HyperDic: compound

English > 11 senses of the word compound:
NOUNcognitioncompounda whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
substancecompound, chemical compound(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
artifactcompoundan enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)
VERBchangecompound, intensify, heighten, deepenmake more intense, stronger, or more marked
changecompound, combineput or add together
possessioncompoundcalculate principal and interest
creationcompoundcreate by mixing or combining
contactcompound, combinecombine so as to form a whole
ADJECTIVEallcompoundcomposed of more than one part
allcompoundconsisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts
allcompound, colonialcomposed of many distinct / distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony
compound > pronunciation
Soundskaa'mpawnd; kahmpaw'nd
Rhymesabound ... wound: 56 rhymes with awnd...
English > compound: 11 senses > adjective 1
MeaningComposed of more than one part.
Examples
  • "compound leaves are composed of several lobes
  • "compound flower heads"
Categorybotany, phytologyThe branch of biology that studies plants
Narrowerbilobate, bilobated, bilobedHaving two lobes
binateGrowing in two parts or in pairs
bipartitedivided into two portions almost to the base
bipinnateOf a leaf shape
bipinnatifidpinnatifid with the segments also pinnatifid
cleft, dissectedHaving one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib
conjugate(of a pinnate leaflet) having only one pair of leaflets
decompoundOf a compound leaf
even-pinnate, abruptly-pinnate, paripinnate(of a leaf shape) pinnate with a pair of leaflets at the apex
incisedsharply and deeply indented
lobed, lobateHaving deeply indented margins but with lobes not entirely separate from each other
odd-pinnate, imparipinnate(a leaf shape) pinnate with a single leaflet at the apex
palmate, palm-shapedOf a leaf shape
palmatifidOf a leaf shape
partedHaving a margin incised almost to the base so as to create distinct / distinct divisions or lobes
pedateOf a leaf shape
pinnate, pinnated(of a leaf shape) featherlike
pinnatifid(of a leaf shape) cleft nearly to the midrib in broad divisions not separated into distinct / distinct leaflets
pinnatisect(of a leaf shape) cleft nearly to the midrib in narrow divisions not separated into distinct / distinct leaflets
quinquefoliate(of a leaf shape) having five leaflets
radiateHaving rays or ray-like parts as in the flower heads of daisies
ternate(of a leaf shape) consisting of three leaflets or sections
trifoliate, trifoliolate, trifoliated(of a leaf shape) having three leaflets
trilobate, trilobated, trilobed, three-lobed(of a leaf shape) divided into three lobes
tripinnate, tripinnated(of a leaf shape) thrice pinnate
tripinnatifid(of a leaf shape) bipinnatifid with segments pinnatifid
See alsocomplexcomplicated in structure
roughOf the margin of a leaf shape
smoothOf the margin of a leaf shape
Oppositesimple, unsubdivided(botany) of leaf shapes
Spanishcompuesto
English > compound: 11 senses > adjective 2
MeaningConsisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts.
Examples
  • "soap is a compound substance"
  • "housetop is a compound word"
  • "a blackberry is a compound fruit"
Broadercomplexcomplicated in structure
Spanishcompuesto
Nounscompounda whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
English > compound: 11 senses > adjective 3
MeaningComposed of many distinct / distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony.
Synonymcolonial
Categoryzoology, zoological scienceThe branch of biology that studies animals
Broadercomplexcomplicated in structure
Spanishcolonial, compuesto
Catalancolonial
English > compound: 11 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts.
BroaderwholeAll of something including all its component elements or parts
Spanishcompuesto
Adjectivescompoundconsisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts
Verbscompoundput or add together
compoundcombine so as to form a whole
compoundcreate by mixing or combining
English > compound: 11 senses > noun 2, substance
Meaning(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight.
Synonymchemical compound
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Narroweracceptor(chemistry) in the formation of a coordinate bond it is the compound to which electrons are donated
acidAny of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
adductA compound formed by an addition reaction
allomorphAny of several different crystalline forms of the same chemical compound
aluminateA compound of alumina and a metallic oxide
ammineA complex inorganic compound that contains ammonia molecules
anhydrideA compound formed from one or more other compounds in a reaction resulting in removal of water
anionic compoundA compound characterized by an active anion
antiknockAny of various compounds that are added to gasoline to reduce engine knocking
arsenideA compound of arsenic with a more positive element
azideA chemical compound containing the azido group combined with an element or radical
base, alkaliAny of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water
benzofuran, coumarone, cumaroneA colorless oily compound extracted from coal tar and used in manufacturing synthetic resins
binary compoundchemical compound composed of only two elements
bitter principleAny one of several hundred compounds having a bitter taste
buffer(chemistry) an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH
calcium-cyanamide, cyanamideA compound used as a fertilizer and as a source of nitrogen compounds
carbon disulfideA toxic colorless flammable liquid / liquid (CS2)
carbonylA compound containing metal combined with carbon monoxide
causticAny chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
cementite, iron carbideA chemical compound that is a constituent of steel and cast iron
chlorideAny compound containing a chlorine atom
chloropicrin, nitrochloroformA heavy colorless insoluble liquid compound that causes tears and vomiting
chromogenA compound that can be converted to a pigment
cofactorA substance (as a coenzyme) that must join with another to produce a given result
complex, coordination compoundA compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated
corrosiveA substance having the tendency to cause corrosion (such a strong acids or alkali)
defoliantA chemical that is sprayed on plants and causes their leaves to fall off
depilatoryA chemical (usually a sulfide) used to remove hair or wool or bristles from hides
derivativeA compound obtained from, or regarded as derived from, another compound
dimerA compound whose molecules are composed of two identical monomers
enamelA colored glassy compound (opaque or partially opaque) that is fused to the surface of metal or glass or pottery for decoration or protection
enantiomorph, enantiomerEither one of a pair of compounds (crystals or molecules) that are mirror images on each other but are not identical
