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  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COMPOUND, verb transitive

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. Exodus 30:25.

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.

COMPOUND, verb intransitive

1. To agree upon concession; to come to terms of agreement, by abating something of the first demand; followed by for before the thing accepted or remitted.

They were glad to compound for his bare commitment to the tower.

2. To bargain in the lump; to agree; followed by with.

COMPOUND with this fellow by the year.

3. To come to terms, by granting something on each side; to agree.

Cornwall compounded to furnish ten oxen for thirty pounds.

Paracelsus and his admirers have compounded with the Galenists, and brought into practice a mixed use of chimical medicines.

4. To settle with a creditor by agreement, and discharge a debt by paying a part of its amount; or to make an agreement to pay a debt by means or in a manner different from that stipulated or required by law. A bankrupt may compound with his creditors for ten shillings on the pound, or fifty cents on the dollar. A man may compound with a parson to pay a sum of money in lieu of tithes.

To compound with a felon, is to take the goods stolen, or other amends, upon an agreement not to prosecute him.

COMPOUND, adjective

1. Composed of two or more ingredients.

COMPOUND substances are made up of two or more simple substances.

2. In grammar, composed of two or more words. Ink-stand, writing-desk, careless-ness, are compound words.

3. In botany, a compound flower is a species of aggregate flower, containing several florets, inclosed in a common perianth, on a common receptacle, with the anthers connected in a cylinder, as in the sunflower and dandelion.

A compound stem is one that divides into branches.

A compound leaf connects several leaflets in one petiole, called a common petiole.

A compound raceme is composed of several racemules or small racemes.

A compound spike is composed of several spicules or spikelets.

A compound corymb is formed of several small corymbs.

A compound umbel is one which has all its rays or peduncles bearing umbellules or small umbels at the top.

A compound fructification consists of several confluent florets; opposed to simple.

4. compound interest, is interest upon interest; when the interest of a sum is added to the principal, and then bears interest; or when the interest of a sum is put upon interest.

5. compound motion, is that which is effected by two or more conspiring powers, acting in different but not in opposite directions.

6. compound number, is that which may be divided by some other number besides unity, without a remainder; as 18, which may be divided by 2, 6 and 9.

7. compound ratio, is that which the product of the antecedents of two or more ratios has to the product of their consequents. Thus 6 to 72 is in a ratio compounded of 2 to 6, and of 3 to 12.

8. compound quantities, in algebra, are such as are joined by the signs + and - plus and minus, and expressed by more letters than one, or by the same letters unequally repeated. Thus a+b-c, and bb-b, are compound quantities.

9. compound larceny, is that which is accompanied with the aggravation of taking goods from ones house or person.

COMPOUND, noun A mass or body formed by the union or mixture of two or more ingredients or different substances; the result of composition.

Man is a compound of flesh and spirit.

Mortar is a compound of lime, sand and water.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COMPOUNDABLE, adjective Capable of being compounded.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COMPOUNDED, p. Made up of different materials mixed; formed by union of two or more substances.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. One who compounds or mixes different things.

2. One who attempts to bring parties to terms of agreement.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COMPOUNDING, participle present tense Uniting different substances in one body or mass; forming a mixed body; agreeing by concession, or abatement of demands; discharging a debt by agreement to pay less than the original sum, or in a different manner.