Assayable to Assiduous
(As*say"a*ble) a. That may be assayed.
(As*say"er), n. One who assays. Specifically: One who examines metallic ores or compounds,
for the purpose of determining the amount of any particular metal in the same, especially of gold or
(As*say"ing), n. The act or process of testing, esp. of analyzing or examining metals and
ores, to determine the proportion of pure metal.
(||Asse) n. (Zoöl.) A small foxlike animal (Vulpes cama) of South Africa, valued for its fur.
(As`se*cu*ra"tion) n. [LL. assecuratio, fr. assecurare.] Assurance; certainty. [Obs.]
(As`se*cure") v. t. [LL. assecurare.] To make sure or safe; to assure. [Obs.] Hooker.
(As`se*cu"tion) n. [F. assécution, fr. L. assequi to obtain; ad + sequi to follow.] An obtaining
or acquiring. [Obs.] Ayliffe.
(As"se*gai) n. Same as Assagai.
(As*sem"blage), n. [Cf. F. assemblage. See Assemble.]
1. The act of assembling, or the state of being assembled; association.
In sweet assemblage every blooming grace.
2. A collection of individuals, or of individuals, or of particular things; as, a political assemblage; an assemblage
Syn. Company; group; collection; concourse; gathering; meeting; convention. Assemblage, Assembly.
An assembly consists only of persons; an assemblage may be composed of things as well as persons,
as, an assemblage of incoherent objects. Nor is every assemblage of persons an assembly; since the
latter term denotes a body who have met, and are acting, in concert for some common end, such as
to hear, to deliberate, to unite in music, dancing, etc. An assemblage of skaters on a lake, or of horse
jockeys at a race course, is not an assembly, but might be turned into one by collecting into a body
with a view to discuss and decide as to some object of common interest.
(As*sem"blance), n. [Cf. OF. assemblance.]
1. Resemblance; likeness; appearance. [Obs.]
Care I for the . . . stature, bulk, and big assemblance of a man? Give me the spirit.
2. An assembling; assemblage. [Obs.]
To weete [know] the cause of their assemblance.
(As*sem"ble) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Assembled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Assembling ] [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.] 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.
1 Kings viii. 2.