A compound word is a word made by joining two or more existing words. We can form compound words by combining two or more words. For example, 'football' is a compound word that is formed by combining two words 'foot' and 'ball' and it means a round or oval ball used in the game of football.
Some more examples of compound words are given below:
1. Two words: star and fish.
If we combine star and fish together it becomes a new word 'starfish'.
2.Two words: butter and fly.
If we combine butter and fly together it becomes a new word 'butterfly'.
3. Two words: air and port.
Air and port together make 'airport'.
4. Two words: arm and chair.
If we combine arm and chair together it becomes a new word 'armchair'.
5. Two words: down and hill.
If we combine down and hill together it becomes a new word 'downhill'.
6. Two words: down and stairs.
Down and stairs together make 'downstairs'.
7. Two words: earth and worm.
Earth and worm together make 'earthworm'.
8. Two words: farm and house.
If we combine farm and house together it becomes a new word 'farmhouse'.
9. Two words: gate and way.
If we combine gate and way together it becomes a new word 'gateway'.