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compact - Dictionary definition and meaning for word compact

(noun) a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse
Synonyms : powder compact

(noun) a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
Synonyms : concordat , covenant

(noun) a small and economical car
Synonyms : compact car

(verb) have the property of being packable or of compacting easily
Synonyms : pack
Example Sentence
  • This powder compacts easily
  • Such odd-shaped items do not pack well

(verb) compress into a wad
Synonyms : bundle , pack , wad
Example Sentence
  • wad paper into the box

(verb) make more compact by or as if by pressing
Synonyms : compress , pack together
Example Sentence
  • compress the data

(verb) squeeze or press together
Synonyms : compress , constrict , contract , press , squeeze
Example Sentence
  • she compressed her lips
  • the spasm contracted the muscle

(adj) closely and firmly united or packed together
Example Sentence
  • compact soil
  • compact clusters of flowers

(adj) having a short and solid form or stature
Synonyms : heavyset , stocky , thick , thickset
Example Sentence
  • a wrestler of compact build
  • he was tall and heavyset
  • stocky legs
  • a thickset young man

(adj) briefly giving the gist of something
Synonyms : compendious , succinct , summary
Example Sentence
  • a short and compendious book
  • a compact style is brief and pithy
  • succinct comparisons
  • a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for compact

com+PACT.. A pact is an agreement
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by vedantb

Com-together, pact is similar to pack- means packed together or tight
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by anubhavsingh

com PACT- pact means greementa written a
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by michael.john.majhi

compact= co+pact and pact= agreement
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by karanvirani90

come and sign a pact(compact) that you will compact this in briefcase by contracting not breaking.
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by foolhardy

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