Com*pile" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compiled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Compiling.] [F. compiler, fr.L. compilare to plunder, pillage; com- + pilare to plunder. See Pill, v. t., Pillage.]

1.

To put together; to construct; to build.

[Obs.]

Before that Merlin died, he did intend A brazen wall in compass to compile. Spenser.

2.

To contain or comprise.

[Obs.]

Which these six books compile. Spenser.

3.

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. Macaulay.

4.

To write; to compose.

[Obs.]

Sir W. Temple.

 

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