Meaning of COMPOSITE in English


adj., n., & v.


1. made up of various parts; blended.

2 (esp. of a synthetic building material) made up of recognizable constituents.

3 Archit. of the fifth classical order of architecture, consisting of elements of the Ionic and Corinthian orders.

4 Bot. of the plant family Compositae.


1. a thing made up of several parts or elements.

2 a synthetic building material.

3 Bot. any plant of the family Compositae, having a head of many small flowers forming one bloom, e.g. the daisy or the dandelion.

4 Polit. a resolution composed of two or more related resolutions. Polit. amalgamate (two or more similar resolutions).


compositely adv. compositeness n.

Etymology: F f. L compositus past part. of componere (as COM-, ponere posit- put)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.