Thesaurus

compact

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of compact

(Entry 1 of 3)

1 having a consistency that does not easily yield to pressure
  • a mattress with a compact foam core

Synonyms for compact

Words Related to compact

Near Antonyms for compact

Antonyms for compact

2 having little space between items or parts
  • compact soil that should provide good support for the plant

Synonyms for compact

Words Related to compact

Near Antonyms for compact

Antonyms for compact

compact

noun

Synonyms of compact (Entry 2 of 3)

1 a formal agreement between two or more nations or peoples
  • a five-nation compact to control drug traffic

Synonyms for compact

Words Related to compact

2 an arrangement about action to be taken
  • the two made a compact never to artificially prolong the other's life in the event of incapacitating illness or injury

Synonyms for compact

Words Related to compact

compact

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of compact (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to bring (something) to a central point or under a single control
  • the media giant decided to compact all of its far-flung operations onto a single site

Synonyms for compact

Words Related to compact

Near Antonyms for compact

Antonyms for compact

2 to reduce in size or volume by or as if by pressing parts or members together
  • compact the snow into a tight ball for throwing

Synonyms for compact

Words Related to compact

Near Antonyms for compact

Antonyms for compact

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about compact

Time Traveler for compact

Time Traveler

The first known use of compact was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Compact.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/compact. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on compact

Dictionary: Definition of compact

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with compact

Medical Dictionary: Definition of compact

Spanish Central: Translation of compact

Nglish: Translation of compact for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of compact for Arabic Speakers

Comments on compact

What made you want to look up compact? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!