comp


comp
comp1
/komp/, Informal.
n.
1. a compositor.
2. composition.
v.t.
3. to compose (type).
[1865-70; shortened form]
comp2
/komp/, Informal.
n.
1. a ticket, book, service, etc., provided free of charge to specially chosen recipients.
adj.
2. complimentary; free of charge: I received a comp copy of her book.
v.t.
3. to provide with a comp: Some casinos comped the biggest spenders, providing rooms and meals on the house.
4. to provide free of charge: His meals and drinks at the hotel were often comped.
[1885-90; by shortening of COMPLIMENTARY]
comp3
/komp/, v.i. Jazz.
to accompany a soloist with a succession of irregularly spaced chords that punctuate the rhythm.
[1945-50, Amer.; shortening of ACCOMPANY]
comp4
/komp/, n. Often, comps. Informal.
comprehensive (def. 4).
[by shortening]
comp5
/komp/, n. Informal.
compensation: workers' comp; unemployment comp.
[by shortening]

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