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comp

1
[ komp ]
/ kɒmp /
Informal.
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noun

a ticket, book, service, etc., provided free of charge to specially chosen recipients.

adjective

complimentary; free of charge: I received a comp copy of her book.

verb (used with object)

to provide with a comp: Some casinos comped the biggest spenders, providing rooms and meals on the house.
to provide free of charge: His meals and drinks at the hotel were often comped.

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Origin of comp

1
First recorded in 1885–90; by shortening of complimentary

Definition for comp (2 of 6)

comp2
[ komp ]
/ kɒmp /
Printing Informal.

noun

verb (used with object)

to compose (type).

Origin of comp

2
First recorded in 1865–70; shortened form

Definition for comp (3 of 6)

comp3
[ komp ]
/ kɒmp /

verb (used without object) Jazz.

to accompany a soloist with a succession of irregularly spaced chords that punctuate the rhythm.

Origin of comp

3
An Americanism first recorded in 1945–50; shortening of accompany

Definition for comp (4 of 6)

comp4
[ komp ]
/ kɒmp /

noun Often comps. Informal.

Origin of comp

4
By shortening

Definition for comp (5 of 6)

comp5
[ komp ]
/ kɒmp /

noun Informal.

compensation: workers' comp;unemployment comp.

Origin of comp

5
By shortening

Definition for comp (6 of 6)

comp.

abbreviation

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British Dictionary definitions for comp

comp
/ (kɒmp) informal /

noun

a compositor
an accompanist
an accompaniment
a competition

verb

(intr) to work as a compositor in the printing industry
to play an accompaniment (to)
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