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Definition of "compend" [com•pend]

  • A compendium. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "compend" in a sentence
  • "The acting of the heart in supplication, is a kind of compend and result of all these, as one perfume made up of many simples."
  • "When she heard their words and understood them she said, As for the chapter of good breeding, it is wide of comprehension, being a compend of things perfect."
  • "Badr Basim King over them after his sire; and they sware the oath gladly, for the sovran was liberal to the lieges, pleasant in parley and a very compend of goodness, saying naught but that wherein was advantage for the people."