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as·sem·ble

 (ə-sĕm′bəl)
v. as·sem·bled, as·sem·bling, as·sem·bles
v.tr.
1. To bring or call together into a group or whole: The bailiff assembled the jury. See Synonyms at call.
2. To fit together the parts or pieces of: assemble a machine; assemble data.
v.intr.
To gather together; congregate: Protesters assembled on the common. See Synonyms at gather.

[Middle English assemblen, from Old French assembler, from Vulgar Latin *assimulāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin simul, together; see sem- in Indo-European roots.]

as·sem·blé

 (ă-säN-blā′)
n. pl. as·sem·blés (-blā′)
A jump in ballet in which the feet meet together in midair and then land together on the floor.

[French, from past participle of assembler, to assemble, fit together, from assembler, to assemble, fit together, from Old French; see assemble.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.assembling - the act of gathering something togetherassembling - the act of gathering something together
grouping - the activity of putting things together in groups
agglomeration - the act of collecting in a mass; the act of agglomerating
collation - assembling in proper numerical or logical sequence
compiling, compilation - the act of compiling (as into a single book or file or list); "the job of compiling the inventory took several hours"
gather, gathering - the act of gathering something
bottle collection - the activity of collecting bottles; "bottle collection is a hobby of hers"
conchology, shell collecting - the collection and study of mollusc shells
coin collecting, numismatics, numismatology, coin collection - the collection and study of money (and coins in particular)
pickup - the act or process of picking up or collecting from various places; "garbage pickup is on Mondays and Thursdays"
philately, stamp collecting, stamp collection - the collection and study of postage stamps
tax collection - the collection of taxes
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It is merely a gathering of some dozen or so of friends from several districts of the State; men of distinguished character and influence, assembling, almost casually, at the house of a common friend, likewise distinguished, who will make them welcome to a little better than his ordinary fare.
The minister made a grand and moving picture of the assembling together of the world's hosts at the millen- nium when the lion and the lamb should lie down to- gether and a little child should lead them.
A moment, and I occupy my place in the Cathedral, where we all went together, every Sunday morning, assembling first at school for that purpose.
Marner was highly thought of in that little hidden world, known to itself as the church assembling in Lantern Yard; he was believed to be a young man of exemplary life and ardent faith; and a peculiar interest had been centred in him ever since he had fallen, at a prayer-meeting, into a mysterious rigidity and suspension of consciousness, which, lasting for an hour or more, had been mistaken for death.
But I hear my comrades assembling, and the steeds stamping and neighing in the outer court.
King Armanos, delighted with the success of his plans, lost no time in assembling his court and council, to whom he presented his successor, and placing his future son-in-law on the throne made everyone do homage and take oaths of allegiance to the new king.
Uniformity in the time of elections seems not less requisite for executing the idea of a regular rotation in the Senate, and for conveniently assembling the legislature at a stated period in each year.
The artillery were assembling as if for a con- ference.
On the present evening the limping veteran and his consort were hardly housed after their return from the academy, when the sounds of stamping feet at their threshold announced the approach of visitors, who were probably assembling with a view to compare opinions on the subject of the ceremonies they had witnessed.
A whole family assembling regularly for the purpose of prayer is fine
M'Leod talked to me of the assembling, preparation, and sale of the rarer furs; and told me things about the manufacture of fur-lined coats which quite shocked me.
We went on by a pretty little orchard, where the cherries were nestling among the green leaves and the shadows of the apple-trees were sporting on the grass, to the house itself--a cottage, quite a rustic cottage of doll's rooms; but such a lovely place, so tranquil and so beautiful, with such a rich and smiling country spread around it; with water sparkling away into the distance, here all overhung with summer-growth, there turning a humming mill; at its nearest point glancing through a meadow by the cheerful town, where cricket-players were assembling in bright groups and a flag was flying from a white tent that rippled in the sweet west wind.

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