HyperDic: compact

English > 10 senses of the word compact:
ADJECTIVEallcompactclosely and firmly united or packed together
allcompact, heavyset, stocky, thick, thicksethaving a short and solid form or stature
allcompact, compendious, succinct, summarybriefly giving the gist of something
VERBcontactcompact, packhave the property of being packable or of compacting easily
contactcompact, pack, bundle, wadcompress into a wad
contactcompact, compress, pack togethermake more compact by or as if by pressing
contactcompact, compress, constrict, squeeze, contract, presssqueeze or press together
NOUNartifactcompact, powder compacta small cosmetics case with a mirror
communicationcompact, covenant, concordata signed written agreement between two or more parties / parties / parties (nations) to perform some action
artifactcompact, compact cara small and economical car
compact > pronunciation
Soundskaa'mpaekt; kahmpae'kt
Rhymesabstract ... whacked: 41 rhymes with aekt...
English > compact: 10 senses > adjective 1
MeaningClosely and firmly united or packed together.
Examples
  • "compact soil"
  • "compact clusters of flowers"
Narrowerclayey, cloggy, heavy(used of soil) compact and fine-grained
close-packedpacked especially tightly
consolidatedforming a solid mass
impacted, wedgedWedged or packed in together
packedPressed together or compressed
serried(especially of rows as of troops or mountains) pressed together
tightpacked closely together
See alsoconcentratedGathered together or made less diffuse
Oppositeloosenot compact or dense in structure or arrangement
Spanishcompacto
Catalancompacte
Nounscompactnessthe consistency of a compact solid
Adverbscompactlytaking up no more space than necessary
compactlyin a compact manner or state
English > compact: 10 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving a short and solid form or stature.
Example"a wrestler of compact build"
Synonymsheavyset, stocky, thick, thickset
Broadershort, littleLow in stature
Spanishachaparrado, compacto, corpulento, fornido, fuerte, grueso, rechoncho, robusto
Catalancepat, corpulent, fornit, fort, robust
Nounscompactnessthe consistency of a compact solid
English > compact: 10 senses > adjective 3
Meaningbriefly giving the gist of something.
Example "a compact style is brief and pithy"
Synonymscompendious, succinct, summary
BroaderconciseExpressing much in few words
Spanishconciso, sucinta, sucinto, sumario
Catalansuccint
Adverbscompactlywith concise and precise brevity
English > compact: 10 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse.
Synonympowder compact
BroadercaseA portable container for carrying several objects
Spanishpolvera
Catalanpolvorera
English > compact: 10 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA signed written agreement between two or more parties / parties / parties (nations) to perform some action.
Synonymscovenant, concordat
InstancesLateran TreatyThe agreement signed in the Lateran Palace in 1929 by Italy and the Holy See which recognized the Vatican City as a sovereign and independent papal state
Broaderwritten agreementA legal document summarizing the agreement between parties
Spanishacuerdo, alianza, concordato, convenio, pacto, trato
Catalanacord, concordat, conveni, pacte, tracte
English > compact: 10 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA small and economical car.
Synonymcompact car
Broadercar, auto, automobile, machine, motorcarA motor vehicle with four wheels
Spanishcoche utilitario, compacto, utilitario
Catalancotxe utilitari, utilitari
English > compact: 10 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningHave the property of being packable or of compacting easily.
PatternSomebody ----s Adjective
Example"This powder compacts easily"
Synonympack
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Similar topack, bundle, wad, compactcompress into a wad
Nounscompactionan increase / increase in the density / density of something
English > compact: 10 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningcompress into a wad.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymspack, bundle, wad
NarrowerpuddleWork a wet mixture, such as concrete or mud
Broaderarrange, set upput into a proper or systematic order
Similar tocompact, packHave the property of being packable or of compacting easily
Spanishcompactar, comprimir, empacar, empaquetar, hacer bultos
Catalancompactar, empacar, empaquetar, feixar
Nounscompactionthe act of crushing
English > compact: 10 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningmake more compact by or as if by pressing.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymscompress, pack together
EntailspressExert pressure or force to or upon
Narrowertamp down, tamp, packpress down tightly
Broaderwedge, squeeze, forcesqueeze like a wedge into a tight space
Oppositedecompress, uncompressrestore to its uncompressed form
Spanishcompactar, comprimir
Catalancomprimir, condensar
Nounscompactionthe act of crushing
English > compact: 10 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningsqueeze or press together.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymscompress, constrict, squeeze, contract, press
Entailed bystrangle, strangulate, throttlekill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
wring out, squeeze outextract (liquid) by squeezing or pressing
Narrowerastringeconstrict or bind or draw together
bear down, overbearcontract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery
choke, strangleconstrict (someone's) throat and keep from breathing
choke, gag, fretBe too tight
choke, scragWring the neck of
convulsecontract involuntarily, as in a spasm
convulseCause to contract
primcontract one's lips
strangulateconstrict a hollow organ or vessel so as to stop the flow of blood or air
BroadertightenBecome tight / tight / tight / tight / tight or tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter / tighter
Spanishapretar, comprimir
Catalanatapeir, compactar, comprimir, estretir, prémer, premsar

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