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


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the act of combining things to form a new whole [syn: combination,