Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “compost”

See all translations

compost

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈkɒmpɒst/
a mixture of decayed leaves and plants that is added to the soil to improve its quality: a compost heap Improving fertility and pest control
Translations of “compost”
in Korean 퇴비…
in Arabic سِماد…
in French compost…
in Turkish yaprak ve bitkilerden oluşan doğal gübre…
in Italian compost, miscela ferilizzante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 混合肥料, 堆肥…
in Russian компост…
in Polish kompost…
in Spanish abono orgánico…
in Portuguese adubo…
in German der Kompost…
in Catalan compost…
in Japanese 腐葉土…
in Chinese (Simplified) 混合肥料, 堆肥…
(Definition of compost from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “compost” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

lamb

a young sheep, or the flesh of a young sheep eaten as meat

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More