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. 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"


  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

  6. Origin: [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.]

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. Chief Executive Ola Kaellenius:

    There are no plans to combine with BMW in any way.

  2. Sharon Carson:

    When you combine it all, it’s looking pretty ugly.

  3. Alfred McEwen:

    Then we combine the colors because the images have a very low contrast.

  4. Las Vegas-based stripper:

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

  5. Thomas Moore:

    If you combine this with other things known to work, they might work even better.

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