Online Dictionary

compact Explained

compact at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

(noun) ['kɔmpækt]
(verb) [kəm'pækt]

compact at Interlingua => English Of Explained:

compact-see comping-

compact at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Latin; Origin: compactus, past participle of compingere 'to put together', from com- ( COM-) + pangere 'to fasten']//
1 small, but arranged so that everything fits neatly into the space available - used to show approval: --The compact design of the machine allows it to be stored easily.// --The students' rooms were compact, with a desk, bed, and closet built in.//
2 packed or put together firmly and closely: --The bushes grew in a compact mass.//
3 small, but solid and strong: --a short compact-looking man// -- compactly adv // -- compactness n [U] //
compact 2 n [C] [Sense: 1-3; Date: 1900-2000; Origin: COMPACT1]// [Sense: 4; Date: 1500-1600; Language: Latin; Origin: compactum, from compacisci 'to make an agreement', from com- ( COM-) + pacisci 'to contract']//
1 a small flat container with a mirror, containing powder for a woman's face:
2 a compact camera:
3 AmE a small car:
4 formal an agreement between countries or people: --A compact was negotiated between the company and the union.//
compact 3 v [T] to press something together so that it becomes smaller or more solid// --compacted earth//

COMPACT at English => English (Abklex) Of Explained:

Computer Planning and Control Technique

COMPACT at English => English (acronym) Of Explained:

Definition Language, Optical Disc

compact at Dutch => English Of Explained:


compact at French => English Of Explained:

compact, compactly

compact at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

313 Moby Thesaurus words for "compact":
Spartan, abbreviate, abbreviated, abridged, agree, agree to,
agreement, airtight, ammunition box, aphoristic, aposiopestic, ark,
attache case, baby, baby-sized, bandolier, bantam, banty, bargain,
bargain for, base, billfold, bin, bond, boot, box, brief,
briefcase, bristling, brusque, bunched, bunker, caisson, canister,
capsula, capsule, cardcase, carton, casket, cedar chest, chest,
cigarette case, circumscribe, cist, clamped, clipped, close,
close-knit, close-textured, close-woven, clown white, coarct,
coffer, coffin, coincident, cold cream, combine, compact,
compacted, compendious, comprehensive, compress, compressed,
concentrate, concentrated, concise, concrete, concurrent, condense,
condensed, cone, congest, congested, conjoint, conjugate, conjunct,
consolidate, consolidated, consortium, constrict, constricted,
constringe, contract, contracted, convention,
cordial understanding, corporate, cosmetics, covenant, cram,
crammed, crammed full, cramp, cramped, crate, crawling, crib,
crisp, crowd, crowded, curt, curtail, curtal, curtate, cut,
decrease, decurtate, dense, densen, densify, diminutive,
dispatch box, do a deal, docked, draw, draw in, draw together,
drugstore complexion, duodecimo, dustproof, dusttight, elliptic,
engage, entente, entente cordiale, envelope, epigrammatic, etui,
eye shadow, eyebrow pencil, fast, file, file folder, filing box,
firm, folio, foundation, foundation cream, full, gasproof,
gastight, gluey, gnomic, greasepaint, hand cream, hand lotion,
handy, hard, heavy, hermetic, hermetically sealed, holster,
hope chest, housewife, hussy, hutch, impenetrable, impermeable,
inclusive, instantaneous, integrate, jam, jam-packed, jammed,
joined, joint, kit, knit, knitted, laconic, letter file,
lightproof, lighttight, lip rouge, lipstick, little, low,
make a deal, makeup, mascara, massive, meaty, miniature,
miniaturized, minikin, minimal, minuscule, monstrance, mudpack,
mutual understanding, nail polish, narrow, nipped, nonporous,
oilproof, oiltight, ostensorium, packed, packet, packing case,
pact, paint, pillbox, pinched, pinched-in, pithy, pocket,
pocket-sized, pod, pointed, pony, populous, portfolio, powder,
powder box, powder puff, press, promise, pruned, pucker, pucker up,
puckered, puff, purse, pursed, quiver, rack, rainproof, raintight,
ram down, reduce, reliquary, reserved, rouge, sarcophagus,
scabbard, sealed, sententious, serried, set, sheath, short,
short and sweet, shorten, shortened, shut fast, skippet, small,
small-scale, smokeproof, smoketight, snuffbox, snug, socket, solid,
solidified, solidify, spectacle case, squeeze, squeezed, staunch,
stipulate, stormproof, stormtight, strangle, strangled,
strangulate, strangulated, subminiature, substantial, succinct,
summary, swarming, synopsized, synoptic, taciturn, talcum,
talcum powder, tea chest, teeming, terse, thick, thick-growing,
thickset, tight, till, tinderbox, to the point, toy, transaction,
transient, truncated, twelvemo, understanding, undertake, unite,
vanishing cream, vanity case, vasculum, vest-pocket, viscid,
viscose, viscous, wallet, war paint, wasp-waisted, water-repellant,
waterproof, watertight, windproof, windtight, wrinkle, wrinkled

