Meaning of COMPOUND in English


noun in the east indies, an inclosure containing a house, outbuildings, ·etc.

2. compound ·vt to compose; to constitute.

3. compound ·vt to modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else.

4. compound ·vt to form or make by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts; as, to compound a medicine.

5. compound ·vt to put together, as elements, ingredients, or parts, in order to form a whole; to combine, mix, or unite.

6. compound ·vt composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts; produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or things; composite; as, a compound word.

7. compound ·noun a union of two or more ingredients in definite proportions by weight, so combined as to form a distinct substance; as, water is a compound of oxygen and hydrogen.

8. compound ·noun that which is compounded or formed by the union or mixture of elements ingredients, or parts; a combination of simples; a compound word; the result of composition.

9. compound ·vt 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.

10. compound ·vi to effect a composition; to come to terms of agreement; to agree; to settle by a compromise;

— usually followed by with before the person participating, and for before the thing compounded or the consideration.

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