Definition and Meanings for compactest

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Compactest is ranked 16,934 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of compactest

past participle, adjective, transitive verb, imperfect, present participle, verbal noun, noun

Etymology of compactest

l. compactus, p. p. of compingere to join or unite; com- + pangere to fasten, fix: cf. f. compacte. see pact l. compactum, fr. compacisci, p. p. compactus, to make an agreement with; com- + pacisci to make an agreement. see pact

Meaning of compactest


as past participle, adjective

  • joined or held together; leagued; confederated.
  • composed or made; -- with of.
  • closely or firmly united, as the particles of solid bodies; firm; close; solid; dense.
  • brief; close; pithy; not diffuse; not verbose; as, a compact discourse.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to thrust, drive, or press closely together; to join firmly; to consolidate; to make close; -- as the parts which compose a body.
  • to unite or connect firmly, as in a system.

as noun

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