compiles; compiled; compiling
1 a : to create (a CD, book, list, etc.) by gathering things (such as songs or pieces of writing or information)
He compiled a book of poems.
She compiled a list of names.
b : to put together (various songs, pieces of writing, facts, etc.) in a publication or collection
They took the best submissions and compiled them in a single issue of the magazine.
We compiled our findings in the report.
2 computers : to change (computer programming instructions) into a form the computer can understand and use
a compiled program