• They were all three assembled
    They were all three assembled
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v assemble create by putting components or members together "She pieced a quilt","He tacked together some verses","They set up a committee"
    • v assemble collect in one place "We assembled in the church basement","Let's gather in the dining room"
    • v assemble get people together "assemble your colleagues","get together all those who are interested in the project","gather the close family members"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first Corvette rolled off the Chevrolet assembly line in Flint, MI. in 1953. That early 'Vette sold for $3,250.
    • Assemble To collect and put together the parts of; as, to assemble a bicycle, watch, gun, or other manufactured article.
    • Assemble To collect into one place or body; to bring or call together; to convene; to congregate. "Thither he assembled all his train.""All the men of Israel assembled themselves."
    • v. i Assemble To liken; to compare. "Bribes may be assembled to pitch.""Like me to the peasant boys of France."
    • v. i Assemble To meet or come together, as a number of individuals; to convene; to congregate. "The Parliament assembled in November."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • assemble To collect into one place or body; bring or call together; convene; congregate.
    • assemble To fit together. See assembling, 2.
    • assemble To join or couple, as one with another, or as in sexual intercourse. Synonyms To convene, collect, congregate, muster, convoke.
    • assemble To meet or come together; convene, as a number of individuals: as, “the churls assemble,” Dryden, Æneid, vii.
    • assemble To meet in battle; fight. Synonyms To gather, get together, muster, convene.
    • n assemble An assembly.
    • assemble To be similar to; resemble.
    • assemble To liken or compare.
    • assemble In entomology, to collect together (the males of certain moths and other insects) by exposing a female in a wire-gauze cage: an insect-collector's device.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Assemble as-sem′bl to call or bring together: to collect
    • v.i Assemble to meet together
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  • W. H. Auden
    “One cannot walk through an assembly factory and not feel that one is in Hell.”
  • Charles James Fox
    Charles James Fox
    “Kings govern by popular assemblies only when they cannot do without them.”
  • Lord Denning
    Lord Denning
    “The House of Commons starts its proceedings with a prayer. The chaplain looks at the assembled members with their varied intelligence and then prays for the country.”
  • Jacques Barzun
    Jacques Barzun
    “In any assembly the simplest way to stop transacting business and split the ranks is to appeal to a principal.”
  • John Milton
    “And, re-assembling our afflicted powers, consult how we may henceforth most offend.”
  • Jeffrey Archer
    Jeffrey Archer
    “I was allowed to ring the bell for five minutes until everyone was in assembly. It was the beginning of power.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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. Assimilate Same


In literature:

She attended daily the sittings of the Assembly, and listened with the deepest interest to the debates.
"Madame Roland, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
The assembly which he called together doubtless sympathised with his party views.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
The Twelfth Annual Convention of the National Association assembled in Lincoln Hall, January 21, 1880.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
Its assembly was not allowed to proceed with public business until the supplies should be voted.
"The Siege of Boston" by Allen French
In the Assembly of February 1632 both "Kiskyacke and the Isle of Kent" were represented by Capt.
"Virginia Under Charles I And Cromwell, 1625-1660" by Wilcomb E. Washburn
The little band, thus assembled, turned the heads of their horses toward Navarre.
"Henry IV, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
The several pieces are then assembled and glued together.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
The Nineteenth national convention assembled in the M. E. Metropolitan Church of Washington, Jan. 25, 1887, continuing in session three days.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
During the session of 1805 the Assembly was confronted with the apparently innocent problem of building prisons.
"The 'Patriotes' of '37" by Alfred D. Decelles
The Legislature of 1917 was soon discovered to be a progressive assembly and gave promise of success for the bill.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various

In poetry:

Persons with Haloes, Harps, and Wings
Assembled and reproved;
Or talked to her of Heavenly things,
But Dinah never moved.
"Dinah in Heaven" by Rudyard Kipling
Fulfill thy promise, gracious Lord,
On us assembled here,
Put forth thy Spirit with the word,
And cause the dead to hear.
"The Resurrection And The Life" by John Newton
Songs that distantly resembled
Those one hears from men assembled
In the old Cross Keys Hotel,
Only sung not half so well.
"The Waster Singing at Midnight" by Robert Fuller Murray
How will they bear to stand
Before that judgement-seat,
When all the saints, at Christ's right hand,
In full assembly meet.
"Psalm I: The Man Is Ever Blessed" by Isaac Watts
Not too long the rest shall be.
Soon enough, to Death and thee,
The assembly call shall come.
Soldier, rest awhile at home.
"A Song of Truce" by Robert Fuller Murray
A few survive, both far and near,
But O! how changed are they!
Like the small band assembled here,
Enfeebled, old, and gray.
"My Schoolboy Days" by David John Scott

In news:

On Monday, the first electric car from a company many people have never heard of rolled off the assembly line in Benicia ABC7 looks into what is unusual about the CODA electric car and what's not.
Ford's all-new, purpose-built Police Interceptor began rolling off the line at the Chicago Assembly Plant in January.
The final F-22 Raptor fighter jet rolled off the assembly line at a Lockheed Martin Corp. Plant in Marietta on Tuesday.
The final F-22 Raptor fighter jet is scheduled to roll off the assembly line at a Lockheed Martin plant in Marietta on Tuesday.
Perhaps today's assembly line descends instead from the workshops of a hundred years ago, in which masters established designs for teams of skilled artisans to adorn the homes of the day's oligarchs.
Henry Ford brought the assembly line to the manufacture of cars.
Assembly line s use standard parts.
Ultimate F 150 Cab On Assembly Line .
Handling & Ergonomics Product: Double stacked, pneumatic scissor lift for assembly line support.
Science Takes Mom's Recipes to the Assembly Line .
Boeing announced yesterday that it will place its second final assembly line for the 787 Dreamliner in North Charleston, S.C.
A new era began August 13, when the first Mack Pinnacle tractor came off the production line at the Macungie Assembly Operations in Pennsylvania.
Forging Recovery on the Assembly Line .
Ford Plans $760M Assembly Plant In China.
Chrysler's Belvidere Assembly Plant to hire as many as 1,600 additional workers.

In science:

The elementary block forming the pixel detector is an assembly (module) of one long sensor with several readout chips bump bonded to it and a flex circuit cable which carries power and signal traces.
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
How do clusters themselves evolve? The assembly of a statistically complete sample of clusters in the range 1 < z < 2 over an area of > 100 deg2 is within reach of current technology (NIR mosaic cameras, more efficient millimeter band receivers for SZE detection).
Multi-wavelength Surveys for Distant Clusters
For small p, we can regard the whole system as a random assembly of q -clusters.
Random Magnetism in $S=1/2$ Heisenberg Chains with Bond Alternation and Randomness on the Strong Bonds
Data model for document transformation and assembly (extended abstract).
Using Tree Automata and Regular Expressions to Manipulate Hierarchically Structured Data
Marton for their contribution to the detector assembly, to A.
Experimental study of a proximity focusing Cherenkov counter prototype for the AMS experiment