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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 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.
compass card a round card showing the points of the compass and degrees of a circle that is fitted within a compass case.