Definitions for JOINdʒɔɪn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to bring or put together or in contact; connect:
to join hands.
to come into contact or union with:
The brook joins the river.
to bring together in a particular relation or for a specific purpose; unite:
to join forces.
to become a member of:
to join a club.
to enlist in:
to join the Navy.
to meet or accompany:
I'll join you later.
to participate with in some activity.
to unite in marriage.
to meet or engage in (battle or conflict).
to adjoin; meet.
to draw a curve or straight line between:
to join two points on a graph.
(v.i.)to come into or be in contact or connection.
to become united, associated, or allied (usu. fol. by with):
Join with us in our campaign.
to take part with others (often fol. by in).
to be contiguous or close; adjoin.
to enlist in one of the armed forces (often fol. by up).
to meet in battle or conflict.
a place or line of joining; seam.
Ref: union (def. 10a). 2 10 1
* Syn: join , connect , unite imply bringing two or more things together more or less closely. join may refer to a connection or association of any degree of closeness, but often implies direct contact: to join pieces of wood to form a corner. connect implies a joining as by a tie, link, or wire: to connect two batteries. unite implies a close joining of two or more things, so as to form one: to unite layers of veneer sheets to form plywood.
Origin of join:
1250–1300; < OF joign-, tonic s. of joindre to join < L jungere to yoke , join
articulation, join, joint, juncture, junction(noun)
the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
union, sum, join(verb)
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"
join, fall in, get together(verb)
become part of; become a member of a group or organization
"He joined the Communist Party as a young man"
join, bring together(verb)
cause to become joined or linked
"join these two parts so that they fit together"
come into the company of
"She joined him for a drink"
make contact or come together
"The two roads join here"
connect, link, link up, join, unite(verb)
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to become a member of an organization or group, or to begin working somewhere
to join a club/union/movement etc.; when I joined the army in 2002; to join the online community; groups that only men could join
to connect two things, or become connected
He joined the edges together with glue.; a method for joining aluminum to steel
to come to the same place to do sth together
Two other people will be joining us later.; The tanks were joined by artillery and more soldiers.
indicates you have had the same bad experience as sb you are talking to
"I could never afford to do that!" "Yeah, join the club!"
to come together to work toward a goal
The high school and middle school joined forces for the project.
to hold sb's hand in yours
They all joined hands and sang.
An intersection of piping or wiring; an interconnect.
An intersection of data in two or more database tables.
The lowest upper bound, an operation between pairs of elements in a lattice, denoted by the symbol .
To combine more than one item into one; to put together.
To come together; to meet.
To come into the company of.
I will join you watching the football game as soon as I have finished my work.
To become a member of.
Origin: From joindre, from iungo, from Proto-Indo-European *yeug- “to join, unite”.
to bring together, literally or figuratively; to place in contact; to connect; to couple; to unite; to combine; to associate; to add; to append
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
to unite in marriage
to enjoin upon; to command
to accept, or engage in, as a contest; as, to join encounter, battle, issue
to be contiguous, close, or in contact; to come together; to unite; to mingle; to form a union; as, the hones of the skull join; two rivers join
the line joining two points; the point common to two intersecting lines
Translations for JOIN
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(often with up, ~on etc) to put together or connect
The electrician joined the wires (up) wrongly; You must join this piece (on) to that piece; He joined the two stories together to make a play; The island is joined to the mainland by a sandbank at low tide.
- voeg, verbind, koppel, verenig, saamvoeg, aaneensluitAfrikaans
- يَصِلُ الأسْلاكArabic
- juntarPortuguese (BR)
- juntar, unirSpanish
- وصل کردن؛ متصل شدنFarsi
- joindre, raccorderFrench
- संयुक्त करनाHindi
- unire, collegareItalian
- sujungti, prijungtiLithuanian
- savienot; saistītLatvian
- knytte/skjøte sammen, forbinde medNorwegian
- وصل کردن؛ متصل شدنPersian
- نښلول يامښلول، يوځاى كول، كوشيرول، سره تړل، يو ځاى كيدلPashto
- a uni (cu); aîmbina (cu)Romanian
- koppla (sätta, foga) ihop, förenaSwedish
- เชื่อม; ติด; ต่อThai
- birleştirmek, bitiştirmek, bağlamakTurkish
- 合併，連接Chinese (Trad.)
- з'єднувати(ся), об'єднувати(ся)Ukrainian
- ملانا، متحد کرناUrdu
- nối; ghépVietnamese
- 连接Chinese (Simp.)
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