Definitions for combinekəmˈbaɪn for 1, 2, 6 , ˈkɒm baɪn for 3, 7 ; n. ˈkɒm baɪn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
com•bine*kəmˈbaɪn for 1, 2, 6 , ˈkɒm baɪn for 3, 7 ; n. ˈkɒm baɪn(v.; n.)-bined, -bin•ing
(v.t.)to bring into or join in a close union or whole; unite:
to combine the ingredients for a cake.
to possess or exhibit in union:
a plan that combines practicality and originality.
to harvest (grain) with a combine.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Agriculture
(v.i.)to unite; coalesce:
The clay and water combined into a thick paste.
to unite for a common purpose; join forces:
Two factions combined to defeat the proposal.
to enter into chemical union.
to use a combine in harvesting.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Agriculture
(n.)a combination, esp. a combination of persons or groups for the furtherance of their own special interests, as a syndicate, cartel, or bloc.
a harvesting machine for cutting and threshing grain in the field.
* Syn: See mix.
Origin of combine:
1375–1425; late ME (< MF combiner) < LL combīnāre < L com-+bīnī by twos (cf. binary )
harvester that heads and threshes and cleans grain while moving across the field
trust, corporate trust, combine, cartel(noun)
a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service
"they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly"
an occurrence that results in things being united
have or possess in combination
"she unites charm with a good business sense"
put or add together
combine so as to form a whole; mix
"compound the ingredients"
add together from different sources
join for a common purpose or in a common action
"These forces combined with others"
gather in a mass, sum, or whole
blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge(verb)
mix together different elements
"The colors blend well"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
combine(verb)əmˈbaɪn for 1, 2, 6, ˈkɒm baɪn for 3, 7; n. ˈkɒm baɪn
to mix or join together
Floods may combine with high tides.; combining new and old methods; The charities will combine to help the homeless.
A combine harvester
We can't finish harvesting because our combine is stuck in the mud.
A concern, consortium or syndicate.
to bring (two or more things or activities) together; to unite
to have two or more things or properties that function together
Origin: From combine, referring to the merger and purchase of various underground railway, tram and bus companies in London, combining them into one organisation. Originally applied to Underground Electric Railways of London Company Ltd, since used for successor organisations.
to unite or join; to link closely together; to bring into harmonious union; to cause or unite so as to form a homogeneous substance, as by chemical union
to bind; to hold by a moral tie
to form a union; to agree; to coalesce; to confederate
to unite by affinity or natural attraction; as, two substances, which will not combine of themselves, may be made to combine by the intervention of a third
in the game of casino, to play a card which will take two or more cards whose aggregate number of pips equals those of the card played
The Combine is a multidimensional empire, which serves as the primary antagonistic force in the Half-Life video game series, developed by Valve Corporation. The Combine consist of alien, synthetic, and human elements, and dominate Earth. They are regularly encountered throughout Half-Life 2 and its episodic expansions as hostile non-player characters as the player progresses through the games in an effort to overthrow the Combine occupation of Earth. The Combine are frequently shown as harsh rulers over the citizens of Earth, suppressing dissent with brutality, policing using violence and using invasive surgery to transform humans into either soldiers or slaves. Throughout the games, the player primarily battles with transformed humans as well as synthetic and mechanical enemies that are the product of Combine technology. The atmosphere generated by the dystopian Combine state has been praised by reviewers, although the artificial intelligence of the transhuman Combine characters was thought to be inferior to that of other characters in Half-Life 2. In addition to their role within the Half-Life series, the Combine have been adapted for machinima productions and one Combine character type has been made into plush toys by Valve.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'combine' in Verbs Frequency: #347
Translations for combine
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an association of trading companies
a large manufacturing combine.
- مَجْموعَة مُنَظَّمَات تِجارِيَّهArabic
- consórcioPortuguese (BR)
- kartel, koncernCzech
- die VerbindungGerman
- sammenslutning; syndikatDanish
- ادغام؛ ائتلافFarsi
- व्यापारिक कंपनियों का संघHindi
- unione, cartelloItalian
- 무역회사 연합Korean
- kombināts; apvienībaLatvian
- ادغام؛ ائتلافPersian
- اتحاديه، په تېره دسياسى او تجارتى ګټو لو يا كوټلو او يا پا كولوماشينPashto
- объединение; концернRussian
- sammanslutning, syndikatSwedish
- 聯合企業Chinese (Trad.)
- об'єднання, комбінатUkrainian
- تجارتی کمپنیوں کی انجمنUrdu
- một hiệp hội các công ty thương mạiVietnamese
- 联合企业Chinese (Simp.)
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