compile-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: collect and put together evidence, data, or information

We're compiling some facts and figures for a documentary on the subject.
They compiled a survey containing reports from correspondents in 40 countries.
Police compiled a report and advised them to cancel the stolen credit cards.
He compiled encyclopedias of astronomy, scientific biography, chemistry, and physics.

VerbNet: build-26.1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: compile.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: translate programming code into machine language using a compiler

Copy the file called Makefile into your directory and type 'make' to compile the program.
Once the code was compiled normally, a command was used to run the test case.
Always save your program before compiling.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3