What does the word compose mean?

Usage examples for compose

  1. 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? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  2. I'm telling the t- truth, Speug, and I never tell lies, but sometimes I compose t- tales. – Young Barbarians by Ian Maclaren
  3. 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 by Eleanor Frances Poynter