What does JOIN mean?

Definitions for JOINdʒɔɪn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word 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"


  1. Join(v. t.)

    To meet with and accompany; as, we joined them at the restaurant.

  2. Join(v. t.)

    To combine with (another person) in performing some activity; as, join me in welcoming our new president.

  3. Join(n.)

    The place or part where objects have been joined; a joint; a seam.

  4. Join(n.)

    (Computers) The combining of multiple tables to answer a query in a relational database system.


  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

  8. Origin: [OE. joinen, joignen, F. joindre, fr. L. jungere to yoke, bind together, join; akin to jugum yoke. See Yoke, and cf. Conjugal, Junction, Junta.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Join

    join, v.t. to connect: to unite: to associate: to add or annex.—v.i. to be connected with: to grow together: to be in close contact: to unite (with).—ns. Joind′er, joining; Join′er, one who joins or unites: a carpenter; Join′ery, the art of the joiner; Join′-hand, running hand; Join′ing, the act of joining: a seam: a joint; Joint, a joining: the place where, or mode in which, two or more things join, as two rails, two pieces of timber connected by mortises and tenons, &c.: the flexible hinge of cloth or leather connecting the back of a book with its sides: (geol.) a crack intersecting a mass of rock: a knot: a hinge: a seam: a place of resort for tramps: (U.S.) an opium-den: the place where two bones are joined: (cook.) the part of the limb of an animal cut off at the joint.—adj. joined, united, or combined: shared among more than one.—v.t. to unite by joints: to fit closely: to provide with joints: to cut into joints, as an animal.—v.i. to fit like joints.—adj. Joint′ed, having joints.—ns. Joint′er, the largest kind of plane used by a joiner: a bent piece of iron for riveting two stones together; Joint′ing-rule, a long, straight-edged rule used by bricklayers for keeping their work even.—adv. Joint′ly, in a joint manner: unitedly or in combination: together.—ns. Joint′-oil, the synovia, a viscid secretion for lubricating the articular surfaces; Joint′-stock, stock held jointly or in company; Joint′-stool (Shak.), a stool made of parts inserted in each other; Joint′-ten′ancy, the ownership of land or goods along with one or more persons; Joint′-ten′ant, one who is owner of land or goods along with others; Joint′ure, property joined to or settled on a woman at marriage to be enjoyed after her husband's death.—v.t. to settle a jointure upon.—ns. Joint′ūress, Join′tress, a woman on whom a jointure is settled.—Join battle, to engage in battle.—Out of joint, dislocated, (fig.) disordered; Put one's nose out of joint, to supplant in another's love or confidence; Second joint, the middle piece of a fly fishing-rod: the thigh of a fowl—opp. to the leg or drumstick, the first joint; Universal joint, a contrivance by which one part of a machine is able to move freely in all directions, as in the ball-and-socket joint. [O. Fr. joindre—L. jungĕre, junctum.]

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of JOIN in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of JOIN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. American Proverb:

    If you can't lick 'em, join 'em.

  2. Linda Chatman:

    Don't join the gang, i'm not, mom.

  3. Republican Scott Walker:

    Scott is in. Are you? Join our team today.

  4. President Salva Kiir:

    I call upon all of you to join hands with me.

  5. Jiro Yamaguchi:

    It will be meaningful if other parties join in.

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Translations for JOIN

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • انArabic
  • unir-se, afegir-se, unióCatalan, Valencian
  • vstoupit, spojit, stát se členem, připojit seCzech
  • Verbindung, verknüpfen, anschließen, beitreten, zusammenkommen, vereinigenGerman
  • acompañar, juntar, unirseSpanish
  • پیوستنPersian
  • joindre, jointureFrench
  • xuntarGalician
  • csatlakozik, beletorkollik, kötés, összekapcsol, toldás, belép, csatlakozás, találkozik, összekötHungarian
  • միացնել, միանալArmenian
  • sameinaIcelandic
  • unire, aderire, incontrare, aggregarsi, giuntareItalian
  • 接続, 結合, 合流, つなげる, 参加, 加わる, 同伴, つながるJapanese
  • cōnectō, iungō, coniungōLatin
  • jungti, įstoti, prisijungti, prisidėti, sujungtiLithuanian
  • iestāties, savienoties, saistīt, apvienot, savienot, apvienoties, pievienoties, vienotiesLatvian
  • kuhuMāori
  • спојка, се приклучува, се здружува, здружува, спој, се зачленува, спојува, спојница, стапува, се придружува, се спојуваMacedonian
  • samenvoegen, lid worden van, samenkomen, toetreden, vervoegen, verenigen, verbindingDutch
  • sammenstilleNorwegian
  • dołączyć się, połączyć się, przystąpić, połączyć, wstępować, wstąpić, łączyć, przyłączyć się, dołączyć, łączyć się, przystępowaćPolish
  • [[juntar]]-[[se]], conexão, juntar, [[juntar]]-[[se]] [[a]], [[entrar]] [[em]], unirPortuguese
  • huñuyQuechua
  • alăturaRomanian
  • соединение, присоединяться, объединяться, соединять, соединяться, объединять, вступать, скреплять, вступить, объединить, скрепить, стык, присоединиться, объединиться, соединить, соединитьсяRussian
  • möta, slå samman, sammanfoga, gå med, komma med, hänga med, följa med, föra samman, foga sammanSwedish
  • kesişmek, birleşmek, katılmak, birleştirmek, bir araya gelmek, çakışmakTurkish

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