verb (used with object), com·prised, com·pris·ing.
Words nearby comprise
Idioms for comprise
Origin of comprise
OTHER WORDS FROM comprisecom·pris·a·ble, adjectivecom·pris·al, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH comprisecompose comprise (see usage note at the current entry)
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Examples from the Web for comprising
Women have made great strides, he argued, for instance now comprising more than half of the students at medical and law schools.
Comprising a record 19 percent of the electorate, young people were a key demographic.
Archery is growing in popularity as a recreational pursuit, now comprising more than a fifth of hunting licenses sold nationwide.
Like any Smith project, it took on a life of its own, eventually spreading over three continents and comprising 320 interviews.
The third is therefore much the largest part of the whole book, comprising all from the 4th to the 22d ch.Notes On The Apocalypse|David Steele
An order of Insects (comprising Bees, Ants, &c.) characterised by the possession of four membranous wings.The Ancient Life History of the Earth|Henry Alleyne Nicholson
Comprising the townships of Pantanaw and Shwelaung, it stretched past Kyunpyathat to the sea.A Civil Servant in Burma|Herbert Thirkel White
Of these species, the most abundant one, comprising over 84 per cent.Garden Pests in New Zealand|D. Miller
It is like a bar of music, comprising their harmonious course.Coaches and Coaching|Leigh Hunt