1. One who composes; an author. Specifically, an author of a piece of music.
If the thoughts of such authors have nothing in them, they at least . . . show an honest industry and a
good intention in the composer.
His [Mozart's] most brilliant and solid glory is founded upon his talents as a composer.
2. One who, or that which, quiets or calms; one who adjusts a difference.
Sweet composers of the pensive soul.
1. Tending to compose or soothe.
2. Pertaining to, or used in, composition.
Composing frame (Print.), a stand for holding cases of type when in use. Composing rule (Print.),
a thin slip of brass or steel, against which the type is arranged in a composing stick, or by the aid of
which stickfuls or handfuls or type are lifted; called also setting rule. Composing stick (Print.),
an instrument usually of metal, which the compositor holds in his left hand, and in which he arranges
the type in words and lines. It has one open side, and one adjustable end by means of which the length
of the lines, and consequently the width of the page or column, may be determined.
(||Com*pos"i*tæ) n. pl. [NL., from L. compositus made up of parts. See Composite.] (Bot.)
A large family of dicotyledonous plants, having their flowers arranged in dense heads of many small
florets and their anthers united in a tube. The daisy, dandelion, and asters, are examples.
(Com*pos"ite) a. [L. compositus made up of parts, p. p. of componere. See Compound,
v. t., and cf. Compost.]
1. Made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded; as, a composite language.
Happiness, like air and water . . . is composite.
2. (Arch.) Belonging to a certain order which is composed of the Ionic order grafted upon the Corinthian.
It is called also the Roman or the Italic order, and is one of the five orders recognized by the Italian
writers of the sixteenth century. See Capital.
3. (Bot.) Belonging to the order Compositæ; bearing involucrate heads of many small florets, as the
daisy, thistle, and dandelion.
Composite carriage, a railroad car having compartments of different classes. [Eng.] Composite
number (Math.), one which can be divided exactly by a number exceeding unity, as 6 by 2 or 3..
Composite photograph or portrait, one made by a combination, or blending, of several distinct
photographs. F. Galton. Composite sailing (Naut.), a combination of parallel and great circle
sailing. Composite ship, one with a wooden casing and iron frame.
(Com*pos"ite) n. That which is made up of parts or compounded of several elements; composition; combination; compound.
(Com`po*si"tion) n. [F. composition, fr. L. compositio. See Composite.]
1. The act or art of composing, or forming a whole or integral, by placing together and uniting different
things, parts, or ingredients. In specific uses: (a) The invention or combination of the parts of any literary
work or discourse, or of a work of art; as, the composition of a poem or a piece of music. "The constant
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