[ uh-sem-buhl ]
/ əˈsɛm bəl /
verb (used with object), as·sem·bled, as·sem·bling.
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).
verb (used without object), as·sem·bled, as·sem·bling.
to come together; gather; meet: We assembled in the auditorium.
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Origin of assemble
1200–50; Middle English <Old French assembler<Vulgar Latin *assimulāre to bring together, equivalent to Latin as-as- + simul together + -ā- thematic vowel + -re infinitive suffix
SYNONYMS FOR assemble
Definition for assemble (2 of 2)
[ French a-sahn-bley ]
/ French a sɑ̃ˈbleɪ /
noun, plural as·sem·blés [French a-sahn-bley]. /French a sɑ̃ˈbleɪ/. Ballet.
a jump in which the dancer throws one leg up, springs off the other, and lands with both feet together.
Origin of assemblé
<French, past participle of assembler to assemble
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British Dictionary definitions for assemble (1 of 2)
/ (əˈsɛmbəl) /
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
Word Origin for assemble
C13: from Old French assembler, from Vulgar Latin assimulāre (unattested) to bring together, from Latin simul together
British Dictionary definitions for assemble (2 of 2)
/ French (asɑ̃ble) /
ballet a sideways leap in which the feet come together in the air in preparation for landing
Word Origin for assemblé
literally: brought together
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