Possibly from (etyl) kampong, .
an enclosure within which workers, prisoners, or soldiers are confined
a group of buildings situated close together, e.g. for a school or block of offices
* gaol/jail, pen, pound, prison
From (etyl) compounen, from (etyl) componre, .
composed of elements; not simple
* I. Watts
- a compound word
(music) An octave higher than originally (i.e. a compound major second is equivalent to a major ninth).
- Compound substances are made up of two or more simple substances.
* (composed of elements) composite
* (composed of elements) simple
* compound chocolate
* compound interest
Anything made by combining several things.
(chemistry, dated) A substance made from any combination elements.
(chemistry) A substance formed by chemical union of two or more ingredients in definite proportions by weight.
(linguistics) A lexeme that consists of more than one stem; compound word; for example (laptop), formed from (lap) and (top).
* (anything made by combining several things) amalgam, blend, combination, composite, mix, mixture
* (word) compound word
* (word) closed compound
* (word) hyphenated compound
* (word) open compound
To form (a resulting mixture) by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts.
* Sir Walter Scott
- to compound a medicine
To assemble (ingredients) into a whole; to combine, mix, or unite.
- incapacitating him from successfully compounding a tale of this sort
To modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else.
- We have the power of altering and compounding those images into all the varieties of picture.
(legal) To settle by agreeing on less than the claim, or on different terms than those stipulated.
- Only compound me with forgotten dust.
To settle amicably; to adjust by agreement; to compromise.
- to compound a debt
To come to terms of agreement; to agree; to settle by a compromise; usually followed by with'' before the person participating, and ''for before the thing compounded or the consideration.
- I pray, my lords, let me compound this strife.
- Here's a fellow will help you to-morrow; compound with him by the year.
* R. Carew
- They were at last glad to compound for his bare commitment to the Tower.
- Cornwall compounded to furnish ten oxen after Michaelmas for thirty pounds.
(obsolete) To compose; to constitute.
- Compound for sins they are inclined to / By damning those they have no mind to.
To worsen a situation or thing state
* New Family Structure Study
- his pomp and all what state compounds
- This problem is compounded when these studies compare data from the small convenience samples of gay parenting with data on heterosexual parenting
* (to come to terms of agreement) agree
* (to put together) assemble, blend, combine, join, join together, mix, put together, unite
* (to add to) augment, increase