Webster 1913 Edition
In the East Indies, an inclosure containing a house, outbuildings, etc.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To form or make by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts;
Incapacitating him from successfully
compoundinga tale of this sort.
Sir W. Scott.
To put together, as elements, ingredients, or parts, in order to form a whole; to combine, mix, or unite.
We have the power of altering and
compoundingthose images into all the varieties of picture.
To modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else.
compoundme with forgotten dust.
To compose; to constitute.
His pomp and all what state
To settle amicably; to adjust by agreement; to compromise; to discharge from obligation upon terms different from those which were stipulated;
I pray, my lords, let me
To compound a felony,
to accept of a consideration for forbearing to prosecute, such compounding being an indictable offense. See
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.
Here’s a fellow will help you to-morrow; . . .
compoundwith him by the year.
They were at last glad to
compoundfor his bare commitment to the Tower.
compoundedto furnish ten oxen after Michaelmas for thirty pounds.
Compoundfor sins they are inclined to
By damning those they have no mind to.
compouned, p. p. of
Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts; produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or things; composite;
Compoundsubstances are made up of two or more simple substances.
the addition, subtraction, etc., of compound numbers.–
a twin crystal, or one seeming to be made up of two or more crystals combined according to regular laws of composition.–
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.–
a flower head resembling a single flower, but really composed of several florets inclosed in a common calyxlike involucre, as the sunflower or dandelion.–
a householder who compounds or arranges with his landlord that his rates shall be included in his rents.
a leaf having two or more separate blades or leaflets on a common leafstalk.–
one constructed according to a varying scale of denomination; as, 3 cwt., 1 qr., 5 lb.; – called also–
a clustered column.–
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.
the product of two or more ratios; thus–
ab:cdis a ratio compounded of the simple ratios
the tool carriage of an engine lathe.–
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).–
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.–
a word composed of two or more words; specifically, two or more words joined together by a hyphen.
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.
compoundof oddity, frolic, and fun.
When the word “bishopric” was first made, it was made as a
A union of two or more ingredients in definite proportions by weight, so combined as to form a distinct substance;
as, water is a.
compoundof oxygen and hydrogen
☞ Every definite chemical compound always contains the same elements, united in the same proportions by weight, and with the same internal arrangement.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To mix or unite two or more ingredients in one mass or body; as, to compound drugs.
Whoever compoundeth any like it--shall be cut off from his people. Ex. 30.
2.To unite or combine.
We have the power of altering and compounding images into all the varieties of picture.
3.To compose; to constitute.
4.In grammar, to unite two or more words; to form one word of two or more.
5.To settle amicably; to adjust by agreement; as a difference or controversy.
6.To pay by agreement; to discharge, as a debt, by paying a part, or giving an equivalent different from that stipulated or required; as, to compound debts.
But we now use, more generally, to compound with.
To compound felony, is for a person robbed to take the goods again, or other compensation, upon an agreement not to prosecute the thief or robber. This offense is, by the laws of England, punishable by fine and imprisonment.