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English definition of “compound”

compound

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈkɒmpaʊnd/
MIXTURE a substance that is a combination of two or more elements: Water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen.Specific chemicals, chemical compounds and gasesSubstances and structures in the bodyTypes of chemical
AREA an area of land with a group of buildings surrounded by a fence or wall: a prison compoundGardens and yards
GRAMMAR ( also compound noun/verb/adjective) a noun, verb, or adjective that is made by two or more words used together. For example, 'golf club' is a compound.Morphology and parts of words
(Definition of compound noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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