compile Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb get or gather together
amass; roll up; collect; accumulate; hoard; pile up.
- I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
- She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
- She rolled up a small fortune
verb put together out of existing material
- compile a list
verb use a computer program to translate source code written in a particular programming language into computer-readable machine code that can be executed
Com*pile" transitive verb
To put together; to construct; to build.Obs.
Before that Merlin died, he did intend A brazen wall in compass to compile. Spenser.
To contain or comprise.Obs.
Which these six books compile. Spenser.
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.
To write; to compose.Obs. Sir W. Temple.
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