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COMPOUND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does compound mean? 

COMPOUND (noun)
  The noun COMPOUND has 3 senses:

1. (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
2. a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
3. an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)

  Familiarity information: COMPOUND used as a noun is uncommon.


COMPOUND (adjective)
  The adjective COMPOUND has 3 senses:

1. of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes
2. consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts
3. composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony

  Familiarity information: COMPOUND used as an adjective is uncommon.


COMPOUND (verb)
  The verb COMPOUND has 5 senses:

1. make more intense, stronger, or more marked
2. put or add together
3. calculate principal and interest
4. create by mixing or combining
5. combine so as to form a whole; mix

  Familiarity information: COMPOUND used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMPOUND (noun)


Sense 1compound [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

chemical compound; compound

Hypernyms ("compound" is a kind of...):

matter; substance (that which has mass and occupies space)

Domain category:

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "compound"):

pregnanediol (a compound found in women's urine during certain phases of the menstrual cycle and in the urine of pregnant women)

oxide (any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical)

nitride (a compound containing nitrogen and a more electropositive element (such as phosphorus or a metal))

nitrogen mustard (a toxic compound resembling mustard gas in structure; important in cancer treatment)

menthol (a crystalline compound that has the cool and minty taste and odor that occurs naturally in peppermint oil; used as a flavoring and in medicine to relieve itching, pain, and nasal congestion)

hydrated oxide; hydroxide (a compound of an oxide with water)

isomer (a compound that exists in forms having different arrangements of atoms but the same molecular weight)

iodocompound (a compound containing the covalent iodine radical)

repellant; repellent (a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water)

repellant; repellent (a chemical substance that repels animals)

inorganic compound (any compound that does not contain carbon)

incense (a substance that produces a fragrant odor when burned)

hydroxide (a chemical compound containing the hydroxyl group)

hydrate (any compound that contains water of crystallization)

synthetic; synthetic substance (a compound made artificially by chemical reactions)

benzofuran; coumarone; cumarone (a colorless oily compound extracted from coal tar and used in manufacturing synthetic resins)

goitrogen (any substance (such as thiouracil) that induces the formation of a goiter)

polymer (a naturally occurring or synthetic compound consisting of large molecules made up of a linked series of repeated simple monomers)

preservative (a chemical compound that is added to protect against decay or decomposition)

benzoquinone; quinone (any of a class of aromatic yellow compounds including several that are biologically important as coenzymes or acceptors or vitamins; used in making dyes)

enamel (a colored glassy compound (opaque or partially opaque) that is fused to the surface of metal or glass or pottery for decoration or protection)

U308; yellowcake (an impure mixture of uranium oxides obtained during the processing of uranium ore)

triazine (any of three isomeric compounds having three carbon and three nitrogen atoms in a six-membered ring)

tetrachloride (any compound that contains four chlorine atoms per molecule)

tenderiser; tenderizer (a substance (as the plant enzyme papain) applied to meat to make it tender)

telluride (any binary compound of tellurium with other more electropositive elements)

sulfide; sulphide (a compound of sulphur and some other element that is more electropositive)

stripper (a chemical compound used to remove paint or varnish)

sternutator; sternutatory (a chemical substance that causes sneezing and coughing and crying)

siloxane (any of a large class of compounds that have alternate silicon and oxygen atoms)

silicide (any of various compounds of silicon with a more electropositive element or radical)

heterocycle; heterocyclic; heterocyclic compound (a compound containing a heterocyclic ring)

chloride (any compound containing a chlorine atom)

nitrate (any compound containing the nitrate group (such as a salt or ester of nitric acid))

caustic (any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue)

salt (a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal))

exotherm (a compound that gives off heat during its formation and absorbs heat during its decomposition)

vanillin (a crystalline compound found in vanilla beans and some balsam resins; used in perfumes and flavorings)

ammine (a complex inorganic compound that contains ammonia molecules)

organic compound (any compound of carbon and another element or a radical)

ozonide (any of a class of unstable chemical compounds resulting from the addition of ozone to a double bond in an unsaturated compound)

monomer (a simple compound whose molecules can join together to form polymers)

manganese tetroxide (an oxide of manganese found naturally as hausmannite)

chromogen (a compound that can be converted to a pigment)

taurine (a colorless crystalline substance obtained from the bile of mammals)

binary compound (chemical compound composed of only two elements)

alkali; base (any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water)

anionic compound (a compound characterized by an active anion)

hydrogen cyanide (a highly poisonous gas or volatile liquid that smells like bitter almonds; becomes a gas at around 90 degree Fahrenheit and is most dangerous when inhaled; the anhydride of hydrocyanic acid; used in manufacturing)

arsenide (a compound of arsenic with a more positive element)

acid (any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt)

antiknock (any of various compounds that are added to gasoline to reduce engine knocking)

adduct (a compound formed by an addition reaction)

acceptor ((chemistry) in the formation of a coordinate bond it is the compound to which electrons are donated)

anhydride (a compound formed from one or more other compounds in a reaction resulting in removal of water)

azide (a chemical compound containing the azido group combined with an element or radical)

bitter principle (any one of several hundred compounds having a bitter taste; not admitting of chemical classification)

enantiomer; enantiomorph (either one of a pair of compounds (crystals or molecules) that are mirror images on each other but are not identical)

