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.]
To put together; to construct; to build.
Before that Merlin died, he did intend
A brazen wall in compass to compile.
To contain or comprise.
Which these six books 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.
To write; to compose.
Sir W. Temple.
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