pact, compact

These words have a shared meaning: "an agreement, contract, treaty, or deal": "Lynn and Suzanne made a compact (or pact) to stop eating candy." "The leading economists of Belgium and Sweden suggested an economic pact (or compact) between the two countries." Compact has numerous other meanings as is suggested by these sentences: "This is a compact trading center (arranged within small space)." "The congressman made a compact (brief) report." "This soil is compact (closely packed)." "His body is compact (solidly built)."

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  • pact — compact, *contract, bargain, treaty, entente, convention, cartel, concordat …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • compact — See pact. See pact, compact …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • pact — See pact, compact …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • pact — I noun agreement, alliance, arrangement, assurance, bargain, bond, charter, coalition, compact, compromise, concord, concordance, concordat, consentaneity, consortium, contract, convention, cooperation, covenant, deal, entente, foedus, guarantee …   Law dictionary

  • compact — I (dense) adjective arranged within a small space, bunched, close, close knit, close set, close together, closely united, clustered, cohesive, compacted, compressed, concentrated, condensed, consolidated, constricted, constringed, contracted,… …   Law dictionary

  • Compact — Com*pact (k[o^]m*p[a^]kt ), p. p. & a. [L. compactus, p. p. of compingere to join or unite; com + pangere to fasten, fix: cf. F. compacte. See {Pact}.] 1. Joined or held together; leagued; confederated. [Obs.] Compact with her that s gone. Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compact# — compact adj dense, *close, thick Analogous words: compressed, condensed, contracted (see CONTRACT vb): concentrated, consolidated, compacted (see COM PACT vb): solid, *firm, hard: *tight Contrasted words: ioose, slack: diffuse, prolix, verbose,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Compact — Com pact (k[o^]m p[a^]kt), n. [L. compactum, fr. compacisci, p. p. compactus, to make an agreement with; com + pacisci to make an agreement. See {Pact}.] An agreement between parties; a covenant or contract. [1913 Webster] The law of nations… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compact disc — com pact disc , compact disk com pact disk (k[o^]m p[a^]kt d[i^]sk ), n. a disk shaped optical data storage medium approximately 4 3/4 in. in diameter, which stores binary data as microscopic nonreflective holes or pits in an otherwise reflective …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compact disk — compact disc com pact disc , compact disk com pact disk (k[o^]m p[a^]kt d[i^]sk ), n. a disk shaped optical data storage medium approximately 4 3/4 in. in diameter, which stores binary data as microscopic nonreflective holes or pits in an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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