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Adjective
/ˈkämˌpound/,
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compounds, plural;
  1. Made up or consisting of several parts or elements, in particular

  2. (of a word) Made up of two or more existing words or elements
    • - a compound noun
  3. (of interest) Payable on both capital and the accumulated interest
    • - compound interest
  4. (esp. of a leaf, flower, or eye) Consisting of two or more simple parts or individuals in combination

Verb
  1. Make up (a composite whole); constitute
    • - a dialect compounded of Spanish and Dutch
  2. Mix or combine (ingredients or constituents)
    • - yellow pastas compounded with lemon zest or saffron
  3. Calculate (interest) on previously accumulated interest
    • - the yield at which the interest is compounded
  4. (of a sum of money invested) Increase by compound interest
    • - let your money compound for five years
  5. Make (something bad) worse; intensify the negative aspects of
    • - I compounded the problem by trying to make wrong things right
  6. Forbear from prosecuting (a felony) in exchange for money or other consideration

  7. Settle (a debt or other matter) in this way
    • - he compounded the case with the defendant for a cash payment
Noun
  1. An area enclosed by a fence, in particular

  2. An open area in which a factory or large house stands

  3. An open area in a prison, prison camp, or work camp


  1. composed of more than one part; "compound leaves are composed of several lobes; "compound flower heads"
  2. a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
  3. intensify: make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"
  4. consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts; "soap is a compound substance"; "housetop is a compound word"; "a blackberry is a compound fruit"
  5. put or add together; "combine resources"
  6. an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)
  7. Eisenhuth Horseless Vehicle Company was a manufacturer of Brass Age automobiles. Originally based in New York City, in 1902 the company purchased The Keating Wheel and Automobile Company and established manufacturing operations in Middletown, Connecticut. ...
  8. A chemical compound is a pure chemical substance consisting of two or more different chemical elements that can be separated into simpler substances by chemical reactions. ...
  9. Compound when applied to a human habitat refers to a cluster of buildings in an enclosure, having a shared or associated purpose, such as the houses of an extended family (e.g. the Kennedy Compound for the Kennedy family). ...
  10. Compound chocolate is a less-expensive non-chocolate product replacement made from a combination of cocoa, vegetable fat, and sweeteners. It may also be known as "compound coating", or chocolatey coating when used as a coating for candy.
  11. In military science, a compound is a type of fortification made up of walls or fences surrounding several buildings in the center of a large piece of land. ...
  12. In linguistics, a compound is a lexeme (less precisely, a word) that consists of more than one stem. Compounding or composition is the word formation that creates compound lexemes (the other word-formation process being derivation). ...
  13. an enclosure within which workers, prisoners, or soldiers are confined; a group of buildings situated close together, eg. ...
  14. (compoundness) The state or quality of being compound
  15. (Compounds) Although gold is a noble metal, it forms many and diverse compounds. The oxidation state of gold in its compound ranges from -1 to +5 but Au(I) and Au(III) dominate. ...
  16. (Compounds) Carboxyhemoglobin · Carbaminohemoglobin · Oxyhemoglobin/Deoxyhemoglobin · Sulfhemoglobin
  17. (Compounds) Different elements can join together to share electrons. When this happens, the result is a chemical compound. One of the most common compounds is water, the result of two hydrogen atoms joining with an atom of oxygen. ...
  18. (Compounds) Neon is the first p-block noble gas. Neon is generally considered to be inert. No true neutral compounds of neon are known. ...
  19. (compounds) Mixtures. For Wundt, compounds are clusters of sensations. They are connected by association, much as in John Stuart Mill's mental chemistry. According to Wundt, an idea is a compound of one sensation and one feeling; emotions are composed of multiple feelings.
  20. (compounds) mixtures containing 2 or more parts. Sulfur dioxide contains sulfur and oxygen, and nitrogen oxides contain nitrogen and oxygen.
  21. The general term referring to the chemical formula for the tread material.
  22. the materials used in the construction of the tire's rubber. The main materials used are rubber, carbon black, plasticizers, curing materials and ozone retardants. ...
  23. European term for an African dwelling or homestead comprising more than one inhabited building
  24. A naturally-occurring combination of two or more elements in a specific ratio. Compounds need a chemical change to separate into their constituent parts.
  25. A substance formed by two or more elements combined in a fixed ratio.