to divide into parts; subdivide; partition
Origin of compart; from Old French compartir or Late Latin compartiri ; from com-, intensive + partiri, partire: see part,
transitive verbcom·part·ed, com·part·ing, com·parts
To divide into parts.
Origin of compartObsolete French compartir, from Italian compartire, from Late Latin compart&imacron;r&imacron;, to share : Latin com-, com- + Latin part&imacron;r&imacron;, to divide (from pars, part-, a part; see per&schwa;-2 in Indo-European roots).
(third-person singular simple present comparts, present participle comparting, simple past and past participle comparted)
- To divide into smaller parts; to divide into compartments.
- To arrange or lay out according to a plan, with due distribution and disposition of parts.
- If I behold what inventions men have in comparting Musical intervals...