(redirected from compos)
Also found in: Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to compos: compos mentis


n. pl. com·pos
Any of various combined substances, such as mortar or plaster, formed by mixing ingredients.

[Short for composition.]


n, pl -pos
1. (Building) a mixture of materials, such as mortar, plaster, etc
2. informal Austral and NZ compensation, esp for injury or loss of work
(Military) military intended to last for several days: compo rations; a compo pack.
[short for composition, compensation, composite]


(ˈkɒm poʊ)

n., pl. -pos.
any composition material.
[1820–25; by shortening; compare -o]
References in classic literature ?
Serves 'em right for putting German compos in their thrust-blocks.
There was first the deed or sentence of divorce from his wife, and the full evidence of her playing the whore; then there were the certificates of the minister and churchwardens of the parish where she lived, proving that she was buried, and intimating the manner of her death; the copy of the coroner's warrant for a jury to sit upon her, and the verdict of the jury, who brought it in Non compos mentis.
Rutas de la investigacion epistemologica: el GT Epistemologia de la Comunicacion de la Compos
Compos continues, "The question for us was, 'How do we find features that can increase human comfort, health, and hygiene?
The strike might be a major inconvenience for most bus riders but for people like Steve Compos, Lisa Rale, Jerri Ziebold and so many other physically and mentally challenged adults making their long, slow journey into independence, it's been nothing short of devastating.
Pink Sheets:CGKY) announces its Compos domestic Off Track Betting site owned by CGKY, in addition to the three newly acquired existing sites Macae and Campos 2 and the Jockey Club do Campos had a combined $1.
Lucio Compos polishes a zebra on the merry-go-round Wednesday at the Fairplex in Pomona in preparation for today's opening of the Los Angeles County Fair.
Max Rosado, Chief Operating Officer, stated: "The OTB in Compos where we own both the domestic and international horse racing signal is our business model in our expansion throughout Brazil.
VENTURA - Mariachi guitarist Jose Compos Aguilar had skipped out on a court order to pay $73,000 in child support when authorities caught up with him in a Guadalupe bar two months ago.
Jose Compos Aguilar, 38, of Oxnard also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor contempt of court for ignoring an order to support for his family, Deputy District Attorney Ron Carpenter said.