compost
I. noun Etymology: Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin compostum, from Latin, neuter of compositus, compostus, past participle of componere Date: 1587 1. a mixture that consists largely of decayed organic matter and is used for fertilizing and conditioning land 2. mixture, compound II. transitive verb Date: 1829 to convert (as plant debris) to compost • compostable adjectivecomposter noun

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  • compost — [ kɔ̃pɔst ] n. m. • fin XVIIIe; mot angl., de l anglo normand compost fin XIIIe) « engrais composé » ♦ Engrais formé par le mélange fermenté de débris organiques avec des matières minérales. ⇒ humus. ● compost nom masculin (anglais compost, de l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Compost — Com post (?; 277), n. [OF. compost, fr. L. compositus, p. p. See {Composite}.] 1. A mixture; a compound. [R.] [1913 Webster] A sad compost of more bitter than sweet. Hammond. [1913 Webster] 2. (Agric.) A mixture for fertilizing land; esp., a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Compost — Com post, v. t. 1. To manure with compost. [1913 Webster] 2. To mingle, as different fertilizing substances, in a mass where they will decompose and form into a compost. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compost — ► NOUN 1) decayed organic material used as a fertilizer for growing plants. 2) a mixture of compost with loam soil used as a growing medium. ► VERB ▪ make into or treat with compost. ORIGIN Latin composita something put together , from componere… …   English terms dictionary

  • compost — y su derivado compostaje aparecen en las noticias sobre la creación de plantas industriales destinadas a reciclar los residuos sólidos urbanos. Compost es el nombre inglés y francés de un tipo de abono parecido al que en español se conoce como… …   Diccionario español de neologismos

  • compost — ‘Humus artificial’. Es invariable en plural (→ plural, 1j): «Nunca se ha de emplear en los compost material que no esté completamente podrido» (Alonso Plantas [Esp. 1980]) …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • compost — [käm′pōst΄] n. [ME < OFr composte, condiment (> Fr compote) < VL * composita < L compositus: see COMPOSITE] 1. a mixture; compound 2. a mixture of decomposing vegetable refuse, manure, etc. for fertilizing and conditioning soil vt. to …   English World dictionary

  • Compost — (v. lat.), 1) Art Dünger, s. u. Dünger; 2) so v. w. Komßkraut …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Compost — Compost, S. Komst …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

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