Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To gather into a single book.
  • transitive verb To put together or compose from materials gathered from several sources.
  • transitive verb Computers To translate (a program) into machine language.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make or form (a written or printed work) by putting together in due order or in an order adapted to the given purpose, and with such changes and additions as may be deemed necessary or desirable, literary, historical, or other written or printed materials collected from various sources; prepare or draw up by selecting, adapting, and rearranging existing materials: as, to compile tables of weights and measures; to compile a gazetteer or a glossary.
  • To write; compose.
  • To contain; comprise.
  • To make up or place (together); compose; construct.
  • To bring into accord or agreement; reconcile.
  • To score, earn, ‘pile up’ (usually of a large number of runs).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To put together; to construct; to build.
  • transitive verb obsolete To contain or comprise.
  • transitive 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.
  • transitive verb obsolete To write; to compose.
  • transitive verb (Computers) to process (computer program source code) with a compiler{2} to produce an assembly-language program or an executable program in machine language.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To put together; to assemble; to make by gathering things from various sources.
  • verb obsolete To construct, build.
  • verb transitive, computing To use a compiler to process source code and produce executable code.
  • verb intransitive, computing To be successfully processed by a compiler into executable code.
  • verb obsolete, transitive To contain or comprise.
  • verb obsolete To write; to compose.
  • noun computing An act of compiling code.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb get or gather together
  • verb use a computer program to translate source code written in a particular programming language into computer-readable machine code that can be executed
  • verb put together out of existing material

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English compilen, from Old French compiler, probably from Latin compīlāre, to plunder : com-, com- + pīla, heap (of stones), pillar.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

from Old French compiler (early 14c.), from Latin compilo ("heap, plunder")

Examples

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  • The last section simply calls the compile-all task with the debug flag set to true.

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  • In addition, it is annoying (to say the least) to compile, which is why all three third-party package management systems that I know of (MacPorts, fink, as well as homebrew), last time I checked, did not have it at all, or their versions were broken.

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  • The last section simply calls the compile-all task with the debug flag set to true.

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  • The last section simply calls the compile-all task with the debug flag set to true.

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  • The last section simply calls the compile-all task with the debug flag set to true.

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  • · XML Commands file is not saved properly (unused tag) · ExtraPuTTY DLL does not work with Visual basic project (_stdcall compile needed) · ExtraPuTTY DLL is block if the size of data received exceed 10000 octets

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  • The thing they struggle with most often is just getting the program to compile which is touched upon in another post here.

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  • Once you have coverage on a line you know it will "compile" much like a C or Java program.

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  • Once you have coverage on a line you know it will "compile" much like a C or Java program.

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