Meaning of ASSEMBLY in English

/ əˈsembli; NAmE / noun ( pl. -ies )


(also As·sem·bly ) [ C ] a group of people who have been elected to meet together regularly and make decisions or laws for a particular region or country :

State / legislative / federal / local assemblies

Power has been handed over to provincial and regional assemblies.

The national assembly has voted to adopt the budget.

the California Assembly

the UN General Assembly


[ U , C ] the meeting together of a group of people for a particular purpose; a group of people who meet together for a particular purpose :

They were fighting for freedom of speech and freedom of assembly.

He was to address a public assembly on the issue.

an assembly point (= a place where people have been asked to meet)


[ C , U ] a meeting of the teachers and students in a school, usually at the start of the day, to give information, discuss school events or say prayers together


[ U ] the process of putting together the parts of sth such as a vehicle or piece of furniture :

Putting the bookcase together should be a simple assembly job.

a car assembly plant



Middle English : from Old French asemblee , feminine past participle of asembler , based on Latin ad- to + simul together.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.