Definitions of compound

  1. To come to terms of agreement by abating something of the first demand; to settle with a creditor by agreement. See Component.
  2. To mix together; as, to compound drugs.
  3. To mix or combine: to settle or adjust by agreement.
  4. To mix; combine; settle by agreement.
  5. To mix, or make by mixture; combine.
  6. To settle at a reduction, as a debt; conceal, as a crime, for a consideration.
  7. To agree, or come to terms: to bargain in the lump.
  8. To agree upon terms.
  9. put or add together; " combine resources"
  10. combine so as to form a whole; mix; " compound the ingredients"
  11. calculate principal and interest
  12. create by mixing or combining
  13. To come to terms; settle.
  14. To mingle or unite two or more ingredients in one mass; to combine; to settle amicably; to adjust by agreement. To compound felony, receive back stolen goods upon an agreement not to prosecute the thief.
  15. To mix or unite two or more substances into one body or mass; to unite or combine; to adjust; to discharge, as a debt by composition; to come to terms.
  16. an enclosure of residences and other building ( especially in the Orient)
  17. a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
  18. A combination of two or more elements, ingredients, or parts.
  19. A mass made up of a number of parts.
  20. A compound substance.
  21. The walled or fenced enclosure of a European residence or factory in the Orient.
  22. A body formed by the union of two or more elementary substances, the result of composition. A compound flower, a species of aggregate flower; a compound leaf connects several leaflets in one petiole; a compound raceme is composed of several small racemes; a compound fructification consists of several confluent florets Compound interest, interest added to the principal, and bearing interest Compound addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, calculation of quantities of different denominations Compound ratio, that which the product of the antecedents of two or more ratios has to the product of their consequents. Compound quantity, a quantity composed of two or more simple quantities or terms, connected by the sign + , or -.
  23. A body formed by the union or mixture of two or more substances or parts.
  24. ( botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes
  25. 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"
  26. of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes
  27. In the East Indies, an inclosure containing a house, outbuildings, etc.
  28. To form or make by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts; as, to compound a medicine.
  29. To put together, as elements, ingredients, or parts, in order to form a whole; to combine, mix, or unite.
  30. To modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else.
  31. To compose; to constitute.
  32. 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.
  33. Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts; produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or things; composite; as, a compound word.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. Composed of two or more parts.
  37. Mixed or composed of a number of parts: not simple.
  38. Composed of various parts.
  39. Composed of ingredients or parts; composite.
  40. Composed of two or more ingredients, or of different elementary bodies; composed of two or more words.
  41. Composed of two or more substances; composed of several parts.
  42. Made up of several elements; flowers, leaves, eyes.