Definition of Compile

1. Verb. Get or gather together. "They compile the money in the closet"; "She rolled up a small fortune"




2. Verb. Put together out of existing material. "Compile a list"
Exact synonyms: Compose
Specialized synonyms: Cobble Together, Cobble Up, Anthologise, Anthologize, Catalog, Catalogue
Generic synonyms: Make
Derivative terms: Compilation, Compilation, Compiler, Compiling, Compositor

3. Verb. Use a computer program to translate source code written in a particular programming language into computer-readable machine code that can be executed.
Generic synonyms: Make
Derivative terms: Compilation, Compiler

Definition of Compile

1. v. t. To put together; to construct; to build.

Definition of Compile

1. Verb. (transitive) To put together; to assemble; to make by gathering things from various sources. ¹

2. Verb. (obsolete) To construct, build. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive computing) To use a compiler to process source code and produce executable code. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive computing) To be successfully processed by a compiler into executable code. ¹

5. Noun. (computing) An act of compiling code. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Compile

1. to collect into a volume [v -PILED, -PILING, -PILES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Compile

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compies
compilability
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compiland
compilands
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compilates
compilating
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compilators
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compile (current term)
compile time
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comping
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complacence
complacences
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Literary usage of Compile

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Campus Crime and Security at Postsecondary Education Institutions by Laurie Lewis (1997)
"Institutional characteristic compile annual security report Stand-alone publication ... 'Based on those institutions that compile an annual security report. ..."

2. The Statutory and Case Law Applicable to Private Companies: With Special by New Jersey (1901)
"Secretary of state to compile and publish list of corporations.—The secretary of state shall annually compile from the records of his office, and publish a ..."

3. The Statutory and Case Law Applicable to Private Companies, with Special by James Brooks Dill, Frank White, Frank Cowen McKinney (1911)
"Secretary of state to compile and publish list of corporations'. The secretary of state shall annually compile from the records of his office, and publish a ..."

4. A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin: Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1853)
"John L. Montgomery, was appointed by the synod of Mississippi, in 1839, to write or compile a catechism for the instruction of the negroes. ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... men. it was quite natural that, after a time, some men zealous for the Law should have undertaken to compile a Greek Translation of the Pentateuch. ..."

6. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"... 6 vols., Erlangen, 1812-19, ш, 1011) in the following words: "He intended to compile from older works a history of the Temple from the last epoch of the ..."

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