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Meaning of COMPOST

Pronunciation:  'kâmpowst

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a mixture of decaying vegetation and manure; used as a fertilizer
  2. [v]  convert to compost, as of organic debris

COMPOST is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: change over, composition, convert



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Com"post\ (?; 277), n.[OF. compost, fr. L. compositus,
    p. p. See {Composite}.]
    1. A mixture; a compound. [R.]
             A sad compost of more bitter than sweet. --Hammond.
    2. (Agric.) A mixture for fertilizing land; esp., a
       composition of various substances (as muck, mold, lime,
       and stable manure) thoroughly mingled and decomposed, as
       in a compost heap.
             And do not spread the compost on the weeds To make
             them ranker.                          --Shak.
  2. \Com"post\, v. t.
    1. To manure with compost.
    2. To mingle, as different fertilizing substances, in a mass
       where they will decompose and form into a compost.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A mix of different types of organic matter, all of it decaying, such as fallen leaves, bananna peels and/or manure; a mulch. It is used as a fertilizer or to rejuvenate soil. The word can be a noun or verb.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: admixture, ammonia, castor-bean meal, commercial fertilizer, commixture, composite, compound, dressing, dung, enrichener, fertilizer, fusion, guano, immixture, interfusion, intermixture, manure, mix, muck, night soil, nitrate, nitrogen, organic fertilizer, phosphate, superphosphate