- consisting of two or more parts that are also bases, forming a compound noun,compound adjective, compound verb,or compound preposition,as housetop, many-sided, playact, or upon.
- consisting of any two or more parts that have identifiable meaning, as a base and a noninflectional affix (return, follower), a base and a combining form (biochemistry), two combining forms (ethnography), or a combining form and a noninflectional affix (aviary, dentoid).
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of compound1
Related Words for uncompoundedpure, classic, plain, modest, clean, elementary, uncomplicated, separate, simple, sole, lone, private, specific, personal, individual, particular, original, special, vanilla, mere
Examples from the Web for uncompounded
Historical Examples of uncompounded
Compound words are declined in the same manner as if they were uncompounded.Elements of Gaelic Grammar
And therefore Hardness may be reckon'd the Property of all uncompounded Matter.Opticks
And the uncompounded may be assumed to be the same and unchanging, whereas the compound is always changing and never the same.Phaedo
Nirvana is unproduceable (which does not mean unattainable) without origin, not made of anything and uncompounded.Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)
The substance of the soul is not to be regarded as simple and uncompounded; its constituent parts are aura, heat, and air.Christianity and Greek Philosophy
Benjamin Franklin Cocker
verb (kəmˈpaʊnd) (mainly tr)
- denoting a time in which the number of beats per bar is a multiple of threesix-four is an example of compound time
- (of an interval) greater than an octave
Word Origin for compound
Word Origin for compound
"to put together," late 14c., compounen "to mix, combine," from Old French compondre, componre "arrange, direct," from Latin componere "to put together" (see composite). The -d appeared 1500s in English on model of expound, etc. Related: Compounded; compounding.
1670s, via Dutch (kampoeng) or Portuguese, from Malay kampong "village, group of buildings." Spelling influenced by compound (v.). Originally, "the enclosure for a factory or settlement of Europeans in the East," later used of South African diamond miners' camps (1893), then of large fenced-in spaces generally (1946).
late 14c., originally compouned, past participle of compounen (see compound (v.)). Compound eye is attested from 1836; compound sentence is from 1772.
"a compound thing," mid-15c., from compound (adj.).