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compact disk a palm-sized disk on which music, data, or the like has been digitally encoded, that is read by laser and transmitted to a playback device; optical disk.
compactor a machine that compresses or grinds up trash for easy disposal.
compadre a close friend, companion, or partner; buddy.
companion one who associates with another or others. [3 definitions]
companionable having friendly qualities; congenial.
companionate of, by, or like companions.
companionship the relationship existing between or among companions.
companionway a stairway or ladder leading from one deck of a ship to another.
company a business firm. [7 definitions]
company store a retail store operated as a monopoly by the same company that employs the local work force.
comparable able to be compared due to having a certain amount of commonality; deserving comparison. [2 definitions]
comparative of or involving comparison. [5 definitions]
comparative literature the comparative study of various national literatures to identify common characteristics, mutual influences, common sources, or the like.
compare to note the likenesses and differences of. [5 definitions]
compare apples to oranges to make a comparison between two things that make no sense to be compared because they are not alike all.
compare notes to exchange opinions, impressions, or observations.
comparison the process or result of comparing or of being compared. [2 definitions]
compartment a part sectioned off from a larger whole. [3 definitions]
compartmentalize to divide or separate into compartments or categories.
compass an instrument for determining direction, esp. one with a horizontal magnetic needle that rotates freely until it points to the magnetic north. [9 definitions]
compassable combined form of compass.