Origin of composed
Antonyms for 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
Synonyms for compose
Related Words for composedself-assured, levelheaded, serene, easygoing, relaxed, confident, unruffled, unflappable, tranquil, poised, possessed, sedate, cool, soothed, repressed, suppressed, clearheaded, commonsensical, dispassionate, easy
Examples from the Web for composed
Contemporary Examples of composed
Completed in 1953 and composed with standard line breaks and punctuation, the book was completely ignored upon submission.The Lost Novel of Nobel-Winner José Saramago
January 5, 2015
It might seem obvious to say that novels are “fictitious,” but certain ones are composed almost entirely of facts.The Birth of the Novel
November 27, 2014
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
November 4, 2014
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
October 2, 2014
Indeed, the committee is composed of pastors who are subordinate to Driscoll and were not elected by their fellow pastors.Another Mega Church Implodes
September 14, 2014
Historical Examples of composed
The Mann Ranges are very high and rough, and are composed of reddish granite.
The banks of the brook at this spot are composed of purple-brown slate (Silurian).
It is composed of a brave, a free, a virtuous, and an intelligent people.
It was composed of the grim psychological laws that govern the abnormal.Viviette
William J. Locke
"If he's an owner he'll probably be in the paddock," replied the composed one.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
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.