compile compile  /kəm ˈpaɪl/


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

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  1. The federal No Child Left Behind Act requires states to compile annual lists of persistently dangerous schools but leaves it to each state to define the term.
  2. Really, what she was trying to do was compile a list of places in the U.
  3. Serious birders compile a list of every species they have seen in their lifetimes.


  1. Business Casual: Several contractors supporting NSA snooping have South Bay presence

    After last week's revelations that our government has been secretly collecting information on millions of Americans who use a phone to make calls as well as many Internet users, some of the focus has fallen on contractors that help our spy agencies compile data on us.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Daily Breeze

  2. San Antonio’s Homeless Registry Unveiled

    Through the collaborated efforts of 100,000 Homes Campaign, Got Your 6, and dedicated partners, San Antonio hopes to end homelessness among vulnerable San Antonio residents, including veterans. This week more than 100 volunteers hit the streets of San Antonio to compile a registry of the Alamo City’s homeless. According to compelling data cited on Thursday by Jake Maguire (above), from the 100 ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: San Antonio Current

  3. New northwest Oregon tsunami maps show less high ground for refuge than thought

    Oregon geology experts use laser-based remote sensing technology to compile new maps that show what areas would be safe during the most severe tsunamis. The new maps show fewer areas for refuge in the worst-case scenarios.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Oregonian


  1. "With all of you, I would first would like to compile firm policies or plans to rebuild Japan......ahead of the upper house election," Kan said in his acceptance speech before leaving the stage and pumping his fist in the air.
    on Jun 3, 2010 By: Naoto Kan Source: Toronto Sun

  2. "We're excited about the new president and we want him to be excited about us, so we're asking our audience to help compile the list of our most definitive Canadian songs," said Denise Donlon, executive director of English Radio, in a statement.
    on Dec 29, 2008 By: Denise Donlon Source:

  3. "When you break it down in wins and losses, I guess you do compile a resume," Wright said. "But I'm just worried about going out and getting a win -- nothing for myself or for my resume or anything like that. I think it'll be a great team win...
    on Sep 19, 2007 By: Kyle Wright Source:

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