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COMPILE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does compile mean? 

COMPILE (verb)
  The verb COMPILE has 3 senses:

1. get or gather together
2. put together out of existing material
3. use a computer program to translate source code written in a particular programming language into computer-readable machine code that can be executed

  Familiarity information: COMPILE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMPILE (verb)


Sense 1compile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get or gather together

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

compile; collect; accumulate; amass; hoard; roll up; pile up

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "compile" is one way to...):

hive away; lay in; put in; salt away; stack away; stash away; store (keep or lay aside for future use)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "compile"):

fund (accumulate a fund for the discharge of a recurrent liability)

catch (take in and retain)

bale (make into a bale)

chunk; lump (put together indiscriminately)

come up; scrape; scrape up; scratch (gather (money or other resources) together over time)

collect; pull in (get or bring together)

corral (collect or gather)

run up (pile up (debts or scores))

fund (place or store up in a fund for accumulation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2compile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put together out of existing material

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

compile; compose

Context example:

compile a list

Hypernyms (to "compile" is one way to...):

make (make by shaping or bringing together constituents)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "compile"):

cobble together; cobble up (put together hastily)

anthologise; anthologize (compile an anthology)

catalog; catalogue (make a catalogue, compile a catalogue)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 3compile [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Use a computer program to translate source code written in a particular programming language into computer-readable machine code that can be executed

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Hypernyms (to "compile" is one way to...):

make (make by shaping or bringing together constituents)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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