[syn: compose, compile]
3. use a computer program to translate source code written in a particular programming language into computer-readable machine code that can be executed;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
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.
5. (Computers) to process (computer program source code) with
a compiler to produce an assembly-language program or
an executable program in machine language.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: 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"
[syn: roll up, collect, accumulate, pile up,
amass, compile, hoard]
2: put together out of existing material; "compile a list" [syn:
3: use a computer program to translate source code written in a
particular programming language into computer-readable
machine code that can be executed
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
55 Moby Thesaurus words for "compile":
accumulate, agglomerate, aggregate, aggroup, amass, assemble,
batch, bring together, bulk, bunch, bunch together, bunch up,
clump, cluster, collate, collect, colligate, collocate, combine,
compare, compose, conglomerate, corral, cumulate, dig up,
draw together, dredge up, drive together, gather, gather in,
gather together, get in, get together, group, join, juxtapose,
lump together, make up, mass, match, mobilize, muster, order,
organize, pair, partner, put together, raise, rake up, rally,
round up, scrape together, systematize, take up, whip in