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. Spenser.


To contain or comprise.


Which these six books compile. Spenser.


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.


To write; to compose.


Sir W. Temple.


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