Definitions For Compound


  • An enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)
  • A whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
  • (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight


  • Put or add together
  • Make more intense, stronger, or more marked
  • Combine so as to form a whole; mix
  • Create by mixing or combining
  • Calculate principal and interest
  • To make (something, such as an error or problem) worse : to add to (something bad)
  • To pay interest on both an amount of money and the interest it has already earned
  • To form (something) by combining separate things


  • Composed of more than one part


  • Composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony
  • Consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts

Is Compound a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Compound is worth 15 points in Scrabble and 20 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Compound in a Sentence

  • The interest is compounded at regular intervals.
  • We compounded our error by waiting too long to call for help
  • “Steamboat” is a compound noun.
  • “I told him to leave and he left” is a compound sentence.

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