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Meaning of assemble by Wiktionary Dictionary

assemble


    Etymology

    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 .



Explanation of assemble by Wordnet Dictionary

assemble


    Verb
    1. create by putting components or members together

    2. collect in one place

    3. We assembled in the church basement
    4. get people together

    5. assemble your colleagues


    Definition of assemble by GCIDE Dictionary

    assemble


    1. Assemble v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assembled ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Assembling] [F. assembler, fr. LL. assimulare to bring together to collect; L. ad + simul together; akin to similis like, Gr. at the same time, and E. same. Cf. Assimilate, Same.]
      1. To collect into one place or body; to bring or call together; to convene; to congregate.

      Thither he assembled all his train. Milton.

      All the men of Israel assembled themselves. 1 Kings viii. 2.

      2. To collect and put together the parts of; as, “to assemble a bicycle, watch, gun, or other manufactured article”.

    2. Assemble, v. i. To meet or come together, as a number of individuals; to convene; to congregate.
      Dryden.

      The Parliament assembled in November. W. Massey.

    3. Assemble, v. i. To liken; to compare. [Obs.]

      Bribes may be assembled to pitch. Latimer.