- a jump in which the dancer throws one leg up, springs off the other, and lands with both feet together.
Origin of assemblé
- ballet a sideways leap in which the feet come together in the air in preparation for landing
- 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 and History for assemblé
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.