Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that composes, especially a person who composes music.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who composes; an author.
  • n. Especially, one who composes music.
  • n. : One who, or that which, quiets or calms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who composes; an author. Specifically, an author of a piece of music.
  • n. One who, or that which, quiets or calms; one who adjusts a difference.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which composes.
  • n. One who composes musical pieces; a musical author.
  • n. One who or that which quiets or calms; one who adjusts a difference or reconciles antagonists.
  • n. In printing, a compositor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who composes music as a profession

Etymologies

to compose + -er (Wiktionary)

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