compact


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Compact \Com"pact\ (k[o^]m"p[a^]kt), n. [L. compactum, fr.
   compacisci, p. p. compactus, to make an agreement with; com-
   + pacisci to make an agreement. See Pact.]
   An agreement between parties; a covenant or contract.
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         The law of nations depends on mutual compacts,
         treaties, leagues, etc.                  --Blackstone.
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         Wedlock is described as the indissoluble compact.
                                                  --Macaulay.
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         The federal constitution has been styled a compact
         between the States by which it was ratified. --Wharton.

   Syn: See Covenant.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Compact \Com*pact"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compacted; p. pr. &
   vb. n. Compacting.]
   1. To thrust, drive, or press closely together; to join
      firmly; to consolidate; to make close; -- as the parts
      which compose a body.
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            Now the bright sun compacts the precious stone.
                                                  --Blackstone.
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   2. To unite or connect firmly, as in a system.
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            The whole body fitly joined together and compacted
            by that which every joint supplieth.  --Eph. iv. 16.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Compact \Com*pact"\ (k[o^]m*p[a^]kt"), p. p. & a. [L. compactus,
   p. p. of compingere to join or unite; com- + pangere to
   fasten, fix: cf. F. compacte. See Pact.]
   1. Joined or held together; leagued; confederated. [Obs.]
      "Compact with her that's gone." --Shak.
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            A pipe of seven reeds, compact with wax together.
                                                  --Peacham.
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   2. Composed or made; -- with of. [Poetic]
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            A wandering fire,
            Compact of unctuous vapor.            --Milton.
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   3. Closely or firmly united, as the particles of solid
      bodies; firm; close; solid; dense.
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            Glass, crystal, gems, and other compact bodies.
                                                  --Sir I.
                                                  Newton.
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   4. Brief; close; pithy; not diffuse; not verbose; as, a
      compact discourse.

   Syn: Firm; close; solid; dense; pithy; sententious.
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