2. That which is compiled; especially, a book or document composed of materials gathering from other
books or documents.
His [Goldsmith's] compilations are widely distinguished from the compilations of ordinary bookmakers.
(Com"pi*la`tor) n. [L.] Compiler. [Obs.]
(Com*pile") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compiled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Compiling.] [F. compiler, fr.L.
compilare to plunder, pillage; com- + pilare to plunder. See Pill, v. t., Pillage.]
1. To put together; to construct; to build. [Obs.]
Before that Merlin died, he did intend
A brazen wall in compass to compile.
2. To contain or comprise. [Obs.]
Which these six books compile.
3. To put together in a new form out of materials already existing; esp., to put together or compose out
of materials from other books or documents.
He [Goldsmith] compiled for the use of schools a History of Rome.
4. To write; to compose. [Obs.] Sir W. Temple.
(Com*pile"ment) n. Compilation. [R.]
(Com*pil"er) n. [OE. compiluor; cf. OF. compileor, fr. L. compilator.] One who compiles; esp.,
one who makes books by compilation.
(Com*pinge") v. t. [L. compingere.] To compress; to shut up. [Obs.] Burton.
(Com*pla"cence Com*pla"cen*cy) , n. [LL. complacentia: cf. F. complaisance. See Complacent,
and cf. Complaisance.]
1. Calm contentment; satisfaction; gratification.
The inward complacence we find in acting reasonably and virtuously.
Others proclaim the infirmities of a great man with satisfaction and complacency, if they discover none
of the like in themselves.
2. The cause of pleasure or joy. "O thou, my sole complacence." Milton.
3. The manifestation of contentment or satisfaction; good nature; kindness; civility; affability.
Complacency, and truth, and manly sweetness,
Dwell ever on his tongue, and smooth his thoughts.
With mean complacence ne'er betray your trust.
(Com*pla"cent) a. [L. complacens very pleasing, p. pr. of complacere; com- + placere
to please: cf. F. complaisant. See Please and cf. Complaisant.] Self-satisfied; contented; kindly; as, a
complacent temper; a complacent smile.
They look up with a sort of complacent awe . . . to kings.