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Dictionary Definition

join

Noun

1 the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made [syn: articulation, 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]

Verb

1 become part of; become a member of a group or organization; "He joined the Communist Party as a young man" [syn: fall in, get together]
2 cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together" [syn: bring together] [ant: disjoin]
3 come into the company of; "She joined him for a drink"
4 make contact or come together; "The two roads join here" [syn: conjoin] [ant: disjoin]
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, unite]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

joindre, from jungere “to join, yoke,” from Proto-Indo-European *yeug- “to join, unite”

Pronunciation

  • a UK /ˈdʒɔɪn/, /"dZOIn/
  • Rhymes with: --ɔɪn

Verb

  1. To combine more than one item into one; to put together.
    The plumber joined the two ends of the broken pipe.
    We joined our efforts to get an even better result.
  2. To come together; to meet.
    Parallel lines never join.
    These two rivers join in about 80 miles.
  3. To come into the company of.
    I will join you watching the football game as soon as I have finished my work.
  4. To become a member of.
    Many children join a sports club.
    Most politicians have joined a party.

Synonyms

Translations

to combine more than one item into one; to put together
  • Hungarian: összekapcsol, összeköt
  • Italian: unire
  • Japanese: つなげる, 接続, 結合
  • Russian: соединять , соединить ; скреплять , скрепить ; объединять , объединить efforts
to come together; to meet
  • Hungarian: beletorkollik, találkozik
  • Italian: incontrare
  • Japanese: つながる, 接続; qalifier for a river or road 合流
  • Russian: соединяться , соединиться ; объединяться , объединиться
to come into the company of
  • Hungarian: csatlakozik
  • Italian: aggregarsi
  • Japanese: 加わる, 同伴; qualifier figurative 合流
  • Russian: присоединяться , присоединиться ;
to become a member of
  • Hungarian: belép
  • Italian: aderire, entrare a far parte
  • Japanese: 加わる, 参加; qualifier figurative 合流
  • Russian: вступать , вступить

Noun

  1. An intersection of piping or wiring; an interconnect.

Translations

an intersection of piping or wiring; an interconnect
  • Catalan: unió
  • German: Verbindung
  • Hungarian: kötés, csatlakozás, toldás
  • Japanese: 接続, 結合
  • Russian: соединение (soedinenie)

Finnish

Etymology 1

Verb

join

Etymology 2

Noun

join

Extensive Definition

Join may refer to:

See also

join in German: Join

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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