3 definitions found

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

Connect \Con*nect"\, verb (used without an object) To join, unite, or cohere; to have a close relation; as, one line of railroad connects with another; one argument connects with another.

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

Connect \Con*nect"\ (k[o^]n*n[e^]kt"), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Connected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Connecting}.] [L. connectere, -nexum; con- + nectere to bind. See {Annex}.]

1. To join, or fasten together, as by something intervening; to associate; to combine; to unite or link together; to establish a bond or relation between.

He fills, he bounds, connects and equals all. --Pope.

A man must see the connection of each intermediate idea with those that it connects before he can use it in a syllogism. --Locke.

2. To associate (a person or thing, or one's self) with another person, thing, business, or affair.

3. To establish a communication link; -- used with with; as, his telephone didn't answer, so I connected with him by email. [PJC]

4. To electronically or mechanically link (a device) to another device, or to link a device to a common communication line; -- used with with; as, the installer connected our telephones on Monday; I connected my VCR to the TV set by myself; the plumber connected a shut-off valve to my gas line. [PJC]

{Connecting rod} (Mach.), a rod or bar joined to, and connecting, two or more moving parts; esp. a rod connecting a crank wrist with a beam, crosshead, piston rod, or piston, as in a steam engine.

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



1: connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms" [syn: {connect}, {link}, {tie}, {link up}] [ant: {disconnect}]

2: make a logical or causal connection; "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"; "I cannot relate these events at all" [syn: {associate}, {tie in}, {relate}, {link}, {colligate}, {link up}, {connect}] [ant: {decouple}, {dissociate}]

3: 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}]

4: join by means of communication equipment; "The telephone company finally put in lines to connect the towns in this area"

5: land on or hit solidly; "The brick connected on her head, knocking her out"

6: join for the purpose of communication; "Operator, could you connect me to the Raffles in Singapore?"

7: be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation; "The local train does not connect with the Amtrak train"; "The planes don't connect and you will have to wait for four hours"

8: establish a rapport or relationship; "The President of this university really connects with the faculty"

9: establish communication with someone; "did you finally connect with your long-lost cousin?" [syn: {get in touch}, {touch base}, {connect}]

10: plug into an outlet; "Please plug in the toaster!"; "Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight" [syn: {plug in}, {plug into}, {connect}] [ant: {disconnect}, {unplug}]

11: hit or play a ball successfully; "The batter connected for a home run"

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