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as·sem·blage

 (ə-sĕm′blĭj)
n.
1.
a. The act of assembling.
b. The state of being assembled.
2. A collection of people or things; a gathering.
3. A collection of items from a single datable component of an archaeological site.
4. A fitting together of parts, as those in a machine.
5. A sculptural composition consisting of an arrangement of miscellaneous objects or found materials.

as·sem′blag·ist n.

assemblage

(əˈsɛmblɪdʒ)
n
1. a number of things or persons assembled together; collection; assembly
2. (Cookery) a list of dishes served at a meal or the dishes themselves
3. the act or process of assembling or the state of being assembled
4. (Art Terms) a three-dimensional work of art that combines various objects into an integrated whole

as•sem•blage

(əˈsɛm blɪdʒ; for 3 also Fr. a sɑ̃ˈblaʒ)

n.
1. a group of persons or things gathered or collected; an assembly; collection; aggregate.
2. the act of assembling or the state of being assembled.
3.
a. a sculptural technique of organizing or composing into a unified whole a group of unrelated and often fragmentary or discarded objects.
b. a work of art produced by this technique.
[1695–1705]
as•sem•blag•ist (əˈsɛm blə dʒɪst, ˌæs ɑmˈblɑ ʒɪst) n.

Assemblage

 a collection of individuals or things; a number of persons gathered together, a gathering. See also assembly, cluster, collection, concourse, group.
Examples: assemblage of all ages and nations, 1741; of grace; of ideas, 1704; of mighty heroes, 1877; of ladies, 1809; of rocks, 1748; of skaters.

assemblage

Sculpture creation by constructing the work from diverse objects. Compare carving.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.assemblage - a group of persons together in one placeassemblage - a group of persons together in one place
social group - people sharing some social relation
building - the occupants of a building; "the entire building complained about the noise"
carload - a gathering of passengers sufficient to fill an automobile
contingent - a gathering of persons representative of some larger group; "each nation sent a contingent of athletes to the Olympics"
floor - the occupants of a floor; "the whole floor complained about the lack of heat"
pair - two people considered as a unit
room - the people who are present in a room; "the whole room was cheering"
threesome, triad, trinity, trio - three people considered as a unit
turnout - the group that gathers together for a particular occasion; "a large turnout for the meeting"
foursome, quartette, quartet - four people considered as a unit; "he joined a barbershop quartet"; "the foursome teed off before 9 a.m."
fivesome, quintette, quintet - five people considered as a unit
sixsome, sextette, sextet - six people considered as a unit
sevensome, septette, septet - seven people considered as a unit
eightsome, octette, octet - eight people considered as a unit
assembly - a group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose
crowd - a large number of things or people considered together; "a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"
concourse, throng, multitude - a large gathering of people
audience - a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance; "the audience applauded"; "someone in the audience began to cough"
community - a group of people living in a particular local area; "the team is drawn from all parts of the community"
municipality - people living in a town or city having local self-government
cast, cast of characters, dramatis personae - the actors in a play
grade, class, course, form - a body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy"
year, class - a body of students who graduate together; "the class of '97"; "she was in my year at Hoehandle High"
social affair, social gathering - a gathering for the purpose of promoting fellowship
bunch, crowd, gang, crew - an informal body of friends; "he still hangs out with the same crowd"
group meeting, meeting - a formally arranged gathering; "next year the meeting will be in Chicago"; "the meeting elected a chairperson"
covey - a small collection of people
quorum - a gathering of the minimal number of members of an organization to conduct business
mass meeting, rally - a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm
commune - a body of people or families living together and sharing everything
convocation - a group gathered in response to a summons
fair - gathering of producers to promote business; "world fair"; "trade fair"; "book fair"
bevy - a large gathering of people of a particular type; "he was surrounded by a bevy of beauties in bathing attire"; "a bevy of young beach boys swarmed around him"
entourage, retinue, cortege, suite - the group following and attending to some important person
camp - a group of people living together in a camp; "the whole camp laughed at his mistake"
muster - a gathering of military personnel for duty; "he was thrown in the brig for missing muster"
rap group - a gathering of people holding a rap session
rave-up - a raucous gathering
table - a company of people assembled at a table for a meal or game; "he entertained the whole table with his witty remarks"
wine tasting - a gathering of people to taste and compare different wines
2.assemblage - a system of components assembled together for a particular purposeassemblage - a system of components assembled together for a particular purpose
system - instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity; "he bought a new stereo system"; "the system consists of a motor and a small computer"
3.assemblage - the social act of assemblingassemblage - the social act of assembling; "they demanded the right of assembly"
group action - action taken by a group of people
mobilisation, mobilization - act of marshaling and organizing and making ready for use or action; "mobilization of the country's economic resources"
calling together, convocation - the act of convoking
coming together, meeting - the social act of assembling for some common purpose; "his meeting with the salesmen was the high point of his day"
congregating, congregation - the act of congregating
convening, convention - the act of convening
concentration - bringing together military forces
4.assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a wholeassemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
group, grouping - any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
procession - the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation; "processions were forbidden"
pharmacopoeia - a collection or stock of drugs
string - a collection of objects threaded on a single strand
wardrobe - collection of clothing belonging to one person
wardrobe - collection of costumes belonging to a theatrical company
universe, population - (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn; "it is an estimate of the mean of the population"
armamentarium - the collection of equipment and methods used in the practice of medicine
art collection - a collection of art works
backlog - an accumulation of jobs not done or materials not processed that are yet to be dealt with (especially unfilled customer orders for products or services)
battery - a collection of related things intended for use together; "took a battery of achievement tests"
block - a number or quantity of related things dealt with as a unit; "he reserved a large block of seats"; "he held a large block of the company's stock"
rule book, book - a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made; "they run things by the book around here"
book - a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game
bottle collection - a collection of bottles; "her bottle collection is arranged on glass shelves in the window"
caboodle, bunch, lot - any collection in its entirety; "she bought the whole caboodle"
coin collection - a collection of coins
collage - any collection of diverse things; "a collage of memories"
content - everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something; "he emptied the contents of his pockets"; "the two groups were similar in content"
tout ensemble, ensemble - an assemblage of parts or details (as in a work of art) considered as forming a whole
corpus - a collection of writings; "he edited the Hemingway corpus"
crop - a collection of people or things appearing together; "the annual crop of students brings a new crop of ideas"
tenantry - tenants of an estate considered as a group
findings - a collection of tools and other articles used by an artisan to make jewelry or clothing or shoes
flagging - flagstones collectively; "there was a pile of flagging waiting to be laid in place"
flinders - bits and splinters and fragments; "it would have shattered in flinders long before it did that damage"
pack - a complete collection of similar things
deal, hand - the cards held in a card game by a given player at any given time; "I didn't hold a good hand all evening"; "he kept trying to see my hand"
long suit - in a hand, the suit having the most cards
herbarium - a collection of dried plants that are mounted and systematically classified for study
stamp collection - a collection of stamps
statuary - statues collectively
sum total, summation, sum - the final aggregate; "the sum of all our troubles did not equal the misery they suffered"
agglomeration - a jumbled collection or mass
gimmickry - a collection of gimmicks
nuclear club - the nations possessing nuclear weapons
cumulation, heap, pile, agglomerate, cumulus, mound - a collection of objects laid on top of each other
mass - an ill-structured collection of similar things (objects or people)
combination - a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities
congregation - an assemblage of people or animals or things collected together; "a congregation of children pleaded for his autograph"; "a great congregation of birds flew over"
hit parade - a collection of the best or most popular people or items of a given kind
Judaica - historical and literary materials relating to Judaism
kludge - a badly assembled collection of parts hastily assembled to serve some particular purpose (often used to refer to computing systems or software that has been badly put together)
program library, subroutine library, library - (computing) a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use
library - a collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing
mythology - myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person
biota, biology - all the plant and animal life of a particular region
fauna, zoology - all the animal life in a particular region or period; "the fauna of China"; "the zoology of the Pliocene epoch"

