• WordNet 3.6
    • v compile put together out of existing material "compile a list"
    • v compile use a computer program to translate source code written in a particular programming language into computer-readable machine code that can be executed
    • v compile get or gather together "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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Grey's Anatomy (the medical book most every doctor, nurse, biologist, etc. is trained on in most every university) was compiled using detailed pictures of dead Jews that Hitler and the 3rd Reich experimented on, most of which where dissected while still alive. Although the medical community knows this fact, they continue using the book due to its detail and real-life pictures.
    • Compile To contain or comprise. "Which these six books compile ."
    • Compile (Computers) to process (computer program source code) with a compiler{2} to produce an assembly-language program or an executable program in machine language.
    • Compile 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. "He [Goldsmith compiled for the use of schools a History of Rome."
    • Compile To put together; to construct; to build. "Before that Merlin died, he did intend
      A brazen wall in compass to compile ."
    • Compile To write; to compose.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the US, Delaware, Virginia and Michigan rank as the top three states for Ritalin use, and most of the prescriptions are for elementary and middle school age children. Doctors in these states prescribe at least 33 grams for every 1,000 residents, 56 percent more than the national average, according to figures compiled by the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency.
    • compile 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.
    • compile To write; compose.
    • compile To contain; comprise.
    • compile To make up or place (together); compose; construct.
    • compile To bring into accord or agreement; reconcile.
    • compile To score, earn, ‘pile up’ (usually of a large number of runs).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The U.S. Library of Congress has compiled a 232-source bibliography on the subject of when, properly speaking, centuries roll over. Almost all of the sources agree that the twentieth century does not end until December 31, 2000.
    • v.t Compile kom-pīl′ to write or compose by collecting the materials from other books: to draw up or collect: to compose
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  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    “The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. compiler, fr.L. compilare, to plunder, pillage; com-, + pilare, to plunder. See Pill (v. t.) Pillage,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. compiler, prob. from L. compilārecom, together, pilāre, to plunder.


In literature:

As a collection this group is the most interesting in the new compilation.
"History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)" by Adolph Harnack
The pair compiled many books together.
"George Borrow and His Circle" by Clement King Shorter
The 'glorious city' is Eridu, though the compiler would have us apply it to Babylon.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
In the monasteries, the great literary occupation consists in the compiling of chronicles.
"A Literary History of the English People" by Jean Jules Jusserand
No fewer than three chapters in a book the Criminal Investigation Department had commenced compiling were devoted to him.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
Compiled by E. LAWSON.
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
It was before 1860 that Perrey made his great compilation.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
Indeed, a large volume might be compiled on the Adventures of Some Famous Books.
"The Book-Hunter in London" by William Roberts
There are also many curiosities of compilation in auction catalogues.
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
For nearly a century the originals of Sir John Fenn's compilation were utterly lost.
"The Book-Hunter at Home" by P. B. M. Allan

In poetry:

Mr. Werner Laurie*
Is not at all sorry
He undertook the publication
Of this instructive compilation.
"Clerihew – Werner Laurie" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
And I, the poet of these folk,
Am ordered to compile
This truly famous history
In good old ballad style.
"The Delectable Ballad Of The Waller Lot" by Eugene Field
They needed no compilate laws
With which to jail their brethren,
Enough to leave alone cat-claws
To make each member sovereign.
"Casa Grande: Arizona" by Norman MacLeod
O precious codex, volume, tome,
Book, writing, compilation, work
Attend the while I pen a pome,
A jest, a jape, a quip, a quirk.
"To A Thesaurus" by Franklin Pierce Adams

In news:

The statistics, compiled by the General Accounting Office, show that companies must wait an average of four years to obtain a patent in genetic engineering , the core science of biotechnology.
The study used a decade of information about genitourinary injuries in American adults to compile the top 7 reasons for genital injuries.
The following reader comments have been compiled from recent articles about President Ford.
Foyt was compiling a resume that included 67 IndyCar wins including four Indianapolis 500s, it seemed as if he could win anywhere he drove.
You've probably noticed the last few issues of the News has been filled with lists and compilations.
Although there are quite a few names missing from the list, we picked 20 of your nominations and compiled a poll.
Adult multivitamins in gummy format have been compiled into one four-foot retail set for the first time.
Compiled by Chet Hardin, Ralph Routon, J Adrian Stanley and Pam Zubeck.
Rusher, receiver, kick returner — he compiles all-purpose yards all over the field.
The list, compiled from health department reports, reflects actions taken by the departments.
With 50 First Dates, it seems as though Adam Sandler is trying to compile a greatest-hits film, cobbling together the stuff that worked in his previous films in the hopes that it'll play even better all in one go.
Pawnation has assembled a compilation of some of our animal friends who have served alongside brave men and women who died for their country.
Model MLS Rule 13.6 clarifies that inclusions in MLS compilations cannot be required as a condition of placing lockboxes on listed property.
Loggerhead sea turtle nesting was near a 24-year high along Florida beaches this year, according to data compiled by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) researchers.
As WGNA prepares to host the Taste of Home Cooking School Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Turf in Albany, we've compiled a list of our favorite versions of a Cookin' Country Classic.

In science:

Results obtained with two different interactions (AL1 and AL1χ) are compiled, but the gross features of the multipolar decomposition do not depend significantly on the selected interaction.
Charmed and Bottom Baryons: a Variational Approach based on Heavy Quark Symmetry
We have developed a variational scheme to describe the charm and bottom baryons compiled in Table I.
Charmed and Bottom Baryons: a Variational Approach based on Heavy Quark Symmetry
Results have been obtained with the AL1 inter–quark interaction and for comparison, the Faddeev results of Ref. (denoted by FAD) have been also compiled.
Charmed and Bottom Baryons: a Variational Approach based on Heavy Quark Symmetry
We used the numerical results compiled in Ref. for the integrals associated with each diagram.
Spin models with random anisotropy and reflection symmetry
The network was compiled with a cutoff of at least 5 synapses for connections between neurons.
Topological Generalizations of network motifs