- composing room,
- composing stick,
Origin of composed
verb (used with object), com·posed, com·pos·ing.
- to set (type).
- to set type for (an article, book, etc.).
verb (used without object), com·posed, com·pos·ing.
Origin of compose
Examples from the Web for composed
Completed in 1953 and composed with standard line breaks and punctuation, the book was completely ignored upon submission.
It might seem obvious to say that novels are “fictitious,” but certain ones are composed almost entirely of facts.
The new book is composed of four one-scene stories of about 50 pages each that are set in the two weeks before Christmas.Richard Ford’s Artful Survivalist Guide: The Return of Frank Bascombe|Tom LeClair|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Other U.S. officials tell The Daily Beast that the group is composed of senior al Qaeda planners focused on attacking the West.Exclusive: U.S. Special Ops Readied Syria Attack in June|Eli Lake|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, the committee is composed of pastors who are subordinate to Driscoll and were not elected by their fellow pastors.
When the operator has composed twenty or twenty-five of these slugs, his take is completed.News Writing|M. Lyle Spencer
She composed a number of sacred legendae, in leonine or rhymed hexameters.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
The surface is porous; the cells are distant and arranged irregularly, and seem as if composed of sand cemented with mud.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
Their system must have been composed of a collection of processes and receipts which grew in number as the centuries passed away.A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. II (of 2)|Georges Perrot
He lived in Lisbon a short time and composed his Galatea there.
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for compose
"calm, tranquil," c.1600, past participle adjective frome compose (v.). Related: Composedly; composedness.
c.1400, compousen, from Old French composer "put together, arrange, write" a work (12c.), from com- "with" (see com-) + poser "to place," from Late Latin pausare "to cease, lay down," ultimately from Latin ponere "to put, place" (see position (n.)). Meaning influenced in Old French by componere (see composite). Musical sense is from 1590s. Related: Composed; composing.