from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various combined substances, such as mortar or plaster, formed by mixing ingredients.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- abbr. composition
- abbr. competition
- abbr. compensation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A mortar made of sand and cement.
- n. A carver's mixture of resin, whiting, and glue, used instead of plaster of Paris for ornamenting walls and cornices.
- n. A composition for billiard balls.
- n. A preparation of which printer's rollers are made.
- n. A preparation used in currying leather.
- n. Composition paid by a debtor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as compost, 4.
- n. Same as composition, 5.
- n. A mixture of resin, whiting, and glue, used for ornaments on walls and cornices instead of plaster of Paris: called specifically carvers' compo.
- n. The sum or dividend paid in composition of a bankrupt's debts; also, the portion of the monthly wages paid to a ship's company.
Short for composition.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)