Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Verb: compound  'kóm,pawnd
  1. Make more intense, stronger, or more marked
    "The efforts were compounded";
    - intensify, heighten, deepen
     
  2. Put or add together
    "compound resources";
    - combine
     
  3. Calculate principal and interest
     
  4. Create by mixing or combining
     
  5. Combine so as to form a whole; mix
    "compound the ingredients";
    - combine
Noun: compound  'kóm,pawnd
  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
    - chemical compound
     
  3. An enclosure of residences and other buildings
Adjective: compound  'kóm,pawnd
  1. (botany) composed of more than one part
    "compound leaves are composed of several lobes"; "compound flower heads"
     
  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. (zoology) composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony
    "coral is a compound organism";
    - colonial

Derived forms: compounded, compounding, compounds

See also: abruptly-pinnate, bilobate, bilobated, bilobed, binate, bipartite, bipinnate, bipinnatifid, cleft, complex, conjugate, decompound, dissected, even-pinnate, imparipinnate, incised, lobate, lobed, odd-pinnate, palmate, palmatifid, palm-shaped, paripinnate, parted, pedate, pinnate, pinnated, pinnatifid, pinnatisect, quinquefoliate, radiate, rough, smooth, ternate, three-lobed, trifoliate, trifoliated, trifoliolate, trilobate, trilobated, trilobed, tripinnate, tripinnated, tripinnatifid

Type of: account, add, amalgamate, assemble, calculate, chemical, chemical substance, commix, enclosure, increase, mingle, mix, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together, unify, whole

Antonym: simple

Encyclopedia: Compound