Dictionary Results for compound


1. compound - noun

· a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts

Hypernym(s): whole




2. compound - noun

· (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

Synonym(s): chemical_compound

Hypernym(s): chemical, chemical_substance




3. compound - noun

· an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)

Hypernym(s): enclosure




4. compound - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): intensify, heighten, deepen

Hypernym(s): increase




5. compound - verb

· put or add together; "combine resources"

Synonym(s): combine

Hypernym(s): add




6. compound - verb

· calculate principal and interest

Hypernym(s): account, calculate




7. compound - verb

· create by mixing or combining

Hypernym(s): assemble, piece, put_together, set_up, tack, tack_together




8. compound - verb

· combine so as to form a whole; mix; "compound the ingredients"

Synonym(s): combine

Hypernym(s): mix, mingle, commix, unify, amalgamate




9. compound - adjective

· composed of more than one part; "compound leaves are composed of several lobes"; "compound flower heads"

Antonym(s): simple




10. compound - adjective

· 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"




11. compound - adjective

· composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony; "coral is a colonial organism"

Synonym(s): colonial





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