1. [ verb ] put together out of existing material
Synonyms: compose

"compile a list"

Related terms: make catalogue cobble_together anthologize compilation compilation compositor
2. [ verb ] get or gather together
Synonyms: collect accumulate amass hoard roll_up pile_up

"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"

Related terms: store accumulate run_up lump scrape fund corral bale catch fund accumulation collection compilation
3. [ verb ] (computer science) use a computer program to translate source code written in a particular programming language into computer-readable machine code that can be executed
Related terms: make compilation
Similar spelling:   compiler