Compose Definition

composed, composes, composing
composed, composes, composing
To form in combination; make up; constitute.
Mortar is composed of lime, sand, and water.
Webster's New World
To set type.
Webster's New World
To create musical or literary works.
Webster's New World
To put together; put in proper order or form.
Webster's New World
To adjust or settle; reconcile.
To compose differences.
Webster's New World

Origin of Compose

  • From Old French composer (“to compose, compound, adjust, settle”), from Latin componere (“to put together, compose”), from com- (“together”) + ponere (“to put, place”)

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

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