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See also: compilé
- (transitive) To put together; to assemble; to make by gathering things from various sources.
- Samuel Johnson compiled one of the most influential dictionaries of the English language.
- (obsolete) To construct; to build.
- (transitive, snooker) To achieve (a break) by making a sequence of shots.
- Steve Davis compiled a 147.
- (transitive, programming) To use a compiler to process source code and produce executable code.
- After I compile this program I'll run it and see if it works.
- (intransitive, programming) To be successfully processed by a compiler into executable code.
- There must be an error in my source code because it won't compile.
- (obsolete, transitive) To contain or comprise.
- 1595, Edmunde Spenser [i.e., Edmund Spenser], “(please specify the sonnet number or title)”, in Amoretti and Epithalamion. […], London: […] [Peter Short] for William Ponsonby, OCLC 932931864; reprinted in Amoretti and Epithalamion (The Noel Douglas Replicas), London: Noel Douglas […], 1927, OCLC 474036557:
- Which these six books compile.
- (obsolete) To write; to compose.
- 1690, William Temple, “Of Heroick Virtue”, in Miscellanea. The Second Part. [...], 2nd edition, London: […] J. R. for Ri[chard] and Ra[lph] Simpson, […], OCLC 863624292, section II, page 188:
- They are at their leisure much given to poetry; in which they compile the praises of virtuous men and actions , satires against vice
assemble from a collection
be successfully processed by a compiler
compile (plural compiles)
- (programming) An act of compiling code.
- 1985, Robert A Stern, An Introduction to Computers and Information Processing:
- […] programming team managers assumed the "improved programs" produced through structured programming would not require as many compiles during development.
- 2007, Scott Meyers, Mike Lee, MAC OS X Leopard: Beyond the Manual
- Any file with an error or warning on it will be added to this smart group until the next compile.
- inflection of :