compound (

     adj 1: (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several
            similar parts or lobes [ant: simple]
     2: consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or
        elements or parts; "soap is a compound substance";
        "housetop is a compound word"; "a blackberry is a compound
     3: (zoology) composed of many distinct individuals united to
        form a whole or colony; "coral is a colonial organism"
        [syn: colonial]
     n 1: (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or
          more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by
          weight [syn: chemical compound]
     2: a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
     3: an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in
        the Orient)
     v 1: make more intense, stronger, or more marked; "The efforts
          were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike
          for her", "Potsmokers claim it heightens their
          awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"
          [syn: intensify, heighten, deepen]
     2: put or add together; "combine resources" [syn: combine]
     3: calculate principal and interest
     4: create by mixing or combining
     5: combine so as to form a whole; mix; "compound the
        ingredients" [syn: combine]