from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of assembling.
- n. The state of being assembled.
- n. A group of persons gathered together for a common reason, as for a legislative, religious, educational, or social purpose.
- n. The lower house of the legislature in certain U.S. states.
- n. The putting together of manufactured parts to make a completed product, such as a machine or electronic circuit.
- n. A set of parts so assembled.
- n. A signal by bugle or drum for troops to come together in formation.
- n. Computer Science The automatic translation of symbolic code into machine code.
- n. Computer Science An assembly language.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A set of pieces that work together in unison as a mechanism or device.
- n. A congregation of people in one place for a purpose
- n. A legislative body
- n. assembly language
- n. In Microsoft .NET, a building block of an application, similar to a DLL, but containing both executable code and information normally found in a DLL's type library. The type library information in an assembly, called a manifest, describes public functions, data, classes, and version information.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A company of persons collected together in one place, and usually for some common purpose, esp. for deliberation and legislation, for worship, or for social entertainment.
- n. A collection of inanimate objects.
- n. A beat of the drum or sound of the bugle as a signal to troops to assemble.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of assembling, or the state of being assembled or gathered together.
- n. A company of persons gathered together in the same place, and usually for the same purpose, whether religious, political, educational, or social; an assemblage.
- n. Specifically— The name given to the lower house of the legislature in several of the United States and in some of the British colonies. A company of persons of both sexes met for dancing; a ball; especially, a ball the expenses of which are defrayed by the subscriptions of those who take part in it.
- n. Milit.: The second beating of the drum before a march, upon which the soldiers strike their tents. A drum-beat or bugle-call to bring troops together at an appointed place.
- n. An assemblage or collection of inanimate objects.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a public facility to meet for open discussion
- n. a unit consisting of components that have been fitted together
- n. a group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose
- n. a group of machine parts that fit together to form a self-contained unit
- n. the social act of assembling
- n. the act of constructing something (as a piece of machinery)
From Middle English assemblee, from Anglo-Norman asemblee (Old French asemblee, French assemblée). (Wiktionary)