assemblage

noun as·sem·blage \ ə-ˈsem-blij , for sense 3 also ˌa-ˌsäm-ˈbläzh \
Updated on: 14 Jan 2018

Definition of assemblage

1 : a collection of persons or things : gathering
2 : the act of assembling : the state of being assembled
3 a : an artistic composition made from scraps, junk, and odds and ends (as of paper, cloth, wood, stone, or metal)
b : the art of making assemblages

Examples of assemblage in a Sentence

  1. an assemblage of onlookers at the construction site

  2. tried to sort through the assemblage of ripped wrapping paper and boxes for the missing toy

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First Known Use of assemblage

1657


ASSEMBLAGE Defined for English Language Learners

assemblage

noun

Definition of assemblage for English Language Learners

  • : a group of people or things


ASSEMBLAGE Defined for Kids

assemblage

noun as·sem·blage \ ə-ˈsem-blij \

Definition of assemblage for Students

: a collection of persons or things
  • an assemblage of parents and teachers


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