- Compost is defined as a mixture of something, usually vegetable or other organic waste.
The soil mix used to fertilize and condition garden beds is an example of compost.
- The definition of compost means to mix vegetable and other organic waste together and to let them decompose.
Taking your veggie scraps and putting them in a worm bin is an example of to compost.
- a mixture; compound
- decayed organic matter used as a soil fertilizer and made variously from grass clippings, leaves, kitchen scraps, manure, etc. that are combined and allowed to decompose in a pile (compost heap) or bin
Origin of compostMiddle English ; from Old French composte, condiment (from source French compote) ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form composita ; from Classical Latin compositus: see composite
transitive verbcom·post·ed, com·post·ing, com·posts
- To convert (vegetable matter) to compost.
- To fertilize with compost.
Origin of compostMiddle English composte, from Old French, mixture, compost, from Latin compositum, mixture, from neuter past participle of compōnere, to put together; see component.
(countable and uncountable, plural composts)
(third-person singular simple present composts, present participle composting, simple past and past participle composted)
- To produce compost, let organic matter decay into fertilizer
- If you compost your grass clippings, you can improve your soil.