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

  1. (v.t.)to bring into or join in a close union or whole; unite:

    to combine the ingredients for a cake.

  2. to possess or exhibit in union:

    a plan that combines practicality and originality.

  3. to harvest (grain) with a combine.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Agriculture

  4. (v.i.)to unite; coalesce:

    The clay and water combined into a thick paste.

  5. to unite for a common purpose; join forces:

    Two factions combined to defeat the proposal.

  6. to enter into chemical union.

    Category: Chemistry

  7. to use a combine in harvesting.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Agriculture

  8. (n.)a combination, esp. a combination of persons or groups for the furtherance of their own special interests, as a syndicate, cartel, or bloc.

  9. a harvesting machine for cutting and threshing grain in the field.

    Category: Agriculture

* Syn: See mix.

Origin of combine:

1375–1425; late ME (< MF combiner) < LL combīnāre < L com-+bīnī by twos (cf. binary )

com•bin′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. combine(noun)

    harvester that heads and threshes and cleans grain while moving across the field

  2. 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"

  3. combining, combine(verb)

    an occurrence that results in things being united

  4. unite, combine(verb)

    have or possess in combination

    "she unites charm with a good business sense"

  5. compound, combine(verb)

    put or add together

    "combine resources"

  6. compound, combine(verb)

    combine so as to form a whole; mix

    "compound the ingredients"

  7. combine(verb)

    add together from different sources

    "combine resources"

  8. combine(verb)

    join for a common purpose or in a common action

    "These forces combined with others"

  9. aggregate, combine(verb)

    gather in a mass, sum, or whole

  10. 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

  1. 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.

Wiktionary

  1. combine(Noun)

    A combine harvester

    We can't finish harvesting because our combine is stuck in the mud.

  2. combine(Noun)

    A concern, consortium or syndicate.

  3. combine(Verb)

    to bring (two or more things or activities) together; to unite

  4. combine(Verb)

    to have two or more things or properties that function together

  5. Combine(ProperNoun)

    London Underground

  6. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Combine(verb)

    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

  2. Combine(verb)

    to bind; to hold by a moral tie

  3. Combine(verb)

    to form a union; to agree; to coalesce; to confederate

  4. Combine(verb)

    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

  5. Combine(verb)

    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

Freebase

  1. Combine

    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

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'combine' in Verbs Frequency: #347


Translations for combine

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

combine(verb)

an association of trading companies

a large manufacturing combine.

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