1. the state of being imprisoned

    Synonyms : immurement, imprisonment, incarceration
    Type Of : confinement
    Examples :
    • he was held in captivity until he died
  2. the state of being a slave

    Synonyms : enslavement
    Type Of : subjection, subjugation
    Examples :
    • So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity


  1. share the suffering of

    Synonyms : condole with, feel for, pity, sympathize with
    Type Of : grieve, sorrow
  2. showing or having compassion

    Antonyms : uncompassionate
    Examples :
    • heard the soft and compassionate voices of women


  1. make more intense, stronger, or more marked

    Synonyms : deepen, heighten, intensify
    Type Of : increase
  2. put or add together

    Synonyms : combine
    Type Of : add
  3. combine so as to form a whole; mix

    Synonyms : combine
    Type Of : commix, mingle, mix, unify, amalgamate
    Examples :
    • compound the ingredients
  4. (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

    Synonyms : chemical compound
    Type Of : chemical, chemical substance
  5. composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony

    Synonyms : colonial
  6. an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)

    Type Of : enclosure
  7. a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts

    Type Of : whole
  8. calculate principal and interest

    Type Of : account, calculate
  9. composed of more than one part

    Antonyms : simple
    Examples :
    • compound leaves are composed of several lobes
    • compound flower heads
  10. consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts

    Examples :
    • soap is a compound substance
    • housetop is a compound word
    • a blackberry is a compound fruit
  11. create by mixing or combining

    Type Of : tack, tack together, set up, assemble, piece, put together


  1. entailing great loss or sacrifice

    Synonyms : dearly-won
  2. having a high price

    Synonyms : dear, high-priced, pricey, pricy
    Examples :
    • costly jewelry


  1. devise or invent

    Synonyms : dream up, hatch, think of, think up
    Type Of : create by mental act, create mentally
  2. prepare or cook by mixing ingredients

    Synonyms : cook up
    Type Of : make, cook, fix, ready, prepare
    Examples :
    • concoct a strange mixture
  3. invent

    Synonyms : trump up
    Type Of : invent, fabricate, cook up, make up, manufacture
  4. make a concoction (of) by mixing

    Type Of : unify, amalgamate, commix, mingle, mix


  1. a bowl-shaped drinking vessel; especially the Eucharistic cup

    Synonyms : goblet
    Type Of : cup


  1. characteristic of cannibals or exhibiting cannibalism

    Examples :
    • cannibalistic behavior


  1. apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses

    Synonyms : e.s.p., esp, extrasensory perception, second sight
    Type Of : parapsychology, psychic phenomena, psychic phenomenon


  1. a light informal meal

    Synonyms : bite, snack
    Type Of : repast, meal
  2. assembling in proper numerical or logical sequence

    Type Of : aggregation, assembling, collecting, collection
  3. careful examination and comparison to note points of disagreement

    Type Of : comparison, comparing


  1. a padded cloth covering to keep a teapot warm

    Synonyms : cozy, tea cosy, tea cozy
    Type Of : cloth covering
  2. enjoying or affording comforting warmth and shelter especially in a small space

    Synonyms : cozy, snug