Compile

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.]
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Before that Merlin died, he did intend
A brazen wall in compass to compile.
Spenser.
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2. To contain or comprise. [Obs.]
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Which these six books compile.
Spenser.
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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.
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He [Goldsmith] compiled for the use of schools a History of Rome.
Macaulay.
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4. To write; to compose. [Obs.] Sir W. Temple.
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5. (Computers) to process (computer program source code) with a compiler{2} to produce an assembly-language program or an executable program in machine language.
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