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Meaning of "compress" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD COMPRESS

From Late Latin compressāre, from Latin comprimere, from premere to press.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF COMPRESS

compress  [kəmˈprɛs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF COMPRESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Compress is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb compress in English.

WHAT DOES COMPRESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

compress

Compress is a Unix shell compression program based on the LZC compression method, which is an LZW implementation using variable size pointers as in LZ78. The uncompress utility will restore files to their original state after they have been compressed using the compress utility. If no files are specified, the standard input will be uncompressed to the standard output.

Definition of compress in the English dictionary

The first definition of compress in the dictionary is to squeeze together or compact into less space; condense. Other definition of compress is to apply a compression program to so that it takes up less space. Compress is also a wet or dry cloth or gauze pad with or without medication, applied firmly to some part of the body to relieve discomfort, reduce fever, drain a wound, etc.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO COMPRESS

PRESENT

Present
I compress
you compress
he/she/it compresses
we compress
you compress
they compress
Present continuous
I am compressing
you are compressing
he/she/it is compressing
we are compressing
you are compressing
they are compressing
Present perfect
I have compressed
you have compressed
he/she/it has compressed
we have compressed
you have compressed
they have compressed
Present perfect continuous
I have been compressing
you have been compressing
he/she/it has been compressing
we have been compressing
you have been compressing
they have been compressing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I compressed
you compressed
he/she/it compressed
we compressed
you compressed
they compressed
Past continuous
I was compressing
you were compressing
he/she/it was compressing
we were compressing
you were compressing
they were compressing
Past perfect
I had compressed
you had compressed
he/she/it had compressed
we had compressed
you had compressed
they had compressed
Past perfect continuous
I had been compressing
you had been compressing
he/she/it had been compressing
we had been compressing
you had been compressing
they had been compressing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will compress
you will compress
he/she/it will compress
we will compress
you will compress
they will compress
Future continuous
I will be compressing
you will be compressing
he/she/it will be compressing
we will be compressing
you will be compressing
they will be compressing
Future perfect
I will have compressed
you will have compressed
he/she/it will have compressed
we will have compressed
you will have compressed
they will have compressed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been compressing
you will have been compressing
he/she/it will have been compressing
we will have been compressing
you will have been compressing
they will have been compressing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would compress
you would compress
he/she/it would compress
we would compress
you would compress
they would compress
Conditional continuous
I would be compressing
you would be compressing
he/she/it would be compressing
we would be compressing
you would be compressing
they would be compressing
Conditional perfect
I would have compress
you would have compress
he/she/it would have compress
we would have compress
you would have compress
they would have compress
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been compressing
you would have been compressing
he/she/it would have been compressing
we would have been compressing
you would have been compressing
they would have been compressing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you compress
we let´s compress
you compress
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to compress
Past participle
compressed
Present Participle
compressing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH COMPRESS


adpress
ædˈprɛs
antipress
ˌæntɪˈprɛs
appress
əˈprɛs
bench-press
bɛntʃ prɛs
decompress
ˌdiːkəmˈprɛs
depress
dɪˈprɛs
express
ɪkˈsprɛs
impress
ɪmˈprɛs
impresse
ɪmˈprɛs
letterpress
ˈlɛtəˌprɛs
oppress
əˈprɛs
outpress
ˌaʊtˈprɛs
overcompress
ˌəʊvəkəmˈprɛs
overimpress
ˌəʊvərɪmˈprɛs
press
prɛs
recompress
ˌriːkəmˈprɛs
repress
rɪˈprɛs
superexpress
ˌsuːpərɪkˈsprɛs
suppress
səˈprɛs
winepress
ˈwaɪnˌprɛs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE COMPRESS

comprehensive
comprehensive school
comprehensively
comprehensiveness
comprehensivise
comprehensivize
compressed
compressed air
compressedly
compressibility
compressible
compressibleness
compression
compression ratio
compression-ignition engine
compressional
compressive
compressor
compressor program
compressure

WORDS THAT END LIKE COMPRESS

actress
at the press
bench press
cypress
drill press
empress
full-court press
garlic press
hot press
hydraulic press
national press
offset press
popular press
prepress
printing press
private press
rotary printing press
stop press
the press
to press
wine press

Synonyms and antonyms of compress in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «COMPRESS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «compress» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of compress

Translation of «compress» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF COMPRESS

Find out the translation of compress to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of compress from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «compress» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

压迫
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

comprimir
570 millions of speakers

English

compress
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सेक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ضغط
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сжимать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

comprimir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সংকোচন করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

comprimer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memampatkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

komprimieren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

圧縮する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

압축하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kompres
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nén
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அழுத்துவதற்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संकलित करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kompres
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

comprimere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kompresji
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

стискати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

comprima
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συμπιέσει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

compress
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

komprimera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

komprimere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of compress

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «COMPRESS»

The term «compress» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.485 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «COMPRESS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «compress» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «compress» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about compress

EXAMPLES

5 QUOTES WITH «COMPRESS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word compress.
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Sarah Brightman
Life is too complex to compress into soundbites. Every situation is different.
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Sally Hawkins
Sometimes you go into a film and you have no time to prepare and have to compress the details into a few days and then rely on the instinct and what happens when you're in a scene with other actors and that chemistry or not.
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Harlan Howard
I take a whole life story and compress it into three minutes.
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Tom Perrotta
I'm used to adapting my novels for feature film - it can be challenging to cut and compress three or four hundred pages into two hours of dramatic action.
5
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Or the other process that is important is that I compress longer sections of composed music, either found or made by myself, to such an extent that the rhythm becomes a timbre, and formal subdivisions become rhythm.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «COMPRESS»

