Meaning of COMPACT in English

COMPACT

(~ed)

1.

Compact things are small or take up very little space. You use this word when you think this is a good quality.

...my ~ office in Washington.

...the new, more ~ Czech government.

ADJ: usu ADJ n approval

~ness

The very ~ness of the cottage made it all the more snug and appealing.

N-UNCOUNT

2.

A ~ person is small but strong.

He was ~, probably no taller than me...

ADJ

3.

A ~ cassette, camera, or car is a small type of cassette, camera, or car.

ADJ: ADJ n

4.

To ~ something means to press it so that it becomes more solid. (FORMAL)

The Smith boy was ~ing the trash...

The soil settles and is ~ed by the winter rain.

= compress

VERB: V n, V n

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