Com·prise v. t. [imp. & p. p. Comprised p. pr. & vb. n. Comprising.] 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.
v 1: be composed of; "The land he conquered comprised several
provinces"; "What does this dish consist of?" [syn: consist]
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]