Definition of Compound:

  1. Make up (a composite whole); constitute.

  2. Make (something bad) worse; intensify the negative aspects of.

  3. A thing that is composed of two or more separate elements; a mixture.

  4. Settle a matter in exchange for money, such as in a composition.

  5. Forbear from prosecuting (a felony) in exchange for money or other consideration.

  6. Aggravate an offense by committing another offense or by bad behavior. See also compounding a crime.

  7. Compute a charge, fee, or increment on an amount to which another charge, fee, or increment has already been added.

  8. Substance formed by a chemical reaction between two or more elements combined in a fixed proportion. Compounds are held together by covalent or ionic bonds and (unlike mixtures) cannot be separated by physical means into their constituents.

  9. Made up or consisting of two or more existing parts or elements.

Synonyms of Compound

Accommodate, Acid, Acidity, Acronym, Acrostic, Add, Add to, Adjust, Admix, Admixture, Agent, Aggrandize, Aggravate, Alkali, Alkalinity, Alloisomer, Alloy, Alloyage, Amalgam, Amalgamate, Amalgamation, Anion, Antacid, Assemblage, Assemble, Assembly, Assimilate, Associate, Atom, Augment, Avyayibhava, Back formation, Base, Bemingle, Biochemical, Blend, Boost, Bracket, Brew, Build, Building, Buildup, Cast, Cation, Chemical, Chemical element, Chromoisomer, Clipped word, Coadunate, Coalesce, Combination, Combine, Combo, Come together, Commingle, Commix, Commixture, Complex, Complicated, Compose, Composite, Composition, Compost, Comprise, Compromise, Concoct, Concoction, Confection, Conglomerate, Conjugate, Connect, Consolidate, Consolidation, Constitution, Construct, Construction, Cop out, Copolymer, Couple, Create, Decoct, Devise, Dimer, Duck responsibility, Dvandva, Dvigu, Elaborate, Element, Embodiment, Embody, Emulsify, Encompass, Endocentric compound, Enhance, Enlarge, Ensemble, Erect, Evade responsibility, Evolve, Exacerbate, Exocentric compound, Expand, Extend, Extrude, Fabricate, Fabrication, Fashion, Fashioning, Fix up, Flux, Form, Formation, Formulate, Frame, Fudge together, Fuse, Fusion, Get up, Getup, Give and take, Give way, Go fifty-fifty, Go together, Hash, Heavy chemicals, Heighten, High polymer, Homogenize, Homopolymer, Hydracid, Immingle, Immix, Immixture, Include, Incorporate, Incorporation, Increase, Indite, Inorganic chemical, Integrate, Intensify, Interblend, Interfuse, Interlace, Interlard, Intermingle, Intermix, Intermixture, Intertwine, Interweave, Intricate, Involved, Ion, Isomer, Join, Jumble, Junction, Knead, Link, Lump together, Macromolecule, Magma, Magnify, Make, Make a deal, Make an adjustment, Make concessions, Make one, Make up, Makeup, Manufacture, Mature, Meet halfway, Meld, Melt into one, Merge, Merger, Merging, Metamer, Mingle, Mingle-mangle, Mix, Mix up, Mixture, Mold, Molecule, Monomer, Multifaceted, Multiform, Multiple, Multiply, Neutralizer, Nonacid, Organic chemical, Organization, Oxyacid, Paronym, Paste, Patch together, Piece together, Piecing together, Play politics, Polymer, Prefabricate, Prepare, Produce, Pseudoisomer, Put together, Put up, Putting together, Radical, Raise, Reach a compromise, Reagent, Rear, Reembody, Roll into one, Run up, Scramble, Set up, Settle, Setup, Shade into, Shape, Shaping, Shuffle, Solidify, Split the difference, Spoonerism, Stir up, Strike a balance, Strike a bargain, Structure, Structuring, Sulfacid, Surrender, Syncretize, Syndicate, Syneresis, Synthesis, Synthesize, Take the mean, Tatpurusha, Throw together, Toss together, Trimer, Unify, Unite, Whomp up, Word form, Work, Worsen, Write, Yield, Amalgam, Amalgamation, Combination, Composite, Blend, Mixture, Mix, Admixture, Meld, Fusion, Synthesis, Consolidation, Be composed of, Be made up of, Be constituted of, Be formed from, Aggravate, Worsen, Make worse, Add to, Augment, Exacerbate, Intensify, Heighten, Increase, Magnify, Composite, Complex

How to use Compound in a sentence?

  1. The air smelled like a compound of diesel and gasoline fumes.
  2. The power of compound interest is such that, over many years, even a relatively modest investment may come to be worth millions of dollars.
  3. A compound noun.
  4. A dialect compounded of Spanish and Dutch.
  5. When Joe was ejected from the baseball game, he compound ed the situation by kicking dirt on the umpire as he walked by.
  6. I use a compound of drugs to help me stay fit, happy and active in my life that I am leading with enthusiasm and a smile for all the world to see.
  7. I compounded the problem by trying to make wrong things right.

Meaning of Compound & Compound Definition