1. a compositor.
  2. composition.

verb (used with object)

  1. to compose (type).


  1. a ticket, book, service, etc., provided free of charge to specially chosen recipients.


  1. complimentary; free of charge: I received a comp copy of her book.

verb (used with object)

  1. to provide with a comp: Some casinos comped the biggest spenders, providing rooms and meals on the house.
  2. to provide free of charge: His meals and drinks at the hotel were often comped.

verb (used without object) Jazz.

  1. to accompany a soloist with a succession of irregularly spaced chords that punctuate the rhythm.


  1. a compositor
  2. an accompanist
  3. an accompaniment
  4. a competition


  1. (intr) to work as a compositor in the printing industry
  2. to play an accompaniment (to)

“complimentary ticket,” 1885, short for complimentary. Meaning “nonpaying guest” is attested by 1930s; generalized to “anything given free” by 1960s. As a verb, by 1974. Related: Comped; comping. As a shortening of compensation (especially worker’s/workman’s) it was in use by 1970s.

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