifferently, but such must be the case in very many words in a composite language, such as the English, before they are desynonymized. – Literary Remains, Vol. 2 by Coleridge
  7. The word familia did not originally signify the composite ideal of sentimentality and domestic strife in the present day philistine mind. – The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State by Frederick Engels
  8. He is followed by a sturdy fellow in a composite dress, which presents him under the double aspect of a groom and a gardener. – The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins
  9. A drove of wild cattle is, I think, a finer sight than a regiment of cavalry in motion, for the cavalry is composite, half man and half horse, whereas the cattle have the advantage of unity. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  10. The composite body odor it had known for so many years had changed, and ceased abruptly. – Bring Me His Ears by Clarence E. Mulford
  11. It was the blossom of a richly composite culture. – Brief History of English and American Literature by Henry A. Beers
  12. It's an infernally tripping motto for a composite structure like the kingdom of Great Britain and Manchester, boy Nevil. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  13. I am rather surprised, said he, that you chose so composite an object as a mummy to begin on. – The Vanishing Man by R. Austin Freeman
  14. Listen to this; it is a composite of the best I've been able to get. – The Million-Dollar Suitcase by Alice MacGowan Perry Newberry
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