Com"post [OF. compost, fr. L. compositus, p. p. See Composite.]

1.

A mixture; a compound.

[R.]

A sad compost of more bitter than sweet. Hammond.

2. Agric.

A mixture for fertilizing land; esp., a composition of various substances (as muck, mold, lime, and stable manure) thoroughly mingled and decomposed, as in a compost heap.

And do not spread the compost on the weeds To make them ranker. Shak.

 

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Com"post, v. t.

1.

To manure with compost.

2.

To mingle, as different fertilizing substances, in a mass where they will decompose and form into a compost.

 

© Webster 1913.

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