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  • to put together
  • to make by gathering things from various sources
         Samuel Johnson compiled one of the most influential dictionaries of the English language.
  • to use a compiler to process source code and produce executable code
         After I compile this program I'll run it and see if it works.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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