Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun compact

3 senses of compact

Sense 1
compact, powder compact -- (a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse)
       => case -- (a portable container for carrying several objects; "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage")

Sense 2
covenant, compact, concordat -- (a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action)
       => written agreement -- (a legal document summarizing the agreement between parties)

Sense 3
compact, compact car -- (a small and economical car)
       => car, auto, automobile, machine, motorcar -- (a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb compact

4 senses of compact

Sense 1
compact, pack -- (have the property of being packable or of compacting easily; "This powder compacts easily"; "Such odd-shaped items do not pack well")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 2
pack, bundle, wad, compact -- (compress into a wad; "wad paper into the box")
       => arrange, set up -- (put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order")

Sense 3
compress, compact, pack together -- (make more compact by or as if by pressing; "compress the data")
       => wedge, squeeze, force -- (squeeze like a wedge into a tight space; "I squeezed myself into the corner")

Sense 4
compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press -- (squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle")
       => tighten -- (become tight or tighter; "The rope tightened")

Antonyms of adj compact

3 senses of compact

Sense 1
compact (vs. loose) -- (closely and firmly united or packed together; "compact soil"; "compact clusters of flowers")

loose (vs. compact) -- (not compact or dense in structure or arrangement; "loose gravel")
        => light -- ((used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency; "light soil")
        => shifting, unfirm -- ((of soil) unstable; "shifting sands"; "unfirm earth")
        => silty -- (full of silt; "silty soil")
        => unconsolidated -- (loose and unstratified; "unconsolidated soil")

Sense 2
compact, heavyset, stocky, thick, thickset -- (having a short and solid form or stature; "a wrestler of compact build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a thickset young man")

INDIRECT (VIA short) -> tall -- (great in vertical dimension; high in stature; "tall people"; "tall buildings"; "tall trees"; "tall ships")

Sense 3
compendious, compact, succinct, summary -- (briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject")

INDIRECT (VIA concise) -> prolix -- (tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length; "editing a prolix manuscript"; "a prolix lecturer telling you more than you want to know")

Similarity of adj compact

3 senses of compact

Sense 1
compact (vs. loose) -- (closely and firmly united or packed together; "compact soil"; "compact clusters of flowers")
       => clayey, cloggy, heavy -- ((used of soil) compact and fine-grained; "the clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated")
       => close-packed -- (packed especially tightly)
       => consolidated -- (forming a solid mass)
       => impacted, wedged -- (wedged or packed in together; "an impacted tooth")
       => packed -- (pressed together or compressed; "packed snow")
       => serried -- ((especially of rows as of troops or mountains) pressed together; "in serried ranks")
       => tight -- (packed closely together; "they stood in a tight little group"; "hair in tight curls"; "the pub was packed tight")
          Also See-> concentrated#1

Sense 2
compact, heavyset, stocky, thick, thickset -- (having a short and solid form or stature; "a wrestler of compact build"; "he was tall and heavyset"; "stocky legs"; "a thickset young man")
       => short (vs. tall), little -- (low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man")

Sense 3
compendious, compact, succinct, summary -- (briefly giving the gist of something; "a short and compendious book"; "a compact style is brief and pithy"; "succinct comparisons"; "a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject")
       => concise (vs. prolix) -- (expressing much in few words; "a concise explanation")

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