Definitions for JOINdʒɔɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to bring or put together or in contact; connect:

    to join hands.

  2. to come into contact or union with:

    The brook joins the river.

  3. to bring together in a particular relation or for a specific purpose; unite:

    to join forces.

  4. to become a member of:

    to join a club.

  5. to enlist in:

    to join the Navy.

  6. to meet or accompany:

    I'll join you later.

  7. to participate with in some activity.

  8. to unite in marriage.

  9. to meet or engage in (battle or conflict).

  10. to adjoin; meet.

  11. to draw a curve or straight line between:

    to join two points on a graph.

    Category: Math

  12. (v.i.)to come into or be in contact or connection.

  13. to become united, associated, or allied (usu. fol. by with):

    Join with us in our campaign.

  14. to take part with others (often fol. by in).

  15. to be contiguous or close; adjoin.

  16. to enlist in one of the armed forces (often fol. by up).

  17. to meet in battle or conflict.

  18. (n.)a joining.

  19. a place or line of joining; seam.

  20. Math.

    Category: Math

    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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. articulation, join, joint, juncture, junction(noun)

    the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made

  2. 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"

  3. 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"

  4. join, bring together(verb)

    cause to become joined or linked

    "join these two parts so that they fit together"

  5. join(verb)

    come into the company of

    "She joined him for a drink"

  6. join, conjoin(verb)

    make contact or come together

    "The two roads join here"

  7. 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

  1. join(verb)ʤˈɔɪn

    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

  2. joinʤˈɔɪn

    to connect two things, or become connected

    He joined the edges together with glue.; a method for joining aluminum to steel

  3. joinʤˈɔɪn

    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.

  4. joinʤˈɔɪn

    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!"

  5. joinʤˈɔɪn

    to come together to work toward a goal

    The high school and middle school joined forces for the project.

  6. joinʤˈɔɪn

    to hold sb's hand in yours

    They all joined hands and sang.


  1. join(Noun)

    An intersection of piping or wiring; an interconnect.

  2. join(Noun)

    An intersection of data in two or more database tables.

  3. join(Noun)

    The lowest upper bound, an operation between pairs of elements in a lattice, denoted by the symbol .

  4. join(Verb)

    To combine more than one item into one; to put together.

  5. join(Verb)

    To come together; to meet.

  6. join(Verb)

    To come into the company of.

    I will join you watching the football game as soon as I have finished my work.

  7. join(Verb)

    To become a member of.

  8. Origin: From joindre, from iungo, from Proto-Indo-European *yeug- “to join, unite”.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Join(verb)

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

  2. Join(verb)

    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

  3. Join(verb)

    to unite in marriage

  4. Join(verb)

    to enjoin upon; to command

  5. Join(verb)

    to accept, or engage in, as a contest; as, to join encounter, battle, issue

  6. Join(verb)

    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

  7. Join(noun)

    the line joining two points; the point common to two intersecting lines


  1. Join

    A SQL join clause combines records from two or more tables in a database. It creates a set that can be saved as a table or used as it is. A JOIN is a means for combining fields from two tables by using values common to each. ANSI standard SQL specifies four types of JOIN: INNER, OUTER, LEFT, and RIGHT. As a special case, a table can JOIN to itself in a self-join. A programmer writes a JOIN statement to identify the records for joining. If the evaluated predicate is true, the combined record is then produced in the expected format, a record set or a temporary table.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'JOIN' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1454

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'JOIN' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1229

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'JOIN' in Verbs Frequency: #132

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.

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