GreenGonzo - The best way to Freecycle!

Meaning of Compise

GG Dictionary
Definition Finder

There's simply no easier way to freecycle than with GreenGonzo. As an experiment GreenGonzo are testing out their new dictionary facility. If you want to use our freecycling services please visit our main website. If you want to search our dictionary please use the box below.

  • To be made up of, to consist of
         The Union comprises fifty states.
  • To include, to contain
         This box comprises all my belongings.
  • (informal) To compose
         The Union is comprised of fifty states.
  • Note: this usage is often considered incorrect. The example above in the passive means the fifty states comprise the Union, which is incorrect. Strictly speaking, the Union comprises fifty states, whereas fifty states compose the Union. See compose
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Com*prise" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Comprised (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Comprising.] [From F. compris, comprise, p. p. of comprendre, L. comprehendere. See Comprehend.] To comprehend; to include.

Comprise much matter in few words.

Friendship does two souls in one comprise.

Syn. -- To embrace; include; comprehend; contain; encircle; inclose; involve; imply.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

You arrived here by searching for Compise
The correct spelling of this word ought to be: Comprise

Thank you for trying out the GreenGonzo encyclopedia. This is an experimental directory and we cannot explicitly vouch for its accuracy.