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assembled

[uh-sem-buh ld]
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adjective
  1. noting an artificial gem formed of two or more parts, as a doublet or triplet, at least one of which is a true gemstone.
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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.
  1. to bring together or gather into one place, company, body, or whole.
  2. to put or fit together; put together the parts of: to assemble information for a report; to assemble a toy from a kit.
  3. Computers. compile(def 4).
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verb (used without object), as·sem·bled, as·sem·bling.
  1. 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

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Synonym study

1. See gather. 2. See manufacture.

Antonyms for assemble

1, 4. disperse.
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Related Words for assembled

massed, met, amassed

Examples from the Web for assembled

Contemporary Examples of assembled

Historical Examples of assembled

  • The principal officials had assembled in Westminster Hall at 10 o'clock.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • You know, of course, of the International Conference assembled in Milan?

    The Secret Agent

    Joseph Conrad

  • Here the guests were assembled, and thither we bent our steps.

    In the Valley

    Harold Frederic

  • She set her lips defiantly, and looked round on the assembled group.

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown

  • We were all assembled in the large room which we used on Thursdays.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt


British Dictionary definitions for assembled

assemble

verb
  1. to come or bring together; collect or congregate
  2. to fit or join together (the parts of something, such as a machine)to assemble the parts of a kit
  3. to run (a computer program) that converts a set of symbolic data, usually in the form of specific single-step instructions, into machine language
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Word Origin for assemble

C13: from Old French assembler, from Vulgar Latin assimulāre (unattested) to bring together, from Latin simul together

assemblé

noun
  1. ballet a sideways leap in which the feet come together in the air in preparation for landing
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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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