1. [syn: collection, collecting, assembling, aggregation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Assemble \As*sem"ble\, 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.
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.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act of gathering something together [syn: collection,
collecting, assembling, aggregation]