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.
2. To contain or comprise.
Which these six books compile.
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.
4. To write; to compose. [Obs.]
Sir W. Temple.