Definitions for compact

Definitions for (noun) compact

Main entry: compact, powder compact

Definition: a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse

Main entry: compact, compact car

Definition: a small and economical car

Main entry: compact, concordat, covenant

Definition: a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action

Definitions for (verb) compact

Main entry: press, compact, compress, constrict, contract, squeeze

Definition: squeeze or press together

Usage: she compressed her lips; the spasm contracted the muscle

Main entry: compact, compress, pack together

Definition: make more compact by or as if by pressing

Usage: compress the data

Main entry: wad, bundle, compact, pack

Definition: compress into a wad

Usage: wad paper into the box

Main entry: pack, compact

Definition: have the property of being packable or of compacting easily

Usage: This powder compacts easily; Such odd-shaped items do not pack well

Definitions for (adj) compact

Main entry: compact

Definition: closely and firmly united or packed together

Usage: compact soil; compact clusters of flowers

Main entry: compact, compendious, succinct, summary

Definition: briefly giving the gist of something

Usage: a short and compendious book; a compact style is brief and pithy; succinct comparisons; a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject

Main entry: compact, stocky, thick, thickset, heavyset

Definition: having a short and solid form or stature

Usage: a wrestler of compact build; he was tall and heavyset; stocky legs; a thickset young man

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