assemblage

assemblage

noun
2. A number of persons who have come or been gathered together:
Informal: get-together.
Translations

assemblage

[əˈsemblɪdʒ] N
1. [of people] → reunión f; [of things] → colección f
2. (Mech) → montaje m

assemblage

n
(= assembling)Zusammensetzen nt, → Zusammenbau m; (esp of car, machine)Montage f
(= collection) (of things)Sammlung f; (of facts)Anhäufung f; (of people)Versammlung f
References in classic literature ?
He found them on the threshold of the low edifice, already prepared to depart, and surrounded by a clamorous and weeping assemblage of their own sex, that had gathered about the place, with a sort of instinctive consciousness that it was the point most likely to be protected.
It was the place whence proclamations were wont to be made, amidst an assemblage of the magistracy, with all the ceremonial that attended such public observances in those days.
The room was soon filled with a motley assemblage, from the old gray-headed patriarch of eighty, to the young girl and lad of fifteen.
Why not put my house, my parlor, behind this plot, instead of behind that meager assemblage of curiosities, that poor apology for a Nature and Art, which I call my front yard?
Still, I was sane enough to notice this detail, to wit: many of the terms used in the most matter-of- fact way by this great assemblage of the first ladies and gentlemen in the land would have made a Comanche blush.
The ten men whose duels I had witnessed did not go away when their hurts were dressed, as I had supposed they would, but came back, one after another, as soon as they were free of the surgeon, and mingled with the assemblage in the dueling-room.
Feeling a little shy and considerably too young for this assemblage, Rebecca sought the shelter of a friendly face, and seeing Mrs.
Ranged on benches down the sides of the room, the eighty girls sat motionless and erect; a quaint assemblage they appeared, all with plain locks combed from their faces, not a curl visible; in brown dresses, made high and surrounded by a narrow tucker about the throat, with little pockets of holland (shaped something like a Highlander's purse) tied in front of their frocks, and destined to serve the purpose of a work- bag: all, too, wearing woollen stockings and country-made shoes, fastened with brass buckles.
Without deigning to look at the assemblage a second time, Monsieur the Marquis leaned back in his seat, and was just being driven away with the air of a gentleman who had accidentally broke some common thing, and had paid for it, and could afford to pay for it; when his ease was suddenly disturbed by a coin flying into his carriage, and ringing on its floor.
Numerous parties, therefore, were seen ascending and descending the hill on which the castle was situated; and when the King and his attendants entered the open and unguarded gates of the external barrier, the space within presented a scene not easily reconciled with the cause of the assemblage.
He cannot possibly refuse again before so distinguished an assemblage, and in our immediate presence.
It was attended by delegates from only five of the central States, who, on comparing their restricted powers with the glaring and universally acknowledged defects of the Confederation, reported only a recommendation for the assemblage of another convention of delegates to meet at Philadelphia, in May, 1787, from all the States, and with enlarged powers.