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.
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Origin of assembly
synonym study for assembly
OTHER WORDS FROM assemblypre·as·sem·bly, noun, plural pre·as·sem·blies.re·as·sem·bly, noun, plural re·as·sem·blies.self-as·sem·bly, noun, plural self·-as·sem·blies.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH assemblyassemblage, assembly
Example sentences from the Web for assembly
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.
There were no cameras at those summer camps and school assemblies.
Beards are for going to Occupy Wall Street assemblies, not for Wall Street elite assemblies.Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein Goes Hipster With Davos Beard|Daniel Gross|January 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the state assemblies, 42 members had rape or associated charges against them at the time of their election.India’s Fatal Rape Was Typical in a Country That Degrades Women|Anuradha Roy|January 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He prohibited the assemblies in the cemeteries, and reiterated the edict of extermination against the Christians.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
A great number of persons were apprehended on the charge of conspiracy, and of holding illegal assemblies.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
It was not, however, in the courts of law that eloquence displayed the greatest fire and passion, but in political assemblies.
These could only coexist with liberty; for a democracy is more favorable than an aristocracy to large assemblies of citizens.
There is neither sociability, or rational enjoyment, to be had in these very large assemblies.Alone|Marion Harland
British Dictionary definitions for assembly (1 of 2)
noun plural -blies
- a signal for personnel to assemble, as by drum, bugle, etc
- (as modifier)an assembly area