Get Your Premium Membership

Compact

Definition

[n] a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse
[n] a small and economical car
[n] a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
[adj] closely and firmly united or packed together; "compact soil"; "compact clusters of flowers"
[adj] closely crowded together; "a compact shopping center"; "a dense population"; "thick crowds"
[adj] briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject"
[adj] heavy and compact in form or stature; "a wrestler of compact build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a thick middle-aged man"; "a thickset young man"
[v] squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the muscle contracted"
[v] make more compact by or as if by pressing; "compress the data"
[v] compress into a wad; "wad paper into the box"
[v] have the property of being packable or compactable or of compacting easily; "This powder compacts easily"; "Such odd-shaped items do not pack well"

Related Information

More Compact Links

Antonyms

loose