Discover the use of compress in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to compress and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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How to EQ and Compress
Before beginning your journey of becoming a self-taught or academically trained sound engineer, you need to read this book.
Conrad Canales Leon, 2012
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Lippincott's Nursing Procedures
(P C) for elderly patients or for an eye compress. Then soak the compress or pack in the hot liquid. If necessary, prepare a hot-water bottle, aquathermia pad, or chemical hot pack to keep the compress or pack warm. Implementation □ Check  ...
‎2009
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Pocket Guide to Herbal Medicine
The family members should be encouraged to apply the compress. £ placing one hand on the compress and caressing the patient with the other. •O These compresses are also a good choice for children with problems in fall- Jj ing asleep.
Christopher Hobbs, 2004
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Service and Regulatory Announcements
Classifier Classifier Classifier Classiflor Weigher Weigher Classifier Classifier Classifier Classifier Classifier Classifier Classifier Weigher Crittenden Compress Warehouse Crittenden Compress Warehouse Grenada Cotton Compress ...
United States. Dept. of Agriculture, 1919
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Service and Regulatory Announcements
s Warehouse Tallahatchie Compress & Storage Co.'s Warehouse Tallahatchie Compress & Storage Co.'s Warehouse Tallahatchie Compress & Storage Co.'s Warehouse Tallahatchie Compress & Storage Co.'s Warehouse Tallahatchie ...
United States. Agricultural Marketing Service, United States. Bureau of Animal Industry, 1922
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Vegetarian Times
Your. Poltice. and. Compress. Kit. Gather these materials and youll be prepared: Fresh herbs (grow comfrey, aloe vera, chamomile) Sterile cloths (cheesecloth, cotton, linen) Wool sweater parts for outer cloths Clean plastic Bedding protectors  ...
7
The Southeastern Reporter
Action by the Seaboard Air Line Railway against the Atlantic Compress Company . Judgment of dismissal, and plaintiff brings error. Reversed. On September 1, 1905, the Atlantic Compress Company and the Seaboard Air Line Railway ...
Georgia. Supreme Court, Georgia. Court of Appeals, North Carolina. Supreme Court, 1911
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Field to Fabric: The Story of American Cotton Growers
The first was the idea for Farmers Cooperative Compress (FCC) at Lubbock to store South Plains cotton. Farmers Cooperative Compress. Dan Martin explains the role of the compress. "Back in [the early 1950s], compress really meant ...
Jack Lichtenstein, 1990
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Annual Report of the Commissioner of Commerce and Labor
Allied Compress Co., Augusta. Americus Compress Co., Americus. Atlantic Compress Co., Albany. Atlantic Compress Co., Macon. Atlantic Compress Co. ( Gordon Press), Savannah. Atlantic Compress Co. (Island Press), Savannah. Atlantic ...
Georgia. Dept. of Commerce and Labor, 1919
10
The Southwestern Reporter
"(5) That on Monday, November 14, 1887, the plaintiffs made arrangements with the compress company by which the latter agreed, as a matter of accommodation to plaintiffs, to unload said cotton on the compress platform, when the same was ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «COMPRESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term compress is used in the context of the following news items.
1
New Horizons' Historic Mission To Pluto Is Back On Track
Basically, the computer was trying to receive a large command load at the same time as it was trying to compress previous science data. «Forbes, Jul 15»
2
5 Incredible Trends That Will Shape Our 3D Printed Future
Localized production will dramatically compress (or eliminate!) today's supply chains. PWC recently reported that roughly 40% of air and ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
3
Instant Beauty Fixes to Beat the Signs of Sleep Deprivation
Zeichner likes a nice, cool skim-milk compress. “The proteins in the milk soothe inflamed skin,” he explains. “They can help repair the skin ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
4
Scientists Develop Free, Online Genetic Research Tool
Using this raw data, we can compress that basically hundreds of thousands of times, even one million times, and make the connections needed ... «Newswise, Jul 15»
5
Lorain County Solid Waste District director says no fee hikes at landfill
The Lorain County Solid Waste District hopes to buy a machine for up to $36,000 to compress Styrofoam into a ball for reuse in other Styrofoam ... «The Morning Journal, Jul 15»
6
Sounders find blueprint for playing without offensive stars
When Thomas pinched in, Roldan moved high occupying the center back and forcing DC United to compress their lines or risk Roldan or ... «Sounder At Heart, Jul 15»
7
Sunburn treatment: Can't rush healing, but use these tips for comfort
Prevention is the best method, but using a cold compress against the skin or applying aloe or moisturizing cream can help ease the discomfort ... «Arizona Daily Sun, Jul 15»
8
Exports fall 13.9 percent on back of slow demand
... last month spread to other sectors, while cheaper crude prices continued to compress mineral, chemical and plastics exports, the report said. «Taipei Times, Jul 15»
9
Mayor's office cracking down on local litterbugs
... central downtown business district and has plans to purchase solar-powered compactor cans that would compress garbage and recyclables. «Danbury News Times, Jul 15»
10
An afternoon at Pettingell Book Bindery in Berkeley
Nipping presses, used to compress freshly glued books. Photo: Melati Citrawireja. Klaus-Ullrich Rötzscher from Pettingell's Book Bindery. «Berkeleyside, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Compress [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/compress>. Dec 2019 ».
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