Meaning – The word compile, refers to the process of converting all the lines of code, that is written in a high language language, into a language that the computer understands (Machine level language). The computer only understands the language of 0 and 1, which is almost impossible to understand or decipher for human beings. In order to allow people to communicate or give commands to the computer, there are programming languages such as C, C++, Java, Python, Swift, etc, which feature a command set that seems and sounds very much like a human conversation.
The programmers learn these languages and prepare codes that consist of instructions for the computer to follow, in order to accomplish a task. These lines of code, are then ‘compiled’ into machine level language, that the computer can interpret and take action.
Example of usage – “The programmer decided to take a short break from work, as his long code was compiling.”