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Compact meaning

compact - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. squeeze or press together; " she compressed her lips"; " the spasm contracted the muscle"
  2. 2. Joined or held together; leagued; confederated.
  3. 3. Composed or made; -- with of.
  4. 4. Closely or firmly united, as the particles of solid bodies; firm; close; solid; dense.
  5. 5. Brief; close; pithy; not diffuse; not verbose; as, a compact discourse.
  6. 6. To thrust, drive, or press closely together; to join firmly; to consolidate; to make close; -- as the parts which compose a body.
  7. 7. To unite or connect firmly, as in a system.
  8. 8. An agreement between parties; a covenant or contract.
  9. 9. A mutual agreement; league; bargain.
  10. 10. Closely united; firm; brief.
  11. 11. To fasten or bind together; consolidate; league with.

compact - examples of usage

  1. Our compact is going to hold in spite of all I've said? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. At the turn of the staircase Katharine turned to look back, trusting to this last glance to seal their compact of good friendship. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. There was no compact about in between me and the man who supplied her with the meal. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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