Compound Com*pound" (k[o^]m*pound"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Compounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Compounding}.] [OE. componen, compounen, L. componere, compositum; com-+ ponere to put set. The d is excrescent. See {Position}, and cf. {Compon['e]}.] 1. To form or make by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts; as, to compound a medicine. [1913 Webster]

Incapacitating him from successfully compounding a tale of this sort. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. To put together, as elements, ingredients, or parts, in order to form a whole; to combine, mix, or unite. [1913 Webster]

We have the power of altering and compounding those images into all the varieties of picture. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. To modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else. [1913 Webster]

Only compound me with forgotten dust. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To compose; to constitute. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

His pomp and all what state compounds. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. To settle amicably; to adjust by agreement; to compromise; to discharge from obligation upon terms different from those which were stipulated; as, to compound a debt. [1913 Webster]

I pray, my lords, let me compound this strife. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To compound a felony}, to accept of a consideration for forbearing to prosecute, such compounding being an indictable offense. See {Theftbote}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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