- verb to put together a number of pieces of information
- verb to score the stated number of runs. The term usually suggests patient and determined accumulation of a high score.
Citation ‘Curtis compiled his century in 348 minutes off 314 balls, with 13 fours. It was a painstaking effort which put his team in a commanding position’
(Michael Nally, Observer 2 May 1993)
Citation ‘This was most perfectly demonstrated in his series-turning innings of the Fourth Test, when he [Flintoff] compiled – rather than swatted or biffed or bludgeoned – a century of murderous purpose’
(Simon Barnes, Wisden
- To take the source code of a program written in a high-level language, and translate it into machine language using a compiler (1).
- To take a set of high-level language statements, and translate them into a lower-level representation using a compiler (2).
Information & Library Science
- verb to put together different pieces of information in order to make them into one document