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pedestrian pedestrian
/pə ˈdɛ stri ən /

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  • compact compact  /ˈkɑm pækt/ ?  a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse

    compact meaning(s) 

    1. (n) a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse
    2. (n) a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
    3. (n) a small and economical car
    4. (v) have the property of being packable or of compacting easily
    5. (v) compress into a wad
    6. (v) make more compact by or as if by pressing
    7. (v) squeeze or press together
    8. (adj) closely and firmly united or packed together
    9. (adj) having a short and solid form or stature
    10. (adj) briefly giving the gist of something

    Synonym(s)

    compact usage(s)

    1. Consumers who are trying new compact fluorescent bulbs say they sometimes fail to work, or wear out early.
    2. Although advances in technology have been made, a five-star subcompact provides less protection than an identically rated vehicle that is larger and heavier.
  • compact car compact car  a small and economical car
  • compact disc compact disc  a digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a…
  • compact disc read-only memory compact disc read-only memory  a compact disk that is used with a computer (rather…
  • compact disc recordable compact disc recordable  a compact disc on which you can write only once and thereafter…
  • compact disc write-once compact disc write-once  a compact disc on which you can write only once and thereafter…
  • compact disk compact disk  a digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a…
  • compact-disk burner compact-disk burner  recording equipment for making compact disks
  • compaction compaction  an increase in the density of something
  • compactly compactly  in a compact manner or state
  • compactness compactness  /kəm ˈpækt nəs/ ?  the spatial property of being crowded together
  • companion companion  /kəm ˈpæn jən/ ?  a friend who is frequently in the company of another
  • companionability companionability  suitability to be a companion
  • companionable companionable  /kəm ˈpæ njə nə bl/ ?  suggestive of companionship
  • companionableness companionableness  suitability to be a companion
  • companionate companionate  /kəm ˈpæ njə nɪt/ ?  like a companion
  • companionship companionship  /kəm ˈpæn jən ˌʃɪp/ ?  the state of being with someone
  • companionway companionway  /kəm ˈpæn jən ˌweɪ/ ?  a stairway or ladder that leads from one deck to another…
  • company company  /ˈkəm pə ni/ ?  an institution created to conduct business
  • company man company man  an employee whose first loyalty is to the company rather than to fellow workers
  • company name company name  the name by which a corporation is identified
  • company operator company operator  an operator who works for a company
  • company union company union  a union of workers for a single company; a union not affiliated with a…
  • comparability comparability  /ˌkɑm pə rə ˈbɪ lɪ ti/ ?  qualities that are comparable
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