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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
compound
    adj 1: composed of more than one part; "compound leaves are
           composed of several lobes; "compound flower heads" [ant:
           simple, unsubdivided]
    2: 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"
    3: composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole
       or colony; "coral is a colonial organism" [syn: colonial,
       compound]
    n 1: a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
    2: (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or
       more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
       [syn: compound, chemical compound]
    3: an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in
       the Orient)
    v 1: 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" [syn:
         intensify, compound, heighten, deepen]
    2: put or add together; "combine resources" [syn: compound,
       combine]
    3: calculate principal and interest
    4: create by mixing or combining
    5: combine so as to form a whole; mix; "compound the
       ingredients" [syn: compound, combine]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Compound \Com"pound\ (k[o^]m"pound), n. [Malay kompung a
   village.]
   In the East Indies, an inclosure containing a house,
   outbuildings, etc.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Compound \Com*pound"\ (k[o^]m*pound"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
   Compounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Compounding.] [OE. componen,
   compounen, L. componere, compositum; com-+ ponere to put set.
   The d is excrescent. See Position, and cf. Compon['e].]
   1. To form or make by combining different elements,
      ingredients, or parts; as, to compound a medicine.
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            Incapacitating him from successfully compounding a
            tale of this sort.                    --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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   2. To put together, as elements, ingredients, or parts, in
      order to form a whole; to combine, mix, or unite.
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            We have the power of altering and compounding those
            images into all the varieties of picture. --Addison.
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   3. To modify or change by combination with some other thing
      or part; to mingle with something else.
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            Only compound me with forgotten dust. --Shak.
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   4. To compose; to constitute. [Obs.]
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            His pomp and all what state compounds. --Shak.
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   5. 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.
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            I pray, my lords, let me compound this strife.
                                                  --Shak.
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   To compound a felony, to accept of a consideration for
      forbearing to prosecute, such compounding being an
      indictable offense. See Theftbote.
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4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Compound \Com*pound"\, v. i.
   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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         Here's a fellow will help you to-morrow; . . . compound
         with him by the year.                    --Shak.
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         They were at last glad to compound for his bare
         commitment to the Tower.                 --Clarendon.
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         Cornwall compounded to furnish ten oxen after
         Michaelmas for thirty pounds.            --R. Carew.
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         Compound for sins they are inclined to
         By damning those they have no mind to.   --Hudibras.
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5. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Compound \Com"pound\, a. [OE. compouned, p. p. of compounen. See
   Compound, v. t.]
   Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts;
   produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or
   things; composite; as, a compound word.
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         Compound substances are made up of two or more simple
         substances.                              --I. Watts.
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   Compound addition, subtraction, multiplication,
   division (Arith.), the addition, subtraction, etc., of
      compound numbers.

   Compound crystal (Crystallog.), a twin crystal, or one
      seeming to be made up of two or more crystals combined
      according to regular laws of composition.

   Compound engine (Mech.), a form of steam engine in which
      the steam that has been used in a high-pressure cylinder
      is made to do further service in a larger low-pressure
      cylinder, sometimes in several larger cylinders,
      successively.

   Compound ether. (Chem.) See under Ether.

   Compound flower (Bot.), a flower head resembling a single
      flower, but really composed of several florets inclosed in
      a common calyxlike involucre, as the sunflower or
      dandelion.

   Compound fraction. (Math.) See Fraction.

   Compound fracture. See Fracture.

   Compound householder, a householder who compounds or
      arranges with his landlord that his rates shall be
      included in his rents. [Eng.]

   Compound interest. See Interest.

   Compound larceny. (Law) See Larceny.

   Compound leaf (Bot.), a leaf having two or more separate
      blades or leaflets on a common leafstalk.

   Compound microscope. See Microscope.

   Compound motion. See Motion.

   Compound number (Math.), one constructed according to a
      varying scale of denomination; as, 3 cwt., 1 qr., 5 lb.;
      -- called also denominate number.

   Compound pier (Arch.), a clustered column.

   Compound quantity (Alg.), a quantity composed of two or
      more simple quantities or terms, connected by the sign +
      (plus) or - (minus). Thus, a + b - c, and bb - b, are
      compound quantities.

   Compound radical. (Chem.) See Radical.

   Compound ratio (Math.), the product of two or more ratios;
      thus ab:cd is a ratio compounded of the simple ratios a:c
      and b:d.

   Compound rest (Mech.), the tool carriage of an engine
      lathe.

   Compound screw (Mech.), a screw having on the same axis two
      or more screws with different pitch (a differential
      screw), or running in different directions (a right and
      left screw).

   Compound time (Mus.), that in which two or more simple
      measures are combined in one; as, 6-8 time is the joining
      of two measures of 3-8 time.

   Compound word, a word composed of two or more words;
      specifically, two or more words joined together by a
      hyphen.
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6. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Compound \Com"pound\, n.
   1. 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.
      --Shak.
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            Rare compound of oddity, frolic, and fun.
                                                  --Goldsmith.
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            When the word "bishopric" was first made, it was
            made as a compound.                   --Earle.
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   2. (Chem.) 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.
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   Note: Every definite chemical compound always contains the
         same elements, united in the same proportions by
         weight, and with the same internal arrangement.
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   Binary compound (Chem.). See under Binary.

   Carbon compounds (Chem.). See under Carbon.
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