compound compound  /ˈkɑm paʊnd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
  2. (n) (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
  3. (n) an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)
  4. (v) make more intense, stronger, or more marked
  5. (v) put or add together
  6. (v) calculate principal and interest
  7. (v) create by mixing or combining
  8. (v) combine so as to form a whole; mix
  9. (adj) composed of more than one part
  10. (adj) consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts
  11. (adj) composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The American units seemed to be making forays from the compound and taking control of areas farther around it and to the north, the heart of the Iraqi government area.
  2. Tibetan high school children scaled a brick wall surrounding the United Nations compound in Katmandu.
  3. The British drug maker said it would acquire a biotechnology company that is pursuing the notion that a compound found in red wine might retard aging.

News

  1. Cangene Withdraws MAA For Investigational Hemophilia Compound IB1001 In Europe

    Cangene Withdraws MAA For Investigational Hemophilia Compound IB1001 In Europe
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Cangene Announces Withdrawal of Marketing Authorization Application for Investigational Hemophilia Compound IB1001 in ...

    Cangene Announces Withdrawal of Marketing Authorization Application for Investigational Hemophilia Compound IB1001 in Europe
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Kevin Ware Posts Photo of Leg Scar Three Months After Gruesome Compound Fracture (Photo)

    Kevin Ware is up and at ‘em. The Louisville basketball player, who suffered a gruesome compound fracture in his leg during the NCAA tournament earlier this year, posted a photo of his scars, as seen below. Photo via Instagram/BillionaireBev
    on June 13, 2013     Source: New England Sports Network

Quotes

  1. Mr Fitzgibbon said: "They were in a compound I've had described to me as a walled compound, which I'm sure is used for a variety of purposes. Our people were patrolling far away from our main base in Tarin Kowt, near one of our forward operating...
    on Sep 2, 2008 By: Joel Fitzgibbon Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "We had to have the discipline in order to execute what it is we needed to do," Boston College coach Al Skinner said. "There were going to be breakdowns and there were, but guys were able to refocus and not compound those mistakes."
    on Jan 4, 2009 By: Al Skinner Source: ABC News

  3. "The message was very clear, that the situation was intolerable, that they needed to act immediately to provide adequate security forces so that our embassy compound and our personnel were not under attack," said Sean McCormack. "He made it...
    on Feb 21, 2008 By: Sean McCormack Source: Voice of America

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