Definitions for: Compile

[v] put together out of existing material; "compile a list"
[v] use a computer program to translate source code written in a particular programming language into computer-readable machine code that can be executed
[v] get or gather together; "I am accumulating evidence for athe man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"

Webster (1913) Definition: Com*pile", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compiled; p. pr. &
vb. n. Compiling.] [F. compiler, fr.L. compilare to
plunder, pillage; com- + pilare to plunder. See Pill, v.
t., Pillage.]
1. To put together; to construct; to build. [Obs.]

Before that Merlin died, he did intend A brazen wall
in compass to compile. --Spenser.

2. To contain or comprise. [Obs.]

Which these six books compile. --Spenser.

3. To put together in a new form out of materials already
existing; esp., to put together or compose out of
materials from other books or documents.

He [Goldsmith] compiled for the use of schools a
History of Rome. --Macaulay.

4. To write; to compose. [Obs.] --Sir W. Temple.

Synonyms: accumulate, amass, collect, compose, hoard, pile up

See Also: anthologise, anthologize, bale, catalog, catalogue, catch, chunk, cobble together, cobble up, come up, corral, fund, hive away, lay in, lump, make, pull in, put in, run up, salt away, scrape, scrape up, stack away, stash away, store

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