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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·pose /kəmˈpoz/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·pose v. t. [imp. & p. p. Composed p. pr. & vb. n. Composing.]
 1. To form by putting together two or more things or parts; to put together; to make up; to fashion.
    Zeal ought to be composed of the highest degrees of all pious affection.   --Bp. Sprat.
 2. To form the substance of, or part of the substance of; to constitute.
 Their borrowed gold composed
 The calf in Oreb.   --Milton.
    A few useful things . . . compose their intellectual possessions.   --I. Watts.
 3. To construct by mental labor; to design and execute, or put together, in a manner involving the adaptation of forms of expression to ideas, or to the laws of harmony or proportion; as, to compose a sentence, a sermon, a symphony, or a picture.
 Let me compose
 Something in verse as well as prose.   --Pope.
    The genius that composed such works as the =\“Standard” and “Last Supper”.\=   --B. R. Haydon.
 4. To dispose in proper form; to reduce to order; to put in proper state or condition; to adjust; to regulate.
    In a peaceful grave my corpse compose.   --Dryden.
 How in safety best we may
 Compose our present evils.   --Milton.
 5. To free from agitation or disturbance; to tranquilize; to soothe; to calm; to quiet.
 Compose thy mind;
 Nor frauds are here contrived, nor force designed.   --Dryden.
 6. Print. To arrange (types) in a composing stick in order for printing; to set (type).

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·pose, v. i. To come to terms. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: form the substance of; "Greed and ambition composed his
      2: write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies" [syn: write]
      3: produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote
         four novels" [syn: write, pen, indite]
      4: put together out of existing material; "compile a list"
         [syn: compile]
      5: calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet; "She had to
         compose herself before she could reply to this terrible
      6: draw up the plans or basic details for; "frame a policy"
         [syn: frame, draw up]