Composing

  • 1 Composing — Com*pos ing, a. 1. Tending to compose or soothe. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to, or used in, composition. [1913 Webster] {Composing frame} (Print.), a stand for holding cases of type when in use. {Composing rule} (Print.), a thin slip of brass… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Composing — may refer to: Composition (language), in literature, oratory, and rhetoric, producing a work of spoken tradition or written literature Writing process, producing a written work Dance composition, the practice and teaching of choreography and the… …

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  • 3 Composing — Compose Com*pose (k[o^]m*p[=o]z ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Composed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Composing}.] [F. composer; com + poser to place. The sense is that of L. componere, but the origin is different. See {Pose}, v. t.] 1. To form by putting together …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 composing — com·pos·ing || kÉ™m pəʊzɪŋ n. act of writing musical pieces com·pose || kÉ™m pəʊz v. create, write; arrange; calm oneself; settle …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 5 composing — noun 1. the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole (Freq. 1) harmonious composition is essential in a serious work of art • Syn: ↑composition • Hypernyms: ↑placement, ↑arrangement 2.… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 6 Composing frame — Composing Com*pos ing, a. 1. Tending to compose or soothe. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to, or used in, composition. [1913 Webster] {Composing frame} (Print.), a stand for holding cases of type when in use. {Composing rule} (Print.), a thin slip… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Composing rule — Composing Com*pos ing, a. 1. Tending to compose or soothe. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to, or used in, composition. [1913 Webster] {Composing frame} (Print.), a stand for holding cases of type when in use. {Composing rule} (Print.), a thin slip… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Composing stick — Composing Com*pos ing, a. 1. Tending to compose or soothe. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to, or used in, composition. [1913 Webster] {Composing frame} (Print.), a stand for holding cases of type when in use. {Composing rule} (Print.), a thin slip… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 composing room — n. a room in which typesetting is done …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 composing stick — n. a hand held adjustable metal tray in which a compositor sets type into words …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 Composing stick — A composing stick loaded with metal movable type, lying on a lower case with larger boxes for more common minuscule letters: the upper case holds capital letters. In letterpress printing and typesetting, a composing stick is an instrument used to …

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  • 12 composing rule — noun : a thin strip of steel or brass usually type high and having an ear at each upper corner against which type is set in and removed from a composing stick * * * composing rule, a thin piece of brass or steel fitted to the composing stick, on… …

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  • 13 composing room — noun : the department in a printing office where typesetting and related operations are performed * * * a room in which compositors work in a printing establishment. [1730 40] * * * composing room noun A room in a printing works in which type is… …

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  • 14 composing stick — noun : a shallow tray formerly of wood but now usually of metal that has an adjustable slide and is held in one hand by a compositor as he sets type into it with the other hand; also : a device of comparable function (as for hand setting matrices …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 composing room — noun Date: 1737 the department in a printing office where typesetting and related operations are performed …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 composing stick — noun Date: 1659 a tray with an adjustable slide that a compositor holds in one hand and sets type into with the other …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 composing room — a room in which compositors work in a printing establishment. [1730 40] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 18 composing stick — Print. a portable, adjustable, usually metal tray that the compositor holds in one hand while placing in it type gathered with the other hand. Also called job stick. [1670 80] * * * …

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  • 19 composing room — compos′ing room n. pri a room in which compositors work …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 composing stick — compos′ing stick n. pri a portable, adjustable, usu. metal tray that the compositor holds in one hand while placing in it type gathered with the other hand • Etymology: 1670–80 …

    From formal English to slang


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