Pronunciation: (kum-pīl'),[key] —v.t.,-piled, -pil•ing. 1. to put together (documents, selections, or other materials) in one book or work.
2. to make (a book, writing, or the like) of materials from various sources: to compile an anthology of plays; to compile a graph showing changes in profit. 3. to gather together: to compile data. 4. Computers.to translate (a computer program) from a high-level language into another language, usually machine language, using a compiler.