- a group of persons or things gathered or collected; an assembly; collection; aggregate.
- the act of assembling; state of being assembled.
- Fine Arts.
- Archaeology. the aggregate of artifacts and other remains found on a site, considered as material evidence in support of a theory concerning the culture or cultures inhabiting it.
Origin of assemblage
Related Words for assemblagethrong, assembly, crowd, company, aggregation, collection, congregation, convergence, group, association
Examples from the Web for assemblage
Contemporary Examples of assemblage
“The street pole that tells a wonderful story,” Maria told the assemblage.How Brooklyn’s First Ice Cream Girl Fought City Hall–and Won
October 13, 2014
But leadership is more than an assemblage of intellectually correct positions.Inside Obama's Tax-Cut Gamble
December 8, 2010
Self-Portrait, 1916,” which Man Ray made at the age of 26, is notably considered the “first proto-Dada assemblage.Man Ray Revealed
November 12, 2009
Historical Examples of assemblage
An embarrassed silence fell like a vapor over the assemblage.Tiverton Tales
In the midst of the assemblage one figure towers—the Arch Druid.
This assemblage of evergreens was not, then, one of the bounties of Nature; they had been planted.
What is your plan, and what do you want to do with this assemblage of people?The Middle Class Gentleman
Each ship-shire elected four men to an assemblage of law-makers.The Little Manx Nation - 1891
- a number of things or persons assembled together; collection; assembly
- a list of dishes served at a meal or the dishes themselves
- the act or process of assembling or the state of being assembled
- (ˌæsəmˈblɑːʒ) a three-dimensional work of art that combines various objects into an integrated whole
Word Origin and History for assemblage
c.1704, from French assemblage "gathering, assemblage," from assembler (see assemble). Earlier English words in the same sense include assemblement, assemblance (both late 15c.).
- A collection of artifacts from a single datable component of an archaeological site. Depending on the site and culture, an assemblage may be associated with a single limited activity, as with stone tools found at a butchering site, or may reflect a broad range of cultural life, as with artifacts that are found in a communal living site.