4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Join \Join\ (join), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Joined} (joind); p. pr. & vb. n. {Joining}.] [OE. joinen, joignen, F. joindre, fr. L. jungere to yoke, bind together, join; akin to jugum yoke. See {Yoke}, and cf. {Conjugal}, {Junction}, {Junta}.]

1. To bring together, literally or figuratively; to place in contact; to connect; to couple; to unite; to combine; to associate; to add; to append.

Woe unto them that join house to house. --Is. v. 8.

Held up his left hand, which did flame and burn Like twenty torches joined. --Shak.

Thy tuneful voice with numbers join. --Dryden.

2. To associate one's self to; to be or become connected with; to league one's self with; to unite with; as, to join a party; to join the church.

We jointly now to join no other head. --Dryden.

3. To unite in marriage.

He that joineth his virgin in matrimony. --Wyclif.

What, therefore, God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. --Matt. xix. 6.

4. To enjoin upon; to command. [Obs. & R.]

They join them penance, as they call it. --Tyndale.

5. To accept, or engage in, as a contest; as, to join encounter, battle, issue. --Milton.

6. To meet with and accompany; as, we joined them at the restaurant. [PJC]

7. To combine with (another person) in performing some activity; as, join me in welcoming our new president. [PJC]

{To join battle}, {To join issue}. See under {Battle}, {Issue}.

Syn: To add; annex; unite; connect; combine; consociate; couple; link; append. See {Add}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Join \Join\, verb (used without an object) To be contiguous, close, or in contact; to come together; to unite; to mingle; to form a union; as, the bones of the skull join; two rivers join.

Whose house joined hard to the synagogue. --Acts xviii. 7.

Should we again break thy commandments, and join in affinity with the people of these abominations? --Ezra ix. 14.

Nature and fortune joined to make thee great. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Join \Join\, noun

1. (Geom.) The line joining two points; the point common to two intersecting lines. --Henrici.

2. The place or part where objects have been joined; a joint; a seam. [PJC]

3. (Computers) The combining of multiple tables to answer a query in a relational database system. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made [syn: {articulation}, {join}, {joint}, {juncture}, {junction}]

2: a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets; "let C be the union of the sets A and B" [syn: {union}, {sum}, {join}]


1: become part of; become a member of a group or organization; "He joined the Communist Party as a young man" [syn: {join}, {fall in}, {get together}]

2: cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together" [syn: {join}, {bring together}] [ant: {disjoin}, {disjoint}]

3: come into the company of; "She joined him for a drink"

4: make contact or come together; "The two roads join here" [syn: {join}, {conjoin}] [ant: {disjoin}, {disjoint}]

5: be or become joined or united or linked; "The two streets connect to become a highway"; "Our paths joined"; "The travelers linked up again at the airport" [syn: {connect}, {link}, {link up}, {join}, {unite}]

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