- 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).
- to come together; gather; meet: We assembled in the auditorium.
Origin of assemble
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Examples from the Web for assembling
But if Democrats are faced with the reality of a glut of qualified candidates, Republicans are assembling more of a fantasy team.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races
January 9, 2015
ASSEMBLING THE AMAZING CAST Robert Iscove (Director): Harvey Weinstein gave the film to me.‘She’s All That' 15th Anniversary: Cast and Crew Reminisce About the Making of the ‘90s Classic
January 29, 2014
Yet arguably, if Israel advances to an agreement, the possibility of assembling an international coalition against Iran widens.A Very Israeli Linkage: Iran's Nuclear Bomb and Peace With Palestine
September 10, 2013
Assembling a nice private data set is a huge amount of work.Why Don't More Social Scientists Share Their Data?
April 18, 2013
At the same time, other agents were assembling a profile of Dykes.Alabama Hostage Standoff: Jimmy Lee Dykes Seized Boy to Gain Attention
February 6, 2013
The assembling of the crew of a merchantman, in that day, was a melancholy sight.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
As they were assembling for breakfast on this morning, Arthur came in.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
We were alone then, too; being there before the usual hour of assembling.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
Didn't you know that the hour for assembling was ten o'clock?'Barnaby Rudge
The method of assembling the boiler is pictured clearly in Fig. 49.Boys' Book of Model Boats
Raymond Francis Yates
- 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
- ballet a sideways leap in which the feet come together in the air in preparation for landing
Word Origin and History for assembling
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.