formulation; preparation (a substance prepared according to a formula)

fixer; fixing agent (a chemical compound that sets or fixes something (as a dye or a photographic image))

dimer (a compound whose molecules are composed of two identical monomers)

depilatory (a chemical (usually a sulfide) used to remove hair or wool or bristles from hides)

defoliant (a chemical that is sprayed on plants and causes their leaves to fall off)

aluminate (a compound of alumina and a metallic oxide)

corrosive (a substance having the tendency to cause corrosion (such a strong acids or alkali))

allomorph (any of several different crystalline forms of the same chemical compound)

complex; coordination compound (a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated)

buffer (an ionic compound that resists changes in its pH)

calcium-cyanamide; cyanamide (a compound used as a fertilizer and as a source of nitrogen compounds)

carbonyl (a compound containing metal combined with carbon monoxide)

carbon disulfide (a toxic colorless flammable liquid (CS2); used in the manufacture of rayon and cellophane and carbon tetrachloride and as a solvent for rubber)

cofactor (a substance (as a coenzyme) that must join with another to produce a given result)

cementite; iron carbide (the iron carbide constituent of steel and cast iron; very hard and brittle)

chloropicrin; nitrochloroform (a heavy colorless insoluble liquid compound that causes tears and vomiting; used as a pesticide and as tear gas)


Sense 2compound [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("compound" is a kind of...):

whole (all of something including all its component elements or parts)


Sense 3compound [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("compound" is a kind of...):

enclosure (artifact consisting of a space that has been enclosed for some purpose)


COMPOUND (adjective)


Sense 1compound [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes

Similar:

palmatifid (of a leaf shape; palmately cleft rather than lobed)

parted (having a margin incised almost to the base so as to create distinct divisions or lobes)

pedate (of a leaf shape; having radiating lobes, each deeply cleft or divided)

pinnate; pinnated (of a leaf shape; featherlike; having leaflets on each side of a common axis)

pinnatifid (of a leaf shape; cleft nearly to the midrib in broad divisions not separated into distinct leaflets)

pinnatisect (of a leaf shape; cleft nearly to the midrib in narrow divisions not separated into distinct leaflets)

quinquefoliate (of a leaf shape; having five leaflets)

ternate (of a leaf shape; consisting of three leaflets or sections)

trifoliate; trifoliated; trifoliolate (of a leaf shape; having three leaflets)

three-lobed; trilobate; trilobated; trilobed (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)

palm-shaped; palmate (of a leaf shape; having leaflets or lobes radiating from a common point)

imparipinnate; odd-pinnate (a leaf shape; pinnate with a single leaflet at the apex)

bilobate; bilobated; bilobed (having two lobes)

binate (growing in two parts or in pairs)

bipartite (divided into two portions almost to the base)

bipinnate (of a leaf shape; having doubly pinnate leaflets (as ferns))

bipinnatifid (pinnatifid with the segments also pinnatifid)

cleft; dissected (having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib)

conjugate (of a pinnate leaflet; having only one pair of leaflets)

decompound (of a compound leaf; consisting of divisions that are themselves compound)

abruptly-pinnate; even-pinnate; paripinnate (of a leaf shape; pinnate with a pair of leaflets at the apex)

incised (sharply and deeply indented)

lobate; lobed (having deeply indented margins but with lobes not entirely separate from each other)

Also:

rough (of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped)

smooth (of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth)

complex (complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts)

Domain category:

botany; phytology (the branch of biology that studies plants)

Antonym:

simple ((botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions)


Sense 2compound [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts

Context examples:

soap is a compound substance / housetop is a compound word / a blackberry is a compound fruit

Similar:

complex (complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts)


Sense 3compound [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony

Synonyms:

colonial; compound

Context example:

coral is a colonial organism

Similar:

complex (complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts)

Domain category:

zoological science; zoology (the branch of biology that studies animals)


COMPOUND (verb)


Sense 1compound [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make more intense, stronger, or more marked

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

compound; deepen; intensify; heighten

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "compound" is one way to...):

increase (become bigger or greater in amount)

Cause:

deepen; intensify (become more intense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "compound"):

heighten; sharpen (make (one's senses) more acute)

sharpen (make sharp or sharper)

amplify (increase the volume of)

enhance; heighten; raise (increase)

fan (make (an emotion) fiercer)

heat up; hot up; screw up (make more intense)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2compound [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put or add together

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

combine; compound

Context example:

combine resources

Hypernyms (to "compound" is one way to...):

add (make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "compound"):

synthesise; synthesize (combine so as to form a more complex, product)

mix (combine (electronic signals))

recombine (to combine or put together again)

totalise; totalize (make into a total)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3compound [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Calculate principal and interest

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "compound" is one way to...):

account; calculate (keep an account of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 4compound [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Create by mixing or combining

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Hypernyms (to "compound" is one way to...):

assemble; piece; put together; set up; tack; tack together (create by putting components or members together)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5compound [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Combine so as to form a whole; mix

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

combine; compound

Context example:

compound the ingredients

Hypernyms (to "compound" is one way to...):

amalgamate; commix; mingle; mix; unify (to bring or combine together or with something else)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "compound"):

incorporate; integrate (make into a whole or make part of a whole)

heterodyne (combine (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)

sulfurette; sulphurette (combine with sulfur)

carburet (combine with carbon)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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