noun, plural as·sem·blies.
- a signal, as by drum or bugle, for troops to fall into ranks or otherwise assemble.
- the movement of forces, tanks, soldiers, etc., scattered by battle or battle drill, toward and into a small area.
Origin of assembly
Synonyms for assembly
Related Words for assembliesgathering, crowd, cluster, huddle, council, rally, flock, bunch, conference, confab, group, crew, meeting, multitude, body, conclave, faction, company, convocation, aggregation
Examples from the Web for assemblies
Contemporary Examples of assemblies
A further 274 teams currently are working on plans to launch their own assemblies.
As the assemblies multiply and spread, the disparity between communities has thrown up a series of issues.
Historical Examples of assemblies
All routs, all assemblies, all circles, and all balls were at a stop.Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete
Dinners, receptions, and assemblies were not complete without him.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
My evenings were always given to M. de Malipiero's assemblies.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
She presided over the assemblies of the people and the laws of hospitality.Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome
The music at the assemblies was of all kinds, both instrumental and vocal.The Witch-cult in Western Europe
Margaret Alice Murray
noun plural -blies
- a signal for personnel to assemble, as by drum, bugle, etc
- (as modifier)an assembly area
noun plural -blies
c.1300, "a gathering of persons, a group gathered for some purpose," from Old French as(s)emblee "assembly, gathering; union, marriage," noun use of fem. past participle of assembler "to assemble" (see assemble). Meaning "gathering together" is recorded from early 15c.; that of "act of assembling parts or objects" is from 1914, as is assembly line. School sense is recorded from 1932.