What does combine mean?

Definitions for combine
kəmˈbaɪn for 1, 2, 6 , ˈkɒm baɪn for 3, 7 ; n. ˈkɒm baɪncom·bine

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word combine.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. combinenoun

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

  2. trust, corporate trust, combine, cartelnoun

    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, combineverb

    an occurrence that results in things being united

  4. unite, combineverb

    have or possess in combination

    "she unites charm with a good business sense"

  5. compound, combineverb

    put or add together

    "combine resources"

  6. compound, combineverb

    combine so as to form a whole; mix

    "compound the ingredients"

  7. combineverb

    add together from different sources

    "combine resources"

  8. combineverb

    join for a common purpose or in a common action

    "These forces combined with others"

  9. aggregate, combineverb

    gather in a mass, sum, or whole

  10. blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, mergeverb

    mix together different elements

    "The colors blend well"


  1. combinenoun

    A combine harvester

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

  2. combinenoun

    A concern, consortium or syndicate.

  3. combineverb

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

  4. combineverb

    to have two or more things or properties that function together

  5. Combinenoun

    London Underground

  6. Etymology: 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. Combineverb

    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. Combineverb

    to bind; to hold by a moral tie

  3. Combineverb

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

  4. Combineverb

    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. Combineverb

    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

  6. Etymology: [LL. combinare, combinatum; L. com- + binus, pl. bini, two and two, double: cf. F. combiner. See Binary.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Combine

    kom-bīn′, v.t. to join two together: to unite intimately.—v.i. to come into close union: to co-operate: (chem.) to unite and form a new compound.—n. a trading syndicate, a trust.—adj. Com′binate, combined: betrothed.—ns. Combinā′tion, the act of combining: union of individual things: persons united for a purpose; Combinā′tion-room, the college-parlour at Cambridge, for the fellows of a college after dinner, a common-room.—n.pl. Combinā′tions, a women's and children's garment consisting of chemise and drawers combined.—adjs. Com′binātive; Combī′natory; Combined′; Combin′ing. [L. combināre, to join—com, together, and bini, two and two.]

Editors Contribution

  1. combine

    To blend.

    A wedding combines two people and their families fir life.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 1, 2020  
  2. combine

    To unite.

    They did combine love, understanding, peace and joy to create harmony.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 10, 2020  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Combine

    An Americanism for “Combination.” Applied in a financial or commercial sense, this term is now well understood in our own country.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of combine in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of combine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of combine in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Wilson:

    What's driving the market right now is earnings and oil, if earnings results come in above the very low bar of expectations that are out there, and you combine that with a continued rising price of oil, that should equate to an upward trend in the market next week.

  2. Makan Delrahim:

    We will see what the investigation shows. (Disney) didn't propose to acquire Fox Sports 1 and 2. They didn't acquire Fox Broadcasting and say, you know what, we will combine this with ABC and don't worry about it we'll have an arbitrator decide if prices for advertisers go up or competition for content creators goes down, they had good advice and carved out surgically ... a transaction that might be doable. But again, who knows where that transaction leads.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    A creative person, be it a singer, actor, artist, musician, dancer, etc., is a star who illuminates and warms the souls of the whole world with her amazing talent. But then star fever begins, that is, the star's creative crisis, her fame dies and she turns into a black hole of scandalous vanity, which sucks in all the attention of the surrounding worlds. 26. You are in the artificial intelligence of the herd instinct. How you behave is an artificial intelligence program. 2. Poetic ascension, like birdsong. For birds, singing is an instinct and an art. How many instincts are there on the canvas of thought. Like a splash of expression, a splash of emotion. Aria coming from the depths of the soul. Beautiful feelings of lyrics to tears. Harmony of color as a subtle aesthetics. Refined intuition of truth, like the sound of a violin. Leading to the heights of the highest feelings of the poetry of the spirit. 3. Graffiti is a gangsta painting, an anytopia of culture. 4. We are tiny particles of the universe. We are the energy that will evaporate. Consciousness in a dance with the subconscious seems to be leading the dance of eternity, as the present with the past and the future is unconscious, and the past is the subconscious and consciousness is the present. Life is accelerating that we do not always have time to say goodbye. We are moving towards the end point where we will gain eternity. But in life we ​​will not find eternity only in the torment of passions. We remain in this eternity like scars of reality in the form of ghosts. Life is the greatness of the romance of emptiness. The great philosophical path of the soul, up the ladder of insight. Where the crackle of reality is visible and there is a more real world. 5. We live in the twilight of unconsciousness. In the mystical fog of the vague consciousness of the timeless existence of the soul. 6. 1. Numerology of mercantileness is the codes of fate in which mostly selfish people are born. 2. Advertising is the dictator of culture. 7. harmony of what has no relationship with each other. Incompatible elements on earth have a harmony of existence. And all this creates harmony in the chaos itself. Also among people, incompatible people get along together. Love is the harmony of chaos. As if different elements of the universe mixed together to create the world. The world strives to get used to everything and everyone. Combine the incompatible. Create mestizo culture. 8. Experience is the metronome of intuition, the path to the philosophical aesthetics of thought. Actor's rehearsals of reincarnation in an endless repetition of an absurd life. The only way out is in the sincerity of the heart. 9. Thousands of subtle one-dimensional dimensions of egoism. Flat humor of reality. They are like dripping drops on the wall. They dry up in eternity. Shimmers and shimmers. One-dimensional worlds of egoists. Here logic rationalizes illusion and ridiculous paradoxes. We must wake up from life to see everything from the outside. the technical world of formality and the meticulous perfectionism of arrogance. 10. Holiness reduces gravity. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Las Vegas-based stripper:

    I think Las Vegas-based's very hard for people to combine intimacy and money.

  5. Marcel Marceau:

    Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.

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