The orator composed his speech over the week prior.
Nine numbered symphonies, including the Fifth, were composed by Beethoven.
It's difficult to compose without absolute silence.
The editor composed a historical journal from many individual letters.
Try to compose your thoughts.
The defendant couldn't compose herself and was found in contempt.
An exhibit composed of French paintings; the many ethnic groups that compose our nation.
Compose yourself and deal with the problems logically.
They managed to compose their differences.
Mortar is composed of lime, sand, and water.
To compose differences.
An example of compose is form a flower arrangment from a combination of flowers, leaves and fruits.
An example of compose is to line up a group of pictures by the date the picture was taken.
An example of compose is to write a song.
Origin of compose
- Middle English composen from Old French composer alteration (influenced by poser to put, place) of Latin compōnere component
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition