Meaning of COMPACT in English
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
The very ~ness of the cottage made it all the more snug and appealing.
A ~ person is small but strong.
He was ~, probably no taller than me...
A ~ cassette, camera, or car is a small type of cassette, camera, or car.
ADJ: ADJ n
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.
VERB: V n, V n
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012