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compost

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noun com·post \ˈkäm-ˌpōst, especially British -ˌpäst\

Definition of compost

  1. 1 :  a mixture that consists largely of decayed organic matter and is used for fertilizing and conditioning land

  2. 2 :  mixture, compound

Origin and Etymology of compost

Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin compostum, from Latin, neuter of compositus, compostus, past participle of componere


First Known Use: 1587

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms


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compost

verb com·post

Definition of compost

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to convert (a material, such as plant debris) to compost

compostable

play \ˈkäm-ˌpō-stə-bəl\ adjective

composter

play \ˈkäm-ˌpō-stər\ noun

Examples of compost in a Sentence

  1. We compost leaves in our backyard.

1829

First Known Use of compost

1829

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms



COMPOST Defined for English Language Learners

compost

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noun

Definition of compost for English Language Learners

  • : a decayed mixture of plants (such as leaves and grass) that is used to improve the soil in a garden

compost

verb

Definition of compost for English Language Learners

  • : to change (plant materials) into compost


COMPOST Defined for Kids

compost

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noun com·post \ˈkäm-ˌpōst\

Definition of compost for Students

  1. :  decayed organic material (as of leaves and grass) used to improve soil especially for growing crops



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