Meaning of compact

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A compact is a signed written agreement that binds you to do what you’ve promised. It also refers to something small or closely grouped together, like the row of compact rental cars you see when you wanted a van.

As a verb, compact means “to compress or squeeze together,” like how the garbage truck compacts your bags of trash. Compact, the adjective, describes something that is tightly packed together, like your luggage that is so compact it fits in the overhead compartment. Compact can also describe a brief summary, like a compact explanation of how the universe began that lasted only 10 minutes!

Definitions of compact
  1. adjective

    closely and firmly united or packed together

    compact soil”
    compact clusters of flowers”
    Synonyms:

    clayey, cloggy, heavy

    (used of soil) compact and fine-grained
    close-packed

    packed especially tightly
    consolidated

    forming a solid mass
    impacted, wedged

    wedged or packed in together
    packed

    pressed together or compressed
    serried

    (especially of rows as of troops or mountains) pressed together
    tight

    packed closely together
    concentrated

    gathered together or made less diffuse
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    Antonyms:

    loose

    not compact or dense in structure or arrangement
    light

    (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency
    shifting, unfirm

    (of soil) unstable
    silty

    full of silt
    unconsolidated

    loose and unstratified
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  2. adjective

    having a short and solid form or stature

    “a wrestler of
    compact build”
    synonyms:

    heavyset, stocky, thick, thickset

    little, short

    low in stature; not tall
  3. adjective

    briefly giving the gist of something

    “a
    compact style is brief and pithy”
    synonyms:

    compendious, succinct, summary

    concise

    expressing much in few words
  4. verb

    make more compact by or as if by pressing

    synonyms:

    compress, pack together

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    Antonyms:

    decompress, uncompress

    restore to its uncompressed form
    types:

    pack, tamp, tamp down

    press down tightly
    type of:

    force, squeeze, wedge

    squeeze like a wedge into a tight space

  5. verb

    squeeze or press together

    synonyms:

    compress, constrict, contract, press, squeeze

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    types:

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    choke, strangle

    constrict (someone’s) throat and keep from breathing
    prim

    contract one’s lips
    astringe

    constrict or bind or draw together
    strangulate

    constrict a hollow organ or vessel so as to stop the flow of blood or air
    convulse

    contract involuntarily, as in a spasm
    convulse

    cause to contract
    bear down, overbear

    contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery
    choke, fret, gag

    be too tight; rub or press
    choke, scrag

    wring the neck of
    type of:

    tighten

    become tight or tighter

  6. verb

    compress into a wad

    synonyms:

    bundle, pack, wad

    pack

    have the property of being packable or of compacting easily
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    types:

    puddle

    work a wet mixture, such as concrete or mud
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    arrange, set up

    put into a proper or systematic order

  7. verb

    have the property of being packable or of compacting easily

    “This powder
    compacts easily”
    synonyms:

    pack

    bundle, pack, wad

    compress into a wad
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    type of:

    be

    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

  8. noun

    a small and economical car

    synonyms:

    compact car

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    type of:

    auto, automobile, car, machine, motorcar

    a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

  9. noun

    a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman’s purse

    synonyms:

    powder compact

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    type of:

    case

    a portable container for carrying several objects

  10. noun

    a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action

    synonyms:

    concordat, covenant

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    examples:

    Lateran Treaty

    the agreement signed in the Lateran Palace in 1929 by Italy and the Holy See which recognized the Vatican City as a sovereign and independent papal state
    type of:

    written agreement

    a legal document summarizing the agreement between parties

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