Autogenous Au*tog"e*nous, a. [Gr. ?; ? self + root of ? to be born.] 1. (Biol.) Self-generated; produced independently. 2. (Anat.) Developed from an independent center of ossification. --Owen. Autogenous soldering, the junction by fusion of the joining edges of metals without the intervention of solder., Beholder Be*hold"er, n. One who beholds; a spectator., Bill holder Bill" hold`er 1. A person who holds a bill or acceptance. 2. A device by means of which bills, etc., are held., Bondholder Bond"hold`er, n. A person who holds the bonds of a public or private corporation for the payment of money at a certain time., Bookholder Book"hold`er, n. 1. A prompter at a theater. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. 2. A support for a book, holding it open, while one reads or copies from it., Boroughholder Bor"ough*hold"er, n. A headborough; a borsholder., Headborough Head"bor*ough, Headborrow Head"bor*row n. 1. The chief of a frankpledge, tithing, or decennary, consisting of ten families; -- called also borsholder, boroughhead, boroughholder, and sometimes tithingman. See Borsholder. [Eng.] --Blackstone. 2. (Modern Law) A petty constable. [Eng.], Borsholder Bors"hold`er, n. [OE. borsolder; prob. fr. AS. borg, gen. borges, pledge + ealdor elder. See Borrow, and Elder, a.] (Eng. Law) The head or chief of a tithing, or borough (see 2d Borough); the headborough; a parish constable. --Spelman., Headborough Head"bor*ough, Headborrow Head"bor*row n. 1. The chief of a frankpledge, tithing, or decennary, consisting of ten families; -- called also borsholder, boroughhead, boroughholder, and sometimes tithingman. See Borsholder. [Eng.] --Blackstone. 2. (Modern Law) A petty constable. [Eng.], Bottleholder Bot"tle*hold`er, n. 1. One who attends a pugilist in a prize fight; -- so called from the bottle of water of which he has charge. 2. One who assists or supports another in a contest; an abettor; a backer. [Colloq.] Lord Palmerston considered himself the bottleholder of oppressed states. --The London Times., Candleholder Can"dle*hold`er, n. One who, or that which, holds a candle; also, one who assists another, but is otherwise not of importance. --Shak., Compound Com"pound, a. [OE. compouned, p. p. of compounen. See Compound, v. t.] Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts; produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or things; composite; as, a compound word. Compound substances are made up of two or more simple substances. --I. Watts. Compound addition, subtraction, multiplication, division (Arith.), the addition, subtraction, etc., of compound numbers. Compound crystal (Crystallog.), a twin crystal, or one seeming to be made up of two or more crystals combined according to regular laws of composition. Compound engine (Mech.), a form of steam engine in which the steam that has been used in a high-pressure cylinder is made to do further service in a larger low-pressure cylinder, sometimes in several larger cylinders, successively. Compound ether. (Chem.) See under Ether. Compound flower (Bot.), a flower head resembling a single flower, but really composed of several florets inclosed in a common calyxlike involucre, as the sunflower or dandelion. Compound fraction. (Math.) See Fraction. Compound fracture. See Fracture. Compound householder, a householder who compounds or arranges with his landlord that his rates shall be included in his rents. [Eng.] Compound interest. See Interest. Compound larceny. (Law) See Larceny. Compound leaf (Bot.), a leaf having two or more separate blades or leaflets on a common leafstalk. Compound microscope. See Microscope. Compound motion. See Motion. Compound number (Math.), one constructed according to a varying scale of denomination; as, 3 cwt., 1 qr., 5 lb.; -- called also denominate number. Compound pier (Arch.), a clustered column. Compound quantity (Alg.), a quantity composed of two or more simple quantities or terms, connected by the sign + (plus) or - (minus). Thus, a + b - c, and bb - b, are compound quantities. Compound radical. (Chem.) See Radical. Compound ratio (Math.), the product of two or more ratios; thus ab:cd is a ratio compounded of the simple ratios a:c and b:d. Compound rest (Mech.), the tool carriage of an engine lathe. Compound screw (Mech.), a screw having on the same axis two or more screws with different pitch (a differential screw), or running in different directions (a right and left screw). Compound time (Mus.), that in which two or more simple measures are combined in one; as, 6-8 time is the joining of two measures of 3-8 time. Compound word, a word composed of two or more words; specifically, two or more words joined together by a hyphen., Householder House"hold`er, n. The master or head of a family; one who occupies a house with his family. Towns in which almost every householder was an English Protestant. --Macaulay. Compound householder. See Compound, a., Copyholder Cop"y*hold`er, n. 1. (Eng. Law) One possessed of land in copyhold. 2. (print.) (a) A device for holding copy for a compositor. (b) One who reads copy to a proof reader., Folder Fold"er, n. One who, or that which, folds; esp., a flat, knifelike instrument used for folding paper., Folderol Fol"de*rol`, n. Nonsense. [Colloq.], Freeholder Free"hold`er, n. (Law) The possessor of a freehold., Fundholder Fund"hold"er, a. One who has money invested in the public funds. --J. S. Mill., Flicker Flick"er, n. 1. The act of wavering or of fluttering; flucuation; sudden and brief increase of brightness; as, the last flicker of the dying flame. 2. (Zo["o]l.) The golden-winged woodpecker (Colaptes aurutus); -- so called from its spring note. Called also yellow-hammer, high-holder, pigeon woodpecker, and yucca. The cackle of the flicker among the oaks. --Thoureau., High-holder High"-hold`er, n. (Zo["o]l.) The flicker; -- called also high-hole. [Local, U. S.], Holder Hold"er, n. One who is employed in the hold of a vessel., Holder Hold"er, n. 1. One who, or that which, holds. 2. One who holds land, etc., under another; a tenant. 3. (Com.) The payee of a bill of exchange or a promissory note, or the one who owns or holds it. Note: Holder is much used as the second part of a compound; as, shareholder, officeholder, stockholder,etc., Holder-forth Hold"er-forth`, n. One who speaks in public; an haranguer; a preacher. --Addison., Householder House"hold`er, n. The master or head of a family; one who occupies a house with his family. Towns in which almost every householder was an English Protestant. --Macaulay. Compound householder. See Compound, a., Inholder In*hold"er, n. An inhabitant. [Obs.] --Spenser., Innholder Inn"hold`er, n. One who keeps an inn., Landholder Land"hold`er, n. A holder, owner, or proprietor of land. -- Land"hold`ing, n. & a., Leaseholder Lease"hold`er, n. A tenant under a lease. -- Lease"hold`ing, a. & n., Molder Mold"er, Moulder Mould"er, n. One who, or that which, molds or forms into shape; specifically (Founding), one skilled in the art of making molds for castings., Moldery Mold"er*y, Mouldery Mould"er*y, a. Covered or filled with mold; consisting of, or resembling, mold.