Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To Make up of parts; construct; form; constitute.

Part of speech: verb

To tranquilize; calm; reconcile; arrange; settle.

Part of speech: verb

To engage in composition.

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Usage examples "compose":

  1. She could perfectly figure to herself the piles of notes and gold that would flow in upon her; and how she would then write to Monsieur Horace at the address he had given her; and then Madelon had in her own mind a distinct little picture of herself, pouring out a bag of gold at Monsieur Horace's feet, with a little discourse, which there was still time enough to compose! - "My Little Lady", Eleanor Frances Poynter.
  2. I do not know that General Branch is present with his brigade, but I do know that the troops at Hanover compose Branch's brigade. - "Who Goes There?", Blackwood Ketcham Benson.
  3. I'm telling the t- truth, Speug, and I never tell lies, but sometimes I compose t- tales. - "Young Barbarians", Ian Maclaren.