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Meaning of COMPILE

Pronunciation:  kum'pIl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  put together out of existing material; "compile a list"
  2. [v]  use a computer program to translate source code written in a particular programming language into computer-readable machine code that can be executed
  3. [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"

COMPILE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Thesaurus Terms
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