compact at Dutch => English Of Explained:

compact [kɔmpɑkt]

compact at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

ักเห็นว่ายุ้ยเป็นคนขี้อ้อน]ADJ. diffident
sample:[หัวหน้างานที่เป็นคนขี้เกรงใจมักไม่ค่อยกล้ามอบหมายงานให้ลูกน้องไปทำ]N. sweat stain
sample:[เสื้อเขามีขี้เกลือขึ้นเต็มหลังเป็นรูปแผนที่เชียว]ADJ. lazy
syn:[เกียจคร้าน, สันหลังยาว]

V. lazy
syn:[เกียจคร้าน, สันหลังยาว]
sample:[เมียของเขาขี้เกียจจะตาย จนเ

compact at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective, noun, verb


1 small and easy to carry:
a compact camera * The notebook computer is small and compact and weighs only 3.6lb.

2 using or filling only a small amount of space:
The kitchen was compact but well equipped.

3 closely and firmly packed together:
a compact mass of earth * The grey clouds had become more compact and the sky suddenly grew dark.
4 (of a person or an animal) small and strong:
He had a compact and muscular body.
compactly adverb
compactness noun [U]:
He had the natural compactness of a good ball player.
1 (AmE) a small car
2 a small flat box with a mirror, containing powder that women use on their faces
3 (formal) a formal agreement between two or more people or countries
verb [VN] [usually passive] to press sth together firmly:
a layer of compacted snow

COMPACT at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

here the traffic often slows down and stops:
He drove around the outside of the town to avoid the bottleneck in the centre. * a traffic bottleneck
2 anything that slows down development or progress, particularly in business or industry:
to create / eliminate bottlenecks in the manufacturing processnoun, adjective, verb
lowest part

1 [C, usually sing.] ~ (of sth) the lowest part of sth:
Footnotes are given at the bottom of each page. * The wind blew through gaps at the top and bottom of the door. * I waited for them at the bottom of the hill. * The book I want is rig

Compact at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Compact \Com*pact"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Compacted}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Compacting}.]
1. To thrust, drive, or press closely together; to join
firmly; to consolidate; to make close; -- as the parts
which compose a body.

Now the bright sun compacts the precious stone.

2. To unite or connect firmly, as in a system.

The whole body fitly joined together and compacted
by that which every joint supplieth. --Eph. iv. 16.

Compact \Com"pact\, n. [L. compactum, fr. compacisci, p. p.
compactus, to make an agreement with; com- + pacisci to make
an agreement. See {Pact}.]
An agreement between parties; a covenant or contract.

The law of nations depends on mutual compacts,
treaties, leagues, etc. --Blackstone.

Wedlock is described as the indissoluble compact.

The federal constitution has been styled a compact
between the States by which it was ratified. --Wharton.

Syn: See {Covenant}.

Compact \Com*pact"\ (k[o^]m*p[a^]kt"), p. p. & a [L. compactus,
p. p. of compingere to join or unite; com- + pangere to
fasten, fix: cf. F. compacte. See {Pact}.]
1. Joined or held together; leagued; confederated. [Obs.]
``Compact with her that's gone.'' --Shak.

A pipe of seven reeds, compact with wax together.

2. Composed or made; -- with of. [Poetic]

A wandering fire, Compact of unctuous vapor.

3. Closely or firmly united, as the particles of solid
bodies; firm; close; solid; dense.

Glass, crystal, gems, and other compact bodies.
--Sir I.

