assembled

[uh-sem-buh ld]

adjective

noting an artificial gem formed of two or more parts, as a doublet or triplet, at least one of which is a true gemstone.

Nearby words

  1. asse,
  2. assegai,
  3. assemblage,
  4. assemblagist,
  5. assemble,
  6. assembler,
  7. assemblies of god,
  8. assembly,
  9. assembly district,
  10. assembly language

Origin of assembled

First recorded in 1585–95; assemble + -ed2

Related formsun·as·sem·bled, adjectivewell-as·sem·bled, adjective

assemble

[uh-sem-buhl]

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.

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

Synonym study

1. See gather. 2. See manufacture.

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British Dictionary definitions for assembled

assemble

verb

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

assemblé

noun

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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Word Origin and History for assembled

assemble

v.

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.

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