Compound

What is Compound ?

Compound is (adj) made up of several parts(noun) 1. a chemical made up of two or more elements Water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen. 2. buildings and land enclosed by a fence Guard dogs patrol the compound at night. Soldiers were guarding the embassy compound. 3. a word made from two or more separate words, e.g. ‘peace process'(verb) 1. to make something worse 2. to agree with creditors to pay part of the money owed

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level