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1. compact

adjective. ['ˈkɑːmpækt, kəmˈpækt'] closely and firmly united or packed together.

Synonyms

  • tight
  • impacted
  • wedged
  • cloggy
  • consolidated
  • serried
  • close-packed
  • packed
  • concentrated
  • heavy

Antonyms

  • loose
  • louden
  • be well
  • untie

Etymology

  • compactum (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Compact

  • counterattacked
  • transact
  • subtract
  • protract
  • overreact
  • inexact
  • extract
  • distract
  • contract
  • abstract
  • retract
  • reenact
  • medfact
  • diffract
  • detract
  • unpacked
  • repacked
  • redact
  • interact
  • intact
  • impact
  • exact
  • attract
  • whacked
  • tract
  • tracked
  • tracht
  • stacked
  • snacked
  • smacked

Example sentences of the word compact


1. Adjective
Look for stem ends that look freshly cut and leaves that are compact.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The issue could be with the compact disc itself or with the laser lens inside the CD player.

3. Verb, base form
The soil will compact itself more after the first watering, and more soil will need to be added.

Quotes containing the word compact


1. He was always so zealous and honorable in fulfilling his compact with me, that he made me zealous and honorable in fulfilling mine with him. If he had shown indifference as a master, I have no doubt I should have returned the compliment as a pupil. He gave me no such excuse, and each of us did the other justice.
- Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

2. compact

noun. ['ˈkɑːmpækt, kəmˈpækt'] a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse.

Synonyms

  • case

Antonyms

  • unclog
  • unstuff

Etymology

  • compactum (Latin)

3. compact

adjective. ['ˈkɑːmpækt, kəmˈpækt'] briefly giving the gist of something.

Synonyms

  • compendious
  • summary
  • concise

Antonyms

  • soothe
  • refrain
  • undercharge
  • decompression

Etymology

  • compactum (Latin)

4. compact

noun. ['ˈkɑːmpækt, kəmˈpækt'] a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action.

Synonyms

  • written agreement
  • covenant

Antonyms

  • fire
  • stretch
  • stay

Etymology

  • compactum (Latin)

5. compact

noun. ['ˈkɑːmpækt, kəmˈpækt'] a small and economical car.

Synonyms

  • car
  • motorcar
  • automobile
  • machine
  • compact car

Antonyms

  • stimulate
  • deprive
  • fat person
  • increase

Etymology

  • compactum (Latin)

6. compact

adjective. ['ˈkɑːmpækt, kəmˈpækt'] having a short and solid form or stature.

Synonyms

  • heavyset
  • little
  • thickset
  • stocky
  • thick

Antonyms

  • unclasp
  • pull
  • gain
  • be born

Etymology

  • compactum (Latin)

7. compact

verb. ['ˈkɑːmpækt, kəmˈpækt'] squeeze or press together.

Synonyms

  • overbear
  • gag
  • strangulate
  • strangle
  • fret
  • constrict
  • squeeze
  • choke
  • scrag
  • astringe
  • contract
  • tighten
  • convulse
  • compress
  • prim
  • press

Antonyms

  • unscrew
  • cry
  • improper
  • undress

Etymology

  • compactum (Latin)

8. compact

verb. ['ˈkɑːmpækt, kəmˈpækt'] compress into a wad.

Synonyms

  • set up
  • puddle
  • arrange
  • wad
  • pack

Antonyms

  • sober
  • lax
  • permeable
  • leaky

Etymology

  • compactum (Latin)

9. compact

verb. ['ˈkɑːmpækt, kəmˈpækt'] have the property of being packable or of compacting easily.

Synonyms

  • bundle
  • wad
  • pack

Antonyms

  • generous
  • open
  • undemanding
  • easy

Etymology

  • compactum (Latin)

10. compact

verb. ['ˈkɑːmpækt, kəmˈpækt'] make more compact by or as if by pressing.

Synonyms

  • pack together
  • tamp
  • squeeze
  • tamp down
  • compress
  • wedge
  • pack
  • press

Antonyms

  • unrefined
  • delay
  • cool
  • arenaceous

Etymology

  • compactum (Latin)
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