compost

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /kɑmpoʊst/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /kɒmpɒst/
  • Hyphenation: com‧post

Etymology[edit]

From Old Northern French composte (mixture of leaves, manure, etc., for fertilizing land" also "condiment), from Latin compositus (composed, compound), from componere. Cognate with compote.

Noun[edit]

compost (countable and uncountable, plural composts)

  1. The decayed remains of organic matter that has rotted into a natural fertilizer
    Dig plenty of compost into clay or sandy soil to improve its structure.
  2. (obsolete) A mixture; a compound.
    • Hammond
      A sad compost of more bitter than sweet.

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Verb[edit]

compost (third-person singular simple present composts, present participle composting, simple past and past participle composted)

  1. To produce compost, let organic matter decay into fertilizer
    If you compost your grass clippings, you can improve your soil.

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See also[edit]

  • mulch (sometimes used interchangeably with compost)
  • humus

Catalan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

compost m (feminine composta, masculine plural composts or compostos, feminine plural compostes)

  1. compound
    ull compost
    compound eye

Noun[edit]

compost m (plural composts or compostos)

  1. compost

Verb[edit]

compost

  1. Past participle of compondre.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

compost m, n (uncountable)

  1. compost, natural fertilizer produced by decaying organic matter

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Norman French composte (mixture of leaves, manure, etc., for fertilizing land" also "condiment), from Latin compositus (composed, compound), from componere. Modern French spelling influenced by English. Cognate with compote.

Noun[edit]

compost m (plural composts)

  1. compost, natural fertilizer produced by decaying organic matter

Derived terms[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English

Noun[edit]

compost m (invariable)

  1. compost