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compost Explained

compost at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


compost at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1388, from M.Fr. composte "mixture of leaves, etc., for fertilizing land," also "condiment," from V.L. *composita, from L. compositus (see composite). ///

compost at Interlingua => English Of Explained:

compost-see componer

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

n [U] [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: 'mixture, combination', from Medieval Latin compositum, from Latin compositus; COMPOSITE1]// a mixture of decayed plants, leaves etc used to improve the quality of soil//
compost 2 v [T] to make plants, leaves etc into compost//

compost at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Mass of rotted organic matter made from decomposed plant materials or from waste-plant residues. It is used in agriculture and gardening generally to improve soil structure rather than as a fertilizer, because it is low in plant nutrients. When properly prepared, it is free of obnoxious odors. Composts commonly contain about 2% nitrogen, 0.5-1% phosphorus, and about 2% potassium. Lime and nitrogen fertilizers and manure may be added to speed decomposition. The nitrogen of compost becomes available slowly and in small amounts. Because of their low nutrient content, composts are applied in large amounts.

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

25 Moby Thesaurus words for "compost":
admixture, ammonia, castor-bean meal, commercial fertilizer,
commixture, composite, compound, dressing, dung, enrichener,
fertilizer, fusion, guano, immixture, interfusion, intermixture,
manure, mix, muck, night soil, nitrate, nitrogen,
organic fertilizer, phosphate, superphosphate

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

noun, verb
noun [U, C] a mixture of decayed plants, food, etc. that can be added to soil to help plants grow:
potting compost (= a mixture of soil and compost that you can buy to grow new plants in) * a compost heap (= a place in the garden where leaves, plants, etc. are piled, to make compost)
verb [VN]
1 to make sth into compost:
Cover the area with composted bark or peat.
2 to put compost on or in sth

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

Compost \Com"post\, v. t.
1. To manure with compost.

2. To mingle, as different fertilizing substances, in a mass
where they will decompose and form into a compost.

Compost \Com"post\ (?; 277), n.[OF. compost, fr. L. compositus,
p. p. See {Composite}.]
1. A mixture; a compound. [R.]

A sad compost of more bitter than sweet. --Hammond.

2. (Agric.) A mixture for fertilizing land; esp., a
composition of various substances (as muck, mold, lime,
and stable manure) thoroughly mingled and decomposed, as
in a compost heap.

And do not spread the compost on the weeds To make
them ranker. --Shak.

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

n : a mixture of decaying vegetation and manure; used as a

v : convert to compost; "compost organic debris"

compost at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


* Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /kɑmpoʊst/
  • Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /kɒmpɒst/
  • Inter: hyphenation » com|post


    From Inter: etyl » la


    Inter: en-noun » -

  • The decayed remains of organic matter that has rotted into a natural fertilizer
    1. : Dig plenty of compost into clay or sandy soil to improve its structure.


      Inter: trans-top » decayed remains of organic matter

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|компост|m|tr=kompóst|sc=Cyrl
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|堆肥|tr=duīféi|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|kompost|m
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|kompost|c
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|compost|m|n
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kompostimulta, Inter: t- » fi|komposti|sc=Cyrl
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|compost|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Kompost|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|堆肥|tr=たいひ, taihi|sc=Jpan
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|퇴비|tr=toebi|sc=Kore (Inter: t+ » ko|堆肥|sc=Kore)
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|kompost|m
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|kompost|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|компост|m|tr=kompóst|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|перегной|m|tr=peregnój|sc=Cyrl
    • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|kompost|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|compost|m
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|phân trộn

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • To produce compost, let organic matter decay into fertilizer
    1. : If you compost your grass clippings, you can improve your soil.


      Inter: trans-top » to produce compost

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|компостирам
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|kompostovat
  • Danish: kompostere
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|composteren
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kompostoida
  • German: Inter: t- » de|kompostieren

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|compostare
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|kompostere
    • Polish: kompostować
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|kompostovať
    • Slovene: kompostirati

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » sh: kompost
    • Inter: ttbc » fr: composter
    • Inter: ttbc » he: רקבובית (raqbuvyt) {{f}} (noun)
    • Inter: ttbc » ja: kaamposatu, kaanposatu
    • Inter: ttbc » ko: kamposatu, kanposatu

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » la: compostus? {{m}}
  • Inter: ttbc » pt: compost
  • Inter: ttbc » es: compost

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * mulch (sometimes used interchangeably with compost)
    • humus

    Category: Category:en:Agriculture -



    Inter: ca-adj » mpl=compostos
  • compound
    1. : Inter: usex » ull compost|t=compound eye


      Inter: ca-noun » m

  • Inter: l » en|compost


    Inter: head » ca|verb form

  • Inter: ca-verb form of » t=past|m=ptc|compondre

  • Dutch


    From Inter: etyl » en|nl


    Inter: nl-noun » m|g2=n|-|-
  • compost, natural fertilizer produced by decaying organic matter

    Derived terms

    * composteren
    • compostering



    From Inter: etyl » en|fr


    Inter: fr-noun » m
  • compost, natural fertilizer produced by decaying organic matter

    Derived terms

    * compostage {{m}}
    • composter



    From Inter: etyl » en|it


    Inter: head » it|noun|g=m Inter: in » v
  • compost

  • Translation: ar » compost
    Translation: de » compost
    Translation: et » compost
    Translation: el » compost
    Translation: es » compost
    Translation: fr » compost
    Translation: ko » compost
    Translation: io » compost
    Translation: it » compost
    Translation: kn » compost
    Translation: mg » compost
    Translation: ml » compost
    Translation: my » compost
    Translation: nl » compost
    Translation: pl » compost
    Translation: ru » compost
    Translation: fi » compost
    Translation: ta » compost
    Translation: te » compost
    Translation: vi » compost
    Translation: zh » compost