comp
I. noun Etymology: short for complimentary Date: 1887 a complimentary ticket; broadly something provided free of charge II. transitive verb Date: 1961 to provide with something free <
a hotel comping celebrities for their rooms
>
; also to provide free of charge <
their meals were comped
>
III. intransitive verb Etymology: short for accompany Date: 1949 to punctuate and support a jazz solo with irregularly spaced chords IV. abbreviation 1. comparative; compare 2. compensation; compensatory 3. compiled; compiler 4. composition; compositor 5. compound 6. comprehensive 7. comptroller

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  • comp — comp·si·lu·ra; comp·sog·na·thus; comp·so·thlyp·i·dae; comp·ton; comp·trol·ler; comp·trol·ler·ship; comp; …   English syllables

  • Comp — may refer to: In music: Accompaniment, especially in jazz (comping) Compilation album Comp (rapper) In business and finance: Comparable company analysis Comparables, in real estate Same Store Sales Comp may also refer to: Cartilage oligomeric… …   Wikipedia

  • Comp — Administration Pays  Angleterre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • comp — ☆ comp1 [kämp ] vi. [< ACCOMPANY] Jazz to play an accompaniment, usually, specif., one consisting primarily of chords played in a syncopated rhythm: said of a pianist, guitarist, etc. comp2 [kämp] n. [< COMPLIMENTARY] Slang a free theater… …   English World dictionary

  • comp. — comp.,   Abkürzung für compositus [lateinisch »zusammengesetzt«], Pharmazie: ergänzende Kennzeichnung von Zubereitungen, die neben einem Hauptbestandteil noch andere Beimengungen enthalten, z. B. Spiritus Melissae comp., zusammengesetzter… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • comp — [ kamp ] noun count INFORMAL 1. ) AMERICAN something that is given away free, such as a ticket to the theater or a sports event 2. ) BRITISH a COMPETITION 3. ) BRITISH a COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL => COMP TIME …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Comp. — Comp. Compilation Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations …   Law dictionary

  • comp — complimentary ticket, 1885, short for COMPLIMENTARY (Cf. complimentary). Meaning nonpaying guest is attested by 1930s; generalized to anything given free by 1960s. As a verb, by 1974. Related: Comped; comping. As a shortening of COMPENSATION (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • COMP — comp. abbr. Compare …   United dictionary of abbreviations and acronyms

  • COMP. — comp. abbr. Computers (USENET Newsgroup Category) …   United dictionary of abbreviations and acronyms

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