- to bring together or gather into one place, company, body, or whole.
- to put or fit together; put together the parts of: to assemble information for a report; to assemble a toy from a kit.
- Computers. compile(def 4).
- to come together; gather; meet: We assembled in the auditorium.
Origin of assemble
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- a jump in which the dancer throws one leg up, springs off the other, and lands with both feet together.
Origin of assemblé
Examples from the Web for assembles
An editorial in the (left-wing) Toronto Star assembles the evidence that Toronto's (kinda-right-wing) mayor Rob Ford is a drunk.How Rob Ford's Drinking Affects His Work
March 27, 2013
I also look forward to the motley crew of orphans Joan assembles at her 35–40-seat table each year.My Thanksgiving With Joan Rivers
November 24, 2012
Now it assembles the blossoms of a whole long year to bewilder and allure.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Abbot Hugo assembles us in Chapter; asks, "If there is any complaint?"Past and Present
She assembles us all, round a little trap-door in the floor, as round a grave.Pictures from Italy
The Halictus knows this well and assembles in her numbers that she may work all the better.Bramble-bees and Others
J. Henri Fabre
He assembles the fathers of Goa by night, and upon what account.
- to come or bring together; collect or congregate
- to fit or join together (the parts of something, such as a machine)to assemble the parts of a kit
- to run (a computer program) that converts a set of symbolic data, usually in the form of specific single-step instructions, into machine language
- ballet a sideways leap in which the feet come together in the air in preparation for landing
Word Origin and History for assembles
earlly 14c., transitive and intransitive, from Old French assembler "come together, join, unite; gather" (11c.), from Latin assimulare "to make like, liken, compare; copy, imitate; feign, pretend," later "to gather together," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + simulare "to make like" (see simulation). In Middle English and in Old French it also was a euphemism for "to couple sexually." Meaning "to put parts together" in manufacturing is from 1852. Related: Assembled; assembling. Assemble together is redundant.