from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A unit or group of complementary parts that contribute to a single effect, especially:
- n. A coordinated outfit or costume.
- n. A coordinated set of furniture.
- n. A group of musicians, singers, dancers, or actors who perform together: an improvisational theater ensemble; a woodwind ensemble.
- n. Music A work for two or more vocalists or instrumentalists.
- n. Music The performance of such a work.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a group of separate things that contribute to a coordinated whole
- n. a coordinated costume or outfit; a suit
- n. a group of musicians, dancers, actors, etc who perform together; e.g. the chorus of a ballet company
- n. a piece for several instrumentalists or vocalists
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The whole; all the parts taken together.
- adv. All at once; together.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Together; all at once; simultaneously.
- n. The union of parts in a whole; all the parts of anything taken together, so that each part is considered only in relation to the whole; specifically, the general effect of a work of art, piece of music, drama, etc.
- n. In music, the union of all the performers in a concerted composition, as in a chorus with full orchestral accompaniment.
- n. In mathematics, a manifold or collection of elements, discrete or continuous, finite, infinite, or superinfinite.
- In music, same as concerted: as, an ensemble passage or work.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a group of musicians playing or singing together
- n. a cast other than the principals
- n. a coordinated outfit (set of clothing)
- n. an assemblage of parts or details (as in a work of art) considered as forming a whole
- n. the chorus of a ballet company
French, from Old French, together, from Late Latin īnsimul, at the same time : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + simul, at the same time; see sem-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French ensemble. (Wiktionary)