dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


4 definitions found
 for Compost
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Compost \Com"post\, v. t.
     1. To manure with compost.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To mingle, as different fertilizing substances, in a mass
        where they will decompose and form into a compost.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Compost \Com"post\ (?; 277), n. [OF. compost, fr. L. compositus,
     p. p. See Composite.]
     1. A mixture; a compound. [R.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              A sad compost of more bitter than sweet. --Hammond.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              And do not spread the compost on the weeds
              To make them ranker.                  --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  compost
      n 1: a mixture of decaying vegetation and manure; used as a
           fertilizer
      v 1: convert to compost; "compost organic debris"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  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
  
  

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229