(Com*pos"i*tous) a. (Bot.) Belonging to the Compositæ; composite. [R.] Darwin.
(Com*pos"si*ble) a. [Pref. com- + possible.] Able to exist with another thing; consistent.
(Com"post) n.[OF. compost, fr. L. compositus, p. p. See Composite.]
1. A mixture; a compound. [R.]
A sad compost of more bitter than sweet.
2. (Agric.) A mixture for fertilizing land; esp., a composition of various substances (as muck, mold, lime,
and stable manure) thoroughly mingled and decomposed, as in a compost heap.
And do not spread the compost on the weeds
To make them ranker.
(Com"post), v. t.
1. To manure with compost.
2. To mingle, as different fertilizing substances, in a mass where they will decompose and form into a
(Com*pos"ture) n. [L. compositura, -postura, a joining.] Manure; compost. [Obs.] Shak.
(Com*po"sure) n. [From Compose.]
1. The act of composing, or that which is composed; a composition. [Obs.]
Signor Pietro, who had an admirable way both of composure [in music] and teaching.
2. Orderly adjustment; disposition. [Obs.]
Various composures and combinations of these corpuscles.
3. Frame; make; temperament. [Obs.]
His composure must be rare indeed
Whom these things can not blemish.
4. A settled state; calmness; sedateness; tranquillity; repose. "We seek peace and composure." Milton.
When the passions . . . are all silent, the mind enjoys its most perfect composure.
5. A combination; a union; a bond. [Obs.] Shak.
(Com`po*ta"tion) n. [L. compotatio; com- + potare to drink.] The act of drinking or tippling
The fashion of compotation.
Sir W. Scott.
(Com"po*ta`tor) n. [L.] One who drinks with another. [R.] Pope.
(||Com"pote) n. [F. See Compost.] A preparation of fruit in sirup in such a manner as to
preserve its form, either whole, halved, or quartered; as, a compote of pears. Littré.
(||Com"pound) n. [Malay kompung a village.] In the East Indies, an inclosure containing a
house, outbuildings, etc.