verb (used with object), assembled, assembling.
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 ).
verb (used without object), assembled, assembling.
to come together; gather; meet: We assembled in the auditorium.

1200–50; Middle English < Old French assembler < Vulgar Latin *assimulāre to bring together, equivalent to Latin as- as- + simul together + -ā- thematic vowel + -re infinitive suffix

1. convene, convoke. See gather. 2. connect. See manufacture. 4. congregate, convene.

1, 4. disperse. Unabridged


[French a-sahn-bley]
noun, plural assemblés [French a-sahn-bley] . Ballet.
a jump in which the dancer throws one leg up, springs off the other, and lands with both feet together.

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assemble (əˈsɛmbəl)
1.  to come or bring together; collect or congregate
2.  to fit or join together (the parts of something, such as a machine): to assemble the parts of a kit
3.  to run (a computer program) that converts a set of symbolic data, usually in the form of specific single-step instructions, into machine language
[C13: from Old French assembler, from Vulgar Latin assimulāre (unattested) to bring together, from Latin simul together]

assemblé (asɑ̃ble)
ballet a sideways leap in which the feet come together in the air in preparation for landing
[literally: brought together]

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Word Origin & History

mid-13c. (trans.), c.1300 (intrans.), from O.Fr. assembler (11c.), from L. assimulare "to make like, think like," later "to gather together," from ad- "to" + simulare "to make like" (see simulation). In 14c. it also was a euphemism for "to couple sexually." Assemble together
is redundant. Meaning "to put parts together" in manufacturing is from 1852.
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(French: "step put together"), in classical ballet, a movement in which a dancer's feet or legs are brought together in the air and the dancer lands on both feet. It can be done front, back, dessus, dessous, and so on.

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