Definitions for connectkəˈnɛkt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to join, link, or fasten together; unite.

  2. to establish telephone communication between.

  3. to have as an accompanying or associated feature.

  4. to cause to be associated in a relationship.

  5. to associate mentally or emotionally.

  6. to link to an electrical or communications system; hook up.

  7. (v.i.)to become connected; join or unite.

  8. (of trains, buses, etc.) to run so as to make connections (often fol. by with).

  9. to establish a sympathetic or harmonious relationship.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  10. Informal. to meet or establish communication; make contact.

    Category: Informal

  11. to make contact for the illegal sale or purchase of drugs.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  12. to hit successfully or solidly:

    The batter connected for a home run.

    Category: Sport

* Syn: See join.

Origin of connect:

1400–50; late ME < L connectere=con-con - +nectere to tie; cf. nexus



Princeton's WordNet

  1. connect, link, tie, link up(verb)

    connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

    "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms"

  2. associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connect(verb)

    make a logical or causal connection

    "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"; "I cannot relate these events at all"

  3. 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"

  4. connect(verb)

    join by means of communication equipment

    "The telephone company finally put in lines to connect the towns in this area"

  5. connect(verb)

    land on or hit solidly

    "The brick connected on her head, knocking her out"

  6. connect(verb)

    join for the purpose of communication

    "Operator, could you connect me to the Raffles in Singapore?"

  7. connect(verb)

    be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation

    "The local train does not connect with the Amtrak train"; "The planes don't connect and you will have to wait for four hours"

  8. connect(verb)

    establish a rapport or relationship

    "The President of this university really connects with the faculty"

  9. get in touch, touch base, connect(verb)

    establish communication with someone

    "did you finally connect with your long-lost cousin?"

  10. plug in, plug into, connect(verb)

    plug into an outlet

    "Please plug in the toaster!"; "Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight"

  11. connect(verb)

    hit or play a ball successfully

    "The batter connected for a home run"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. connect(verb)əˈnɛkt

    ≠ disconnect

    to connect the pipes; to connect the red wire to the red port

  2. connectəˈnɛkt

    to show or understand the relationship between two ideas, events, etc.

    Police have not been able to connect the victim with the suspects.

  3. connectəˈnɛkt

    to join to a system that supplies electricity, gas, etc.

    They connected the gas yesterday.; We're still not connected to the Internet.

  4. connectəˈnɛkt

    (of people) to quickly feel a good relationship

    The two women connected right away.

  5. connectəˈnɛkt

    (of planes, buses, trains) to have schedules arranged so that one arrives before another leaves

    to catch a connecting flight in Dallas


  1. connect(Verb)

    To join (to another object): to attach, or to be intended to attach or capable of attaching, to another object.

    I think this piece connects to that piece over there.

  2. connect(Verb)

    To join: to attach, or to be intended to attach or capable of attaching, to each other.

    Both roads have the same name, but they don't connect: they're on opposite sides of the river, and there's no bridge there.

  3. connect(Verb)

    To join (two other objects), or to join (one object) to (another object): to be a link between two objects, thereby attaching them to each other.

    The new railroad will connect the northern part of the state to the southern part.

  4. connect(Verb)

    To join (two other objects), or to join (one object) to (another object): to take one object and attach it to another.

    I connected the printer to the computer, but I couldn't get it work.

  5. connect(Verb)

    To join an electrical or telephone line to a circuit or network.

    When the technician connects my house, I'll be able to access the internet.

  6. connect(Verb)

    To associate.

    I didn't connect my lost jewelry to the news of an area cat burglar until the police contacted me.

  7. connect(Verb)

    To make a travel connection; to switch from one means of transport to another as part of the same trip.

    I'm flying to London where I connect with a flight heading to Hungary.

  8. Origin: From connecto, from con + necto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Connect(verb)

    to join, or fasten together, as by something intervening; to associate; to combine; to unite or link together; to establish a bond or relation between

  2. Connect(verb)

    to associate (a person or thing, or one's self) with another person, thing, business, or affair

  3. Connect(verb)

    to join, unite, or cohere; to have a close relation; as, one line of railroad connects with another; one argument connect with another


  1. Connect

    Connect is a former British trade union representing approximately 20,000 workers in the communications industry. Connect's President is Denise McGuire The final general secretary was Adrian Askew. Connect has endorsed a merger with the Prospect union, the union for managers and engineers.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'connect' in Verbs Frequency: #439

Anagrams of connect

  1. concent

Translations for connect

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to join or be joined in some way; to tie or fasten or link together

He connected the radio to the mains; This road connects the two farms; a connecting link; This telephone line connects with the President.

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