a portable, adjustable, usually metal tray that the compositor holds in one hand while placing in it type gathered with the other hand.
(printing) a metal holder of adjustable width in which a compositor sets a line of type at a time by hand; now rarely used
noun 1. a room in which compositors work in a printing establishment. noun 1. the room in a printing establishment in which type is set
[kuh m-poh-zer] /kəmˈpoʊ zər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. a person who writes music. 3. an author. /kəmˈpəʊzə/ noun 1. a person who composes music 2. a person or machine that composes anything, esp type for printing n. “one who writes and arranges music,” 1590s, agent noun from compose. Used in […]
- Composed salad
noun a salad in which the components are elaborately put together or arranged, rather than tossed Usage Note cooking
[kuh m-pohzd] /kəmˈpoʊzd/ adjective 1. calm; tranquil; serene: His composed face reassured the nervous passengers. /kəmˈpəʊzd/ adjective 1. (of people) calm; tranquil; serene adj. “calm, tranquil,” c.1600, past participle adjective frome compose (v.). Related: Composedly; composedness.