com·pact /kəmˈpækt, kɑmˈ, ˈkɑmˌ/
com·pact /kəmˈpækt, kɑmˈ, ˈkɑmˌ/ 形容詞
Com·pact p. p. & a.
1. Joined or held together; leagued; confederated. [Obs.] “Compact with her that's gone.”
A pipe of seven reeds, compact with wax together. --Peacham.
2. Composed or made; -- with of. [Poetic]
A wandering fire,
Compact of unctuous vapor. --Milton.
3. Closely or firmly united, as the particles of solid bodies; firm; close; solid; dense.
Glass, crystal, gems, and other compact bodies. --Sir I. Newton.
4. Brief; close; pithy; not diffuse; not verbose; as, a compact discourse.
Syn: -- Firm; close; solid; dense; pithy; sententious.
Com·pact, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compacted; p. pr. & vb. n. Compacting.]
1. To thrust, drive, or press closely together; to join firmly; to consolidate; to make close; -- as the parts which compose a body.
Now the bright sun compacts the precious stone. --Blackstone.
2. To unite or connect firmly, as in a system.
The whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth. --Eph. iv. 16.
Com·pact n. An agreement between parties; a covenant or contract.
The law of nations depends on mutual compacts, treaties, leagues, etc. --Blackstone.
Wedlock is described as the indissoluble compact. --Macaulay.
The federal constitution has been styled a compact between the States by which it was ratified. --Wharton.
Syn: -- See Covenant.
adj 1: closely and firmly united or packed together; "compact
soil"; "compact clusters of flowers" [ant: loose]
2: closely crowded together; "a compact shopping center"; "a
dense population"; "thick crowds" [syn: dense, thick]
3: heavy and compact in form or stature; "a wrestler of compact
build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a
thick middle-aged man"; "a thickset young man" [syn: heavyset,
stocky, thick, thickset]
4: briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and
compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy";
"succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a
wide-ranging subject" [syn: compendious, succinct, summary]
n 1: a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a
woman's purse [syn: powder compact]
2: a signed written agreement between two or more parties
(nations) to perform some action [syn: covenant, concordat]
3: a small and economical car [syn: compact car]
v 1: have the property of being packable or compactable or of
compacting easily; "This powder compacts easily"; "Such
odd-shaped items do not pack well" [syn: pack]
2: compress into a wad; "wad paper into the box" [syn: pack,
3: make more compact by or as if by pressing; "compress the
data" [syn: compress, pack together] [ant: decompress]
4: squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the
spasm contracted the muscle" [syn: compress, constrict,
squeeze, contract, press]