Composer Com*pos"er, n. 1. One who composes; an author. Specifically, an author of a piece of music. [1913 Webster]

If the thoughts of such authors have nothing in them, they at least . . . show an honest industry and a good intention in the composer. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

His [Mozart's] most brilliant and solid glory is founded upon his talents as a composer. --Moore (Encyc. of Mus.). [1913 Webster]

2. One who, or that which, quiets or calms; one who adjusts a difference. [1913 Webster]

Sweet composers of the pensive soul. --Gay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • composer — [ kɔ̃poze ] v. <conjug. : 1> • XIIe; lat. componere, d apr. poser I ♦ V. tr. 1 ♦ (1559) Former par l assemblage, la combinaison de parties. ⇒ agencer, arranger, assembler, disposer, organiser. Composer un parfum. ⇒ confectionner, préparer.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • composer — COMPOSER. v. act. Former, faire un tout de l assemblage de plusieurs parties. Dieu a composé l homme d un corps et d une âme. Toutes les pièces qui composent cette machine. Les Apothicaires et les Chimistes composent leurs remèdes de plusicurs… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • composer — Composer. v. a. Former, faire un tout de l assemblage de plusieurs parties. Dieu a composé l homme d un corps & d une ame. l Univers est composé de differentes parties. toutes les pieces qui composent cette machine. les Apoticaires & les… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • composer — Composer, act. acut. Digerer par ordre quelque matiere, soit de nostre invention, soit sur celle d autruy, Conscribere, Componere. Composer quelque livre, Librum scribere, Conscribere, Componere. Composer et escrire des vers, Condere carmen,… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Composer — (englisch für „Komponist“) steht für: kurz für IBM Selectric Composer (1966–1978), eine Reihe von in der Drucktechnik verwendeten Schreibmaschinen, die das Setzen im Blocksatz ermöglichten (siehe auch en) den HTML Editor Netscape Composer, einen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • composer — index architect, author (originator) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • composer — one who writes and arranges music, 1590s, agent noun from COMPOSE (Cf. compose). Used in general sense of one who combines into a whole from 1640s, but the music sense remains the predominant one …   Etymology dictionary

  • composer — *writer, author Analogous words: *maker, creator, author: *artist, artificer …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • composer — [n] songwriter melodist, serialist, singer songwriter, songsmith, songster, tunesmith, writer; concept 352 …   New thesaurus

  • composer — ► NOUN ▪ a person who writes music …   English terms dictionary

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