compiler

Definitions of compiler
  1. noun
    a person who compiles information (as for reference purposes)
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    Nathaniel Bailey
    English lexicographer who was the first to treat etymology consistently; his work was used as a reference by Samuel Johnson (died in 1742)
    Sir William Alexander Craigie
    English lexicographer who was a joint editor of the Oxford English Dictionary (1872-1966)
    John Florio
    English lexicographer remembered for his Italian and English dictionary (1553-1625)
    Henry Watson Fowler
    English lexicographer who wrote a well-known book on English usage (1858-1933)
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer and lexicographer (1709-1784)
    Pierre Athanase Larousse
    French lexicographer (1817-1875)
    Maximilien Paul Emile Littre
    French lexicographer (1801-1881)
    Sir James Augustus Henry Murray
    Scottish philologist and the lexicographer who shaped the Oxford English Dictionary (1837-1915)
    Noah Webster
    United States lexicographer (1758-1843)
    Joseph Emerson Worcester
    United States lexicographer who was accused of plagiarism by Noah Webster (1784-1865)
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    encyclopaedist, encyclopedist
    a person who compiles information for encyclopedias
    lexicographer, lexicologist
    a compiler or writer of a dictionary; a student of the lexical component of language
    etymologist
    a lexicographer who specializes in etymology
    neologist
    a lexicographer of new words and expressions
    synonymist
    a student of synonyms
    type of:
    author, writer
    writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
  2. noun
    (computer science) a program that decodes instructions written in a higher order language and produces an assembly language program
    synonyms: compiling program
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    C compiler
    a compiler for programs written in C
    Fortran compiler
    a compiler for programs written in FORTRAN
    LISP compiler
    a compiler for programs written in LISP
    Pascal compiler
    a compiler for programs written in Pascal
    type of:
    computer program, computer programme, program, programme
    (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
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