- 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.
compost definition by Webster's New World
- a mixture; compound
- a mixture of decomposing vegetable refuse, manure, etc. for fertilizing and conditioning soil
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French composte, condiment (from source French compote) ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form composita ; from Classical Latin compositus: see composite
compost definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A mixture of decaying organic matter, as from leaves and manure, used to improve soil structure and provide nutrients.
- A composition; a mixture.
- To fertilize with a mixture of decaying organic matter.
- To convert (vegetable matter) to compost.
Origin: Middle English compote, from Old French, mixture, compost, from Latin compositum, mixture, from neuter past participle of compōnere, to put together; see component.
compost - Science Definition