Assemble Definition

ə-sĕmbəl
assembled, assembles, assembling
verb
assembled, assembles, assembling
To bring or call together into a group or whole.
The bailiff assembled the jury.
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To gather into a group; collect.
Webster's New World
To fit together the parts or pieces of.
Assemble a machine; assemble data.
American Heritage
To fit or put together the parts of (a machine, etc.)
Webster's New World
To gather together; congregate.
Protesters assembled on the common.
American Heritage
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noun
A jump in ballet in which the feet meet together in midair and then land together on the floor.
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Origin of Assemble

  • From Middle English assemblen, from Old French assembler (“to assemble”), from Medieval Latin assimulare (“to bring together”), from ad- + simul (“together”), from Proto-Indo-European *sōm-, *som- (“together”), from Proto-Indo-European *sem- (“one, whole”). Cognate with Old English samnian (“to bring together, assemble”). More at sam.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English assemblen from Old French assembler from Vulgar Latin assimulāre Latin ad- ad- Latin simul together sem-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French from past participle of assembler to assemble, fit together from assembler to assemble, fit together from Old French assemble

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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