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comp 1

intr.v. comped, comp·ing, comps
To play a jazz accompaniment, as on a piano or guitar.

[Short for accompany.]

comp 2

 (kŏmp) Informal
1. Something of value, such as a ticket for admission or a book, given free of charge: The first caller to the radio station received four comps to a rock concert.
2. A person who receives something of value free of charge: The audience at the play consisted of 80 paying customers and 20 comps.
1. comped, comp·ing, comps To give (someone) something of value, such as a ticket or a hotel room, free of charge: Each performer was allowed to comp two guests.
2. To give (something of value, such as a ticket or a hotel room) free of charge: The customers' meal was comped after they complained about the service.

[Short for complimentary.]


1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a compositor
2. (Music, other) an accompanist
3. (Music, other) an accompaniment
4. (Other Non-sporting Hobbies) a competition
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (intr) to work as a compositor in the printing industry
6. (Music, other) to play an accompaniment (to)


Informal. n.
1. something, as a ticket or book, provided free of charge.
2. complimentary; free of charge.
3. to provide with a comp.
4. to provide free of charge.
[1885–90; shortening of complimentary]



to accompany a jazz soloist with irregularly spaced, punctuating chords.
[1945–50; shortening of accompany]


1. comparative.
2. compare.
3. compensation.
4. compilation.
5. compiled.
6. compiler.
7. complement.
8. complete.
9. composition.
10. compositor.
11. compound.
12. comprehensive.


Past participle: comped
Gerund: comping

I comp
you comp
he/she/it comps
we comp
you comp
they comp
I comped
you comped
he/she/it comped
we comped
you comped
they comped
Present Continuous
I am comping
you are comping
he/she/it is comping
we are comping
you are comping
they are comping
Present Perfect
I have comped
you have comped
he/she/it has comped
we have comped
you have comped
they have comped
Past Continuous
I was comping
you were comping
he/she/it was comping
we were comping
you were comping
they were comping
Past Perfect
I had comped
you had comped
he/she/it had comped
we had comped
you had comped
they had comped
I will comp
you will comp
he/she/it will comp
we will comp
you will comp
they will comp
Future Perfect
I will have comped
you will have comped
he/she/it will have comped
we will have comped
you will have comped
they will have comped
Future Continuous
I will be comping
you will be comping
he/she/it will be comping
we will be comping
you will be comping
they will be comping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been comping
you have been comping
he/she/it has been comping
we have been comping
you have been comping
they have been comping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been comping
you will have been comping
he/she/it will have been comping
we will have been comping
you will have been comping
they will have been comping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been comping
you had been comping
he/she/it had been comping
we had been comping
you had been comping
they had been comping
I would comp
you would comp
he/she/it would comp
we would comp
you would comp
they would comp
Past Conditional
I would have comped
you would have comped
he/she/it would have comped
we would have comped
you would have comped
they would have comped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.comp - an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge; "she took her comps in English literature"
exam, examination, test - a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; "when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions"


Informal. A free ticket entitling one to transportation or admission:
Slang: freebie.


n (Typ inf) → Setzer(in) m(f)
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