Definition of code verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    code

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//koʊd//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they code
     
    he / she / it codes
     
    past simple coded
     
    -ing form coding
     
     
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  1. 1code something to write or print words, letters, numbers, etc. on something so that you know what it is, what group it belongs to, etc. Each order is coded separately.
  2. 2to put a message into code so that it can only be understood by a few people
  3. 3code something (computing) to write a computer program by putting one system of numbers, words, and symbols into another system synonym encode
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: code