exothermA compound that gives off heat during its formation and absorbs heat during its decomposition
fixing agent, fixerA chemical compound that sets or fixes something (as a dye or a photographic image)
flavoneA colorless crystalline compound that is part of a number of white or yellow plant pigments
formulation, preparationA substance prepared according to a formula
goitrogenAny substance (such as thiouracil) that induces the formation of a goiter
heterocyclic compound, heterocyclic, heterocycleA compound containing a heterocyclic ring
hydrateAny compound that contains water of crystallization
hydrogen cyanideA highly poisonous gas or volatile liquid / liquid that smells like bitter almonds
hydroxide, hydrated oxideA compound of an oxide with water
hydroxideA chemical compound containing the hydroxyl group
incenseA substance that produces a fragrant odor when burned
inorganic compoundAny compound that does not contain carbon
iodocompoundA compound containing the covalent iodine radical
isomerA compound that exists in forms having different arrangements of atoms but the same molecular weight
manganese tetroxideAn oxide of manganese found naturally as hausmannite
mentholA crystalline compound that has the cool and minty taste and odor that occurs naturally in peppermint oil
monomerA simple compound whose molecules can join together to form polymers
nitrateAny compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid)
nitrideA compound containing nitrogen and a more electropositive element (such as phosphorus or a metal)
nitrogen mustardA toxic compound resembling mustard gas in structure
organic compoundAny compound of carbon and another element or a radical
oxideAny compound of oxygen with another element or a radical
ozonideAny of a class of unstable chemical compounds resulting from the addition of ozone to a double bond in an unsaturated compound
polymerA naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers
pregnanediolA compound found in women's urine during certain phases of the menstrual cycle and in the urine of pregnant women
preservativeA chemical compound that is added to protect against decay or decomposition
quinone, benzoquinoneAny of a class of aromatic yellow compounds including several that are biologically important as coenzymes or acceptors or vitamins
repellent, repellantA chemical substance that repels animals
repellent, repellantA compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
saltA compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
silicideAny of various compounds of silicon with a more electropositive element or radical
siloxaneAny of a large class of compounds that have alternate silicon and oxygen atoms
solvateA compound formed by solvation (the combination of solvent molecules with molecules or ions of the solute)
sternutator, sternutatoryA chemical substance that causes sneezing and coughing and crying
stripperA chemical compound used to remove paint or varnish
sulfide, sulphideA compound of sulphur and some other element that is more electropositive
synthetic, synthetic substanceA compound made artificially by chemical reactions
taurineA colorless crystalline substance obtained from the bile of mammals
tellurideAny binary compound of tellurium with other more electropositive elements
tenderizer, tenderiserA substance (as the plant enzyme papain) applied to meat to make it tender
tetrachlorideAny compound that contains four chlorine atoms per molecule
triazineAny of three isomeric compounds having three carbon and three nitrogen atoms in a six-membered ring
vanillinA crystalline compound found in vanilla beans and some balsam / balsam resins
yellowcake, U308An impure mixture of uranium oxides obtained during the processing of uranium ore
Broaderchemical, chemical substanceMaterial produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
Spanishcompuesto, compuesto químico
Catalancompost, compost químic
Verbscompoundcreate by mixing or combining
English > compound: 11 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningAn enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient).
BroaderenclosureA structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed / enclosed for some purpose
Spanishcomplejo, recinto
English > compound: 11 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake more intense, stronger, or more marked.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsintensify, heighten, deepen
Cause tointensify, deepenBecome more intense
Narroweramplifyincrease the volume of
enhance, heighten, raiseincrease / increase
fanmake (an emotion) fiercer
heat up, hot up, screw upmake more intense
sharpenmake crisp or more crisp and precise
sharpen, heightenmake (one's senses) more acute
BroaderincreaseBecome bigger or greater in amount
Spanishintensificar
Catalanintensificar
English > compound: 11 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningPut or add together.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymcombine
Narrowermixcombine (electronic signals)
recombineTo combine / combine / combine or put together again
synthesize, synthesisecombine so as to form a more complex, product
totalize, totalisemake into a total
Broaderaddmake an addition (to)
Spanishcombinar, componer, fusionar, unir
Catalancombinar, fusionar, unir
Nounscompounda whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
compoundingthe act of combining things to form a new whole / whole
English > compound: 11 senses > verb 3, possession
Meaningcalculate principal and interest.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderaccount, calculateKeep an account of
Spanishcalcular cumulativamente, componer
English > compound: 11 senses > verb 4, creation
Meaningcreate by mixing or combining.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderassemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack togetherCreate by putting components or members together
Spanishcomponer
Nounscompounda whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
compound(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
compoundingthe act of combining things to form a new whole / whole
English > compound: 11 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningcombine so as to form a whole; mix.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"compound the ingredients"
Synonymcombine
Narrowercarburetcombine with carbon
heterodynecombine (a radio frequency wave) with a locally generated wave of a different frequency so as to produce a new frequency equal to the sum or the difference between the two
integrate, incorporatemake into a whole or make part of a whole
sulfurette, sulphurettecombine with sulfur
Broadermix, mingle, commix, unify, amalgamateTo bring or combine together or with something else
Spanishcombinar, conjugar, fusionar
Catalancombinar, conjugar, fusionar, unir
Nounscompounda whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
compoundingthe act of combining things to form a new whole / whole

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