4. Brief; close; pithy; not diffuse; not verbose; as, a
compact discourse.

Syn: Firm; close; solid; dense; pithy; sententious.

compact at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:

ДЪГОВа заварка arc welding. дъговиден, дъгообразен arched, arch-shapedвежди arched brows
дъгообразен свод vault, an arched roof/ceiling; arch1. rain
ситен ДЪЖД drizzle, mizzle, fine/drizzling rain
проливен/пороен ДЪЖД torrential/pouring rain, downpour, cloudburst, cataract
краткотраен проливен ДЪЖД shower
шибащ ДЪЖД slashing/pelting/driving rain
ДЪЖД и буря rain-storm
вали ДЪЖД it is raining, it rains
пръска ДЪЖД it is spotting/spattering with rain
вали силен/проливен ДЪЖД it,, is raining heavily
вали ДЪЖД като из ведро it is pouring with rain
разг. it is raining cats and dogs/ducks and drakes
ДЪЖДът престана the rain has stopped, it has stopped raining
на ДЪЖД е it looks like rain(ing), it is turning to rain
признаци на ДЪЖД a sign/threat of rain
под/в ДЪЖДа in the rain
излизам в ДЪЖДа go out into the rain
ДЪЖД, не ДЪЖД rain or shine
2. прен. (поток от нещо) shower, rain. (от куршуми и) flig

compact at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: closely and firmly united or packed together; "compact
soil"; "compact clusters of flowers" [ant: {loose}]
2: closely crowded together; "a compact shopping center"; "a
dense population"; "thick crowds" [syn: {dense}, {thick}]
3: heavy and compact in form or stature; "a wrestler of compact
build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a
thick middle-aged man"; "a thickset young man" [syn: {heavyset},
{stocky}, {thick}, {thickset}]
4: briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and
compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy";
"succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a
wide-ranging subject" [syn: {compendious}, {succinct}, {summary}]

n 1: a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a
woman's purse [syn: {powder compact}]
2: a signed written agreement between two or more parties
(nations) to perform some action [syn: {covenant}, {concordat}]
3: a small and economical car [syn: {compact car}]

v 1: have the property of being packable or compactable or of
compacting easily; "This powder compacts easily"; "Such
odd-shaped items do not pack well" [syn: {pack}]
2: compress into a wad; "wad paper into the box" [syn: {pack},
{bundle}, {wad}]
3: make more compact by or as if by pressing; "compress the
data" [syn: {compress}, {pack together}] [ant: {decompress}]
4: squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the
spasm contracted the muscle" [syn: {compress}, {constrict},
{squeeze}, {contract}, {press}]

compact at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


* Inter: a » RP
  • Inter: sense » nouns Inter: IPA » /ˈkɒmpækt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"kQmp{kt/
  • Inter: sense » adjective as the noun or verb
  • Inter: sense » verb Inter: IPA » /kəmˈpækt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /k@m"p{kt/
  • Inter: a » Canada Inter: IPA » /ˈkʌmpækt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"kVmp{kt/ or Inter: IPA » /kəmˈpækt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /k@m"p{kt/
  • Inter: rhymes » ækt

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » compactum||agreement|lang=la.


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • An agreement or contract.
    * agreement, contract, pact, treaty
    Inter: trans-top » agreement or contract
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|договор|m, Inter: t+ » bg|споразумение|n
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|协议|sc=Hani
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Pakt|m, Inter: t+ » de|Kontrakt|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|σύμβαση|f|tr=sýmvasi|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|συμφωνία|f|tr=symfonía|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|συμβόλαιο|n|tr=symvólaio|sc=Grek

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Irish: Inter: t+ » ga|acht|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|пакт|m|tr=pakt, Inter: t+ » ru|сделка|f|tr=sd'élka, Inter: t+ » ru|договор|m|tr=dogovór
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|acuerdo|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Etymology 2

    From Inter: etyl » enm, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » compactus|compāctus|lang=la, perfect passive participle of Inter: term » compingo|compingō|join together|lang=la, from Inter: term » com-||together|lang=la + Inter: term » pango|pangō|fasten|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » pag-||to fasten|lang=ine-pro.


