Meaning of ASSEMBLY in English

I. əˈsemblē, -li noun

( -es )

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Middle English assemblee, from Middle French, from Old French, feminine of assemblé, past participle of assembler

1. : a company of persons collected together in one place usually for some common purpose (as deliberation and legislation, worship, or entertainment):

a. usually capitalized : a legislative body ; specifically : the lower house of a legislature

the Assembly of New York State

the National Assembly of France

— compare general assembly , house of assembly , legislative assembly

b. usually capitalized : the highest judiciary or governing board in any of various religious denominations

the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church

c. : a formal social gathering (as a subscription ball)

d. : a local congregation or religious association similar to a church

e. : a scheduled meeting of the whole student body and usually the faculty of a school or college either for purposes of administrative routine or for educational or recreational programs

2. : the act of coming together : the state of being assembled

prohibits unlawful assembly

3. : assemblage 1b


a. : a signal given by drum, bugle, trumpet, or all field music for troops to assemble or fall in

b. : the collection of the elements of a military command into a given locality


a. : the act or process of building up a complete unit (as a motor vehicle) using parts already in themselves finished manufactured products

to work on the assembly line

b. : a collection of parts so assembled as to form a complete machine, structure, or unit of a machine

a hub assembly

a dome assembly

6. : a hall or room in which an assembly is held

II. noun

1. : the translation of assembly language to machine language by an assembler

2. : assembly language herein

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.