Composite sailing
Composite Com*pos"ite (?; 277), a. [L. compositus made up of parts, p. p. of componere. See {Compound}, v. t., and cf. {Compost}.] 1. Made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded; as, a composite language. [1913 Webster]

Happiness, like air and water . . . is composite. --Landor. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) Belonging to a certain order which is composed of the Ionic order grafted upon the Corinthian. It is called also the {Roman} or the {Italic} order, and is one of the five orders recognized by the Italian writers of the sixteenth century. See {Capital}. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) Belonging to the order {Composit[ae]}; bearing involucrate heads of many small florets, as the daisy, thistle, and dandelion. [1913 Webster]

{Composite carriage}, a railroad car having compartments of different classes. [Eng.]

{Composite number} (Math.), one which can be divided exactly by a number exceeding unity, as 6 by 2 or 3..

{Composite photograph} or {Composite portrait}, one made by a combination, or blending, of several distinct photographs. --F. Galton.

{Composite sailing} (Naut.), a combination of parallel and great circle sailing.

{Composite ship}, one with a wooden casing and iron frame. [1913 Webster]


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  • composite sailing — noun : a combination of great circle and parallel sailing in navigation …   Useful english dictionary

  • Composite — Com*pos ite (?; 277), a. [L. compositus made up of parts, p. p. of componere. See {Compound}, v. t., and cf. {Compost}.] 1. Made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded; as, a composite language. [1913 Webster] Happiness, like air and water …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Composite carriage — Composite Com*pos ite (?; 277), a. [L. compositus made up of parts, p. p. of componere. See {Compound}, v. t., and cf. {Compost}.] 1. Made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded; as, a composite language. [1913 Webster] Happiness, like air… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Composite number — Composite Com*pos ite (?; 277), a. [L. compositus made up of parts, p. p. of componere. See {Compound}, v. t., and cf. {Compost}.] 1. Made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded; as, a composite language. [1913 Webster] Happiness, like air… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Composite photograph — Composite Com*pos ite (?; 277), a. [L. compositus made up of parts, p. p. of componere. See {Compound}, v. t., and cf. {Compost}.] 1. Made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded; as, a composite language. [1913 Webster] Happiness, like air… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Composite portrait — Composite Com*pos ite (?; 277), a. [L. compositus made up of parts, p. p. of componere. See {Compound}, v. t., and cf. {Compost}.] 1. Made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded; as, a composite language. [1913 Webster] Happiness, like air… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Composite ship — Composite Com*pos ite (?; 277), a. [L. compositus made up of parts, p. p. of componere. See {Compound}, v. t., and cf. {Compost}.] 1. Made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded; as, a composite language. [1913 Webster] Happiness, like air… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sailing — /say ling/, n. 1. the activity of a person or thing that sails. 2. the departure of a ship from port: The cruise line offers sailings every other day. 3. Navig. any of various methods for determining courses and distances by means of charts or… …   Universalium

  • Composite ship — The technique of composite ship construction (wooden planking over a wrought iron frame) emerged in the mid 19th century as the final stage in the evolution of fast commercial sailing ships. Construction of wrought iron hulled vessels had begun… …   Wikipedia

  • Sailing orders — Order Or der, n. [OE. ordre, F. ordre, fr. L. ordo, ordinis. Cf. {Ordain}, {Ordinal}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system; as: (a) Of material things, like the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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