com·pound /kɑmˈpaʊnd, kəmˈ, ˈkɑmˌ/
com·pound /kɑmˈpaʊnd, kəmˈ, ˈkɑmˌ/ 及物動詞
Com·pound n. In the East Indies, an inclosure containing a house, outbuildings, etc.
Com·pound v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Compounding.]
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.
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.
Com·pound a. 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.
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.
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.
adj 1: of leaf shapes; of leaves 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
3: composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole
or colony; "coral is a colonial organism" [syn: colonial]
n 1: (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or
more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by
weight [syn: chemical compound]
2: a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
3: an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in
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"; "This event only deepened my convictions"
[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]