compostnoun [ U ]uk /ˈkɒm.pɒst/ us /ˈkɑːm.poʊst/
verb [ T ] uk us
Examples from literature
- Compost is like dung – full of nutrients for the soil.
- Crops were fertilized using animal manure and compost.
- People also use animal waste, dead plants, and old food to make compost.
- People use compost in their gardens to make the soil better.
- A good place for the leaves is the compost heap.
- All compost, dung, soil, and ashes arising on the farm were to be bestowed upon it.
- It grows best in a compost of loam, peat, and sand, with a south or west aspect.
- Press this compost firmly into the pots to within half an inch of the top.
- Such a pile of rotting vegetable matter is called a compost pile.