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Etymology 1

Possibly from Malay kampong, kampung "group of buildings, village".

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
compound

Plural
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compound ({{{1}}})
  1. an enclosure within which workers, prisoners, or soldiers are confined
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Etymology 2

From Middle English compounen < Middle French componre, compondre "to put together" < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] componere < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] com- "together" + ponere "to put".

Pronunciation

  • (adjective, noun)
    • (UK): /ˈkɒmpaʊnd/, /"kQmpaUnd/
    • (US): kŏm'pound, /ˈkɑmpaʊnd/, /"kAmpaUnd/
  • (verb) enPR: kəmpound', IPA: /kəmˈpaʊnd/, SAMPA: /kQm"paUnd/
    Rhymes: -aʊnd

Adjective

compound (not comparable)

Positive
compound

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. composed of elements; not simple
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Antonyms
  • (composed of elements): simple
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Noun

Singular
compound

Plural
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compound ({{{1}}})
  1. anything made by combining several things
  2. (chemistry) a substance made from the chemical combination of elements
  3. (linguistics) A lexeme that consists of more then one stem; for example laptop, formed from lap and top.
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Verb

Infinitive
to compound

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to compound (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) to come together
  2. (intransitive) to come to terms of agreement
  3. (transitive) to put together
  4. (transitive) to add to
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to settle by agreeing on less than the claim
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