- to put together (documents, selections, or other materials) in one book or work.
- to make (a book, writing, or the like) of materials from various sources: to compile an anthology of plays; to compile a graph showing changes in profit.
- to gather together: to compile data.
- Computers. to translate (a computer program) from a high-level language into another language, usually machine language, using a compiler.
Origin of compile
Examples from the Web for compiled
And so we compiled this list through conversations with colleagues and social media crowd-sourcing.The Best Columns of 2014
John Avlon, Errol Louis
December 31, 2014
Our young and talented crew was compiled of friends and fellow classmates.Nitehawk Shorts Festival: ‘Brute,’ a Twisted Take on Playing in the Dark
November 28, 2014
I was just trying to get better before I compiled some audition.How Aidy Bryant Stealthily Became Your Favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star
October 31, 2014
All told, Warmuth said he has compiled a list of more than 1,000 appropriations, or “citations” as he calls them, in Chronicles.Bob Dylan’s ‘Da Vinci Code’ Revealed
May 18, 2014
Goodwin, an associate professor at Nottingham University, has compiled the first comprehensive study on the rise of Ukip.Is Britain’s Tea Party Turning Politics Upside Down?
April 30, 2014
The survey is wonderfully complete, and was compiled in a very short time.English Villages
P. H. Ditchfield
Together with his scholars he had compiled the book which bears his name.The Chinese Fairy Book
From that diary this story of our raids, expeditions, and fights is compiled.Three Years in the Federal Cavalry
Does the form of prayer compiled by Juxon, Sanderson, and Hammond exist?
This Dictionary was compiled on the plan of Calmet, but left unfinished.
- to make or compose from other materials or sourcesto compile a list of names
- to collect or gather for a book, hobby, etc
- computing to create (a set of machine instructions) from a high-level programming language, using a compiler
Word Origin and History for compiled
early 14c., from Old French compiler "compile, collect" (13c.), from Latin compilare "to plunder, rob," probably originally "bundle together, heap up;" hence "to pack up and carry off," from com- "together" (see com-) + pilare "to compress, ram down." Related: Compiled; compiling.