Definitions for compilekəmˈpaɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•pilekəmˈpaɪl(v.t.)-piled, -pil•ing.

  1. to put together (documents, selections, or other materials) in one book or work.

  2. to make (a book, writing, or the like) of materials from various sources:

    to compile an anthology of plays.

  3. to gather together:

    to compile data.

  4. to translate (a computer program) by means of a compiler.

    Category: Computers

Origin of compile:

1275–1325; ME < L compīlāre to rob, pillage

Princeton's WordNet

  1. roll up, collect, accumulate, pile up, amass, compile, hoard(verb)

    get or gather together

    "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"

  2. compose, compile(verb)

    put together out of existing material

    "compile a list"

  3. compile(verb)

    use a computer program to translate source code written in a particular programming language into computer-readable machine code that can be executed


  1. compile(Noun)

    An act of compiling code.

  2. compile(Verb)

    To put together; to assemble; to make by gathering things from various sources.

    Samuel Johnson compiled one of the most influential dictionaries of the English language.

  3. compile(Verb)

    To construct, build.

  4. compile(Verb)

    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.

  5. compile(Verb)

    To be successfully processed by a compiler into executable code.

  6. Origin: from compiler (early 14c.), from compilo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Compile(verb)

    to put together; to construct; to build

  2. Compile(verb)

    to contain or comprise

  3. Compile(verb)

    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

  4. Compile(verb)

    to write; to compose


  1. Compile

    Compile Co., Ltd. 株式会社コンパイル was a Japanese video game development limited company founded by Masamitsu Niitani. Established on 7 April 1982, the company's original name was Programmers-3, Inc. Compile's catalog includes the shoot 'em ups Zanac and Aleste; the role-playing video game Madou Monogatari; and Madou Monogatari's puzzle video game spin-off, Puyo Puyo. After bankruptcy resulted in the company's dissolution in 2003, most of the company's remaining assets transferred to Aiky, a new company Niitani established in the previous year. Exclusive rights to the Puyo Puyo franchise transferred to Sonic Team, with whom Compile had collaborated to bring Puyo Puyo to the Dreamcast, Nintendo 64, PlayStation in the late 1990s. Compile completed their final game, Pochi to Nyaa, shortly before the company dissolved, and Aiky published it later that year. D4 Enterprise later acquired Aiky's intellectual property. For a few months before his retirement in December 2006, Niitani worked at Compile Heart, a video game development and publishing company.

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  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'compile' in Verbs Frequency: #919

Anagrams of compile

  1. polemic

Translations for compile

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to make (a book, table etc) from information collected from other books etc

He compiled a French dictionary.

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