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English adjective: compound

1. compound composed of more than one part


SamplesCompound leaves are composed of several lobes.
Compound flower heads.


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


See alsocomplex, rough, smooth


Domain categorybotany, phytology


Antonymsunsubdivided, simple

2. compound consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts


SamplesSoap is a compound substance.
Housetop is a compound word.
A blackberry is a compound fruit.


Similarcomplex


Antonymssimple

3. compound composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony


SamplesCoral is a colonial organism.


Synonymscolonial


Similarcomplex


Domain categoryzoological science, zoology


Antonymssimple


English noun: compound

1. compound (cognition) a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts


Broader (hypernym)whole

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


Synonymschemical compound


Broader (hypernym)chemical, chemical substance


Narrower (hyponym)acceptor, acid, adduct, alkali, allomorph, aluminate, ammine, anhydride, anionic compound, antiknock, arsenide, azide, base, benzofuran, benzoquinone, binary compound, bitter principle, buffer, calcium-cyanamide, carbon disulfide, carbonyl, caustic, cementite, chloride, chloropicrin, chromogen, cofactor, complex, coordination compound, corrosive, coumarone, cumarone, cyanamide, defoliant, depilatory, derivative, dimer, enamel, enantiomer, enantiomorph, exotherm, fixer, fixing agent, flavone, formulation, goitrogen, heterocycle, heterocyclic, heterocyclic compound, hydrate, hydrated oxide, hydrogen cyanide, hydroxide, hydroxide, incense, inorganic compound, iodocompound, iron carbide, isomer, manganese tetroxide, menthol, monomer, nitrate, nitride, nitrochloroform, nitrogen mustard, organic compound, oxide, ozonide, polymer, pregnanediol, preparation, preservative, quinone, repellant, repellant, repellent, repellent, salt, silicide, siloxane, solvate, sternutator, sternutatory, stripper, sulfide, sulphide, synthetic, synthetic substance, taurine, telluride, tenderiser, tenderizer, tetrachloride, triazine, U308, vanillin, yellowcake


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

3. compound (artifact) an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)


Broader (hypernym)enclosure


English verb: compound

1. compound (change) make more intense, stronger, or more marked


SamplesThe efforts were intensified.
Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her.
Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness.
This event only deepened my convictions.


Synonymsdeepen, heighten, intensify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)increase


Narrower (hyponym)amplify, enhance, fan, heat up, heighten, heighten, hot up, raise, screw up, sharpen, sharpen


Causedeepen, intensify

2. compound (change) put or add together


SamplesCombine resources.


Synonymscombine


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)add


Narrower (hyponym)mix, recombine, synthesise, synthesize, totalise, totalize

3. compound (possession) calculate principal and interest


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)account, calculate

4. compound (creation) create by mixing or combining


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together

5. compound (contact) combine so as to form a whole; mix


SamplesCompound the ingredients.


Synonymscombine


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)amalgamate, commix, mingle, mix, unify


Narrower (hyponym)carburet, heterodyne, incorporate, integrate, sulfurette, sulphurette









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