Definitions for unionˈyun yən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Un•ionˈyun yən(n.)

  1. a township in NE New Jersey. 50,184.

    Category: Geography (places)

un•ion*ˈyun yən(n.)

  1. the act of uniting or the state of being united.

  2. something formed by uniting two or more things; combination.

  3. a number of persons, states, etc., joined or associated together for some common purpose.

    Category: Western History

  4. a uniting of states or nations into one political body, as that of England and Scotland in 1707.

    Category: Western History

  5. the Union, the United States, esp. during the Civil War.

    Category: American History

  6. Category: Business

    Ref: labor union.

  7. a device emblematic of union, used in a flag or ensign, occupying the whole field or a part of it, esp. the upper inside corner.

  8. the act of uniting or an instance of being united in marriage or sexual intercourse.

  9. the growing together, fusion, or merging of living parts. the junction or seam where this process has taken place.

    Category: Developmental Biology, Anatomy

  10. Math. the set consisting of elements each of which is in at least one of two or more given sets. Symbol:蝆 the least upper bound of two elements in a lattice.

    Category: Math

    Ref: Also called join. 20

  11. any of various contrivances for connecting parts of machinery or the like.

    Category: Machinery

  12. a fabric of two kinds of yarn. a yarn of two or more fibers.

    Category: Textiles

* Syn: See alliance.

Origin of union:

1400–50; late ME < MF < LL ūn(us) one

Princeton's WordNet

  1. union, labor union, trade union, trades union, brotherhood(noun)

    an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer

    "you have to join the union in order to get a job"

  2. Union, North(noun)

    the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)

    "he has visited every state in the Union"; "Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union"; "the North's superior resources turned the scale"

  3. coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual union(noun)

    the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes

    "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"

  4. union, unification(noun)

    the state of being joined or united or linked

    "there is strength in union"

  5. marriage, matrimony, union, spousal relationship, wedlock(noun)

    the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)

    "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union"

  6. union, conglutination(noun)

    healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones

  7. union(noun)

    a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations

    "the Soviet Union"

  8. union, sum, join(noun)

    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"

  9. union(noun)

    the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts

    "lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"

  10. union(noun)

    a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner)

  11. union, unification, uniting, conjugation, jointure(adj)

    the act of making or becoming a single unit

    "the union of opposing factions"; "he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays"

  12. Union, Federal(adj)

    being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War

    "Union soldiers"; "Federal forces"; "a Federal infantryman"

  13. union(adj)

    of trade unions

    "the union movement"; "union negotiations"; "a union-shop clause in the contract"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. union(noun)ˈyun yən

    an organization that aims to protect workers rights

    the miners union; union membership

  2. unionˈyun yən

    a number of states or countries that are joined together

    the former Soviet Union

  3. unionˈyun yən

    the state or process of joining together

    social/political union

Wiktionary

  1. union(Noun)

    The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one, or the state of being united or joined; junction; coalition; combination.

  2. union(Noun)

    That which is united, or made one; something formed by a combination or coalition of parts or members; a confederation; a consolidated body; a league.

    a trade union

  3. union(Noun)

    A joint or other connection uniting parts of machinery, such as pipes.

  4. union(Noun)

    The set containing all of the elements of two or more sets.

  5. union(Noun)

    The act or state of marriage.

  6. union(Noun)

    Sexual intercourse.

  7. union(Noun)

    A data structure that can store any of various items, but only one at a time.

  8. union(Noun)

    A large, high-quality pearl.

  9. Union(Noun)

    The United States of America.

  10. Union(Noun)

    Those of the United States that did not secede at the time of the Civil War.

    a trade union

  11. Union(Noun)

    The 0-10-2 train configuration. Derived from the name of the only U.S. company to use that configuration.

  12. Origin: From union, from unionem, from unus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Union(noun)

    the act of uniting or joining two or more things into one, or the state of being united or joined; junction; coalition; combination

  2. Union(noun)

    agreement and conjunction of mind, spirit, will, affections, or the like; harmony; concord

  3. Union(noun)

    that which is united, or made one; something formed by a combination or coalition of parts or members; a confederation; a consolidated body; a league; as, the weavers have formed a union; trades unions have become very numerous; the United States of America are often called the Union

  4. Union(noun)

    a textile fabric composed of two or more materials, as cotton, silk, wool, etc., woven together

  5. Union(noun)

    a large, fine pearl

  6. Union(noun)

    a device emblematic of union, used on a national flag or ensign, sometimes, as in the military standard of Great Britain, covering the whole field; sometimes, as in the flag of the United States, and the English naval and marine flag, occupying the upper inner corner, the rest of the flag being called the fly. Also, a flag having such a device; especially, the flag of Great Britain

  7. Union(noun)

    a joint or other connection uniting parts of machinery, or the like, as the elastic pipe of a tender connecting it with the feed pipe of a locomotive engine; especially, a pipe fitting for connecting pipes, or pipes and fittings, in such a way as to facilitate disconnection

  8. Union(noun)

    a cask suspended on trunnions, in which fermentation is carried on

Freebase

  1. Union

    During the American Civil War, the Union was a name used to refer to the federal government of the United States, which was supported by the 20 free states and five border slave states. It was opposed by 11 southern slave states that had declared a secession to join together to form the Confederacy. The Union has often been referred to as "the North", both then and now.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. UNION

    An ailing individual frequently troubled by scabs and liable to strike without warning.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'union' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #590

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'union' in Written Corpus Frequency: #630

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'union' in Nouns Frequency: #167


Translations for union

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

union(noun)

the act of uniting or process of being united

Union between the two countries would be impossible.

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