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Definition of "compile" []

  • To gather into a single book. (verb-transitive)
  • To put together or compose from materials gathered from several sources: compile an encyclopedia. (verb-transitive)
  • Computer Science To translate (a program) into machine language. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "compile" in a sentence
  • "$compile - > compile_write ($row [ 'template_filename'], $compile - > compile (trim ($row [ 'template_data']))); unset ($this - > filename [$row [ 'template_filename']]); root."
  • "The last section simply calls the compile-all task with the debug flag set to true."
  • "In addition, it is annoying (to say the least) to compile, which is why all three third-party package management systems that I know of (MacPorts, fink, as well as homebrew), last time I checked, did not have it at all, or their versions were broken."