    Inter: en-ad » j
  • Closely packed, i.e. packing much in a small space.
    1. Having all necessary features fitting neatly into a small space.
    2. Inter: mathematics » of a set in an Euclidean space Closed and bounded.
    3. : A set S of real numbers is called compact if every sequence in S has a subsequence that converges to an element again contained in S.
    4. Inter: topolog » y Such that every exhaustion of it by (overlapping) open balls has the property that some finitely many of those balls will also cover it.
    5. Inter: topology » of a set Such that every open cover of the given set has a finite subcover.
      * Inter: sense » closely packed concentrated, dense, serried, solid, thick, tight
      Derived terms
      * compact car

  • compact disc
  • locally compact
    Inter: trans-top » closely packed
  • Inter: ttbc » bg: Inter: t+ » bg|сбит, Inter: t+ » bg|плътен
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|紧凑|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|緊湊|sc=Hani
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|compact
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tiivis, Inter: t- » fi|kompakti
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|compact
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|συμπαγής|m|tr=sympagís|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|πυκνός|m|tr=pyknós|sc=Grek

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|דחוס|tr=dakhús
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|kompakt
    • Irish: Inter: t » ga|dlúth
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|compatto
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|compact|m|n
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|компактный|tr=kompáktnyj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|плотный|tr=plótnyj|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|compacto

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » having all necessary features fitting neatly into a small space
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|компактен
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|compact
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kompakti
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|compact

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|περιεκτικός|m|tr=periektikós|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|συμπαγής|m|tr=sympagís|sc=Grek
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|compact|m|n
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|компактный|tr=kompáktnyj|sc=Cyrl
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|kompakt

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » topological sense
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|compact
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|kompakt
    • Greek: Inter: t- » el|συμπεπιεσμένος|m|tr=sympepiesménos|sc=Grek
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|קומפקטי|tr=kompákti

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|kompakt
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|compact|m|n
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|kompakt

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Category: Image - :vintage compact1.jpg|thumb|right|Vintage black enamel compact, c. 1960s
    Inter: en-nou » n
  • A small, slim folding case, often featuring a mirror, powder and a powderpuff; that fits into a woman's purse or handbag, or that slips into ones pocket.
    1. A broadsheet newspaper published in the size of a tabloid but keeping its non-sensational style.
    2. 2012, BBC News: Dundee Courier makes move to compact []:
    3. : The Dundee Courier has announced the newspaper will be relaunching as a compact later this week. Editor Richard Neville said a "brighter, bolder" paper would appear from Saturday, shrunk from broadsheet to tabloid size.
      Inter: trans-top » small, slim folding case, often holding a mirror

  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|πουδριέρα|f|tr=poudriéra|sc=Grek

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: l » ja|コンパクト (konpakuto)

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » newspaper format
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Inter: pedialite » Compact (cosmetics)


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: transitiv » e To make more dense; to compress.
    * Inter: sense » make more dense compress, condense
    Inter: trans-top » make more dense
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|сбивам, Inter: t+ » bg|сгъстявам
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|compactificeren, Inter: t+ » nl|samenpersen
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|συμπυκνώνω|tr=sympyknóno|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|συμπτύσσω|tr=symptýsso|sc=Grek

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|דחס|tr=dakhás
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|comhdhlúthaigh, Inter: t- » ga|dlúthaigh
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|compactar

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * accompt
    Category: Category:English heteronyms -



    Inter: nl-adj » sup=compactest
  • compact Inter: qualifier » closely packed, dense
    1. compact Inter: qualifier » having all necessary features fitting neatly into a small space


      Inter: nl-decl-ad » j



    Inter: fr-ad » j
  • compact Inter: qualifier » closely packed, dense
    1. compact Inter: qualifier » having all necessary features fitting neatly into a small space


      Inter: fr-noun » m

  • compact disc
  • music center Inter: qualifier » US, music centre Inter: qualifier » UK
  • compact camera


    * Inter: sense » compact disc Compact Disc, disque compact

  • Translation: ar » compact
    Translation: et » compact
    Translation: es » compact
    Translation: eo » compact
    Translation: fa » compact
    Translation: fr » compact
    Translation: ko » compact
    Translation: hr » compact
    Translation: io » compact
    Translation: it » compact
    Translation: kn » compact
    Translation: lt » compact
    Translation: hu » compact
    Translation: mg » compact
    Translation: my » compact
    Translation: nl » compact
    Translation: ja » compact
    Translation: km » compact
    Translation: pl » compact
    Translation: ru » compact
    Category: simple:compact -
    Translation: fi » compact
    Translation: sv » compact
    Translation: ta » compact
    Translation: te » compact
    Translation: tr » compact
    Translation: vi » compact
    Translation: zh » compact