Comportable to Compound
(Com*port"a*ble) a. Suitable; consistent. [Obs.] "Some comportable method." Wotton.
(Com*port"ance) n. Behavior; comport. [Obs.]
Goodly comportance each to other bear.
(Com`por*ta"tion) n. [L. comportatio.] A bringing together. [Obs.] Bp. Richardson.
(Com*port"ment) n. [F. comportement.] Manner of acting; behavior; bearing.
A graceful comportment of their bodies.
Her serious and devout comportment.
(Com*pose") 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 two or more things or parts; to put together; to make up; to fashion.
Zeal ought to be composed of the highest degrees of all pious affection.
2. To form the substance of, or part of the substance of; to constitute.
Their borrowed gold composed
The calf in Oreb.
A few useful things . . . compose their intellectual possessions.
3. To construct by mental labor; to design and execute, or put together, in a manner involving the adaptation
of forms of expression to ideas, or to the laws of harmony or proportion; as, to compose a sentence, a
sermon, a symphony, or a picture.
Let me compose
Something in verse as well as prose.
The genius that composed such works as the "Standard" and "Last Supper".
B. R. Haydon.
4. To dispose in proper form; to reduce to order; to put in proper state or condition; to adjust; to regulate.
In a peaceful grave my corpse compose.
How in safety best we may
Compose our present evils.
5. To free from agitation or disturbance; to tranquilize; to soothe; to calm; to quiet.
Compose thy mind;
Nor frauds are here contrived, nor force designed.
6. (Print.) To arrange (types) in a composing stick in order for printing; to set
(Com*pose"), v. i. To come to terms. [Obs.] Shak.
(Com*posed") a. Free from agitation; calm; sedate; quiet; tranquil; self- possessed.
The Mantuan there in sober triumph sate,
Composed his posture, and his look sedate.
Com*pos"ed*ly adv. Com*pos"ed*ness, n.