Origin of compiler
Examples from the Web for compiler
Today, Cunard is best known as the compiler and publisher of Negro: An Anthology (1934).What Can You Learn About Writers From Their Personal Libraries?
September 17, 2013
Jacobus, né Jacopo, was a 13th-century Genoan archbishop and compiler of what we might call Lies of the Saints.Twelve Unusual Christmas Reads
December 25, 2011
This story was first put about by the compiler of "The Lives of the Poets," in 1753.The Man Shakespeare
The author and compiler of this work is the editor of "Yachting."Taxidermy
Leon Luther Pray
It would appear that Aretaeus is not an independent writer, but mainly a compiler.The Legacy of Greece
Here the compiler leaves his task: the inferences may be drawn by experts.The Valet's Tragedy and Other Stories
You are not a reporter; not a compiler of dossiers; not a photographer.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2
- a person who collects or compiles something
- a computer program by which a high-level programming language, such as COBOL or FORTRAN, is converted into machine language that can be acted upon by a computerCompare assembler
Word Origin and History for compiler
early 14c., from Anglo-French compilour, Old French compileur "author, chronicler," from Latin compilatorem, agent noun from compilare (see compile). Another form of the word current in early Modern English was compilator, directly from the Latin.
- A computer program associated with certain programming languages that converts the instructions written in those languages into machine code that can later be executed directly by a computer. See more at programming language.