What does connect mean?

Definitions for connect
kəˈnɛktcon·nect

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

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"

GCIDE

  1. Connect(v. t.)

    To establish a communication link; -- used with with; as, his telephone didn't answer, so I connected with him by email.

    Etymology: [L. connectere, -nexum; con- + nectere to bind. See Annex.]

  2. Connect(v. t.)

    To electronically or mechanically link (a device) to another device, or to link a device to a common communication line; -- used with with; as, the installer connected our telephones on Monday; I connected my VCR to the TV set by myself; the plumber connected a shut-off valve to my gas line.

    Etymology: [L. connectere, -nexum; con- + nectere to bind. See Annex.]

Wiktionary

  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.

    Etymology: From connecto, from con + necto.

  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.

    Etymology: From connecto, from con + necto.

  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.

    Etymology: From connecto, from con + necto.

  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.

    Etymology: From connecto, from con + necto.

  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.

    Etymology: From connecto, from con + necto.

  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.

    Etymology: From connecto, from con + necto.

  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.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [L. connectere, -nexum; con- + nectere to bind. See Annex.]

  2. Connect(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. connectere, -nexum; con- + nectere to bind. See Annex.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. connectere, -nexum; con- + nectere to bind. See Annex.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Connect

    kon-ekt′, v.t. to tie or fasten together: to establish a relation between: to associate.—p.adj. Connect′ed, joined: united.—adv. Connect′edly, in a connected manner.—ns. Connect′er, -or, one who or that which connects.—adj. Connect′ible, capable of being connected.—ns. Connec′tion, Connex′ion, act of connecting: that which connects: a body or society held together by a bond: coherence: intercourse: context: relation: intimacy: a relative.—adjs. Connect′ive, Connex′ive (obs.), binding together.—n. a word that connects sentences and words.—adv. Connect′ively.—Connective tissue, one of the four sets of the commonest classification of animal tissues, including a great variety—e.g. bone, cartilage, ligaments, and enswathing membranes. [L. con, together, and nectĕre, to tie.]

Editors Contribution

  1. connect

    To associate as related.

    They could connect their understanding and see the truth now.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 15, 2020  
  2. connect

    To cause people to meet, have a relationship and marry.

    People meet another person to have a relationship and then marry, their is someone for everyone who chooses it.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 15, 2020  
  3. connect

    To feel, know and understand the soul of a human being.

    To connect on a soul level with a person is a gift to be valued.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 15, 2020  
  4. connect

    To link telecommunications lines, structures or systems.

    The broadband connections were easily made.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 15, 2020  
  5. connect

    To unite.

    They did conbect on so many levels it was beautiful to see them both together.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 10, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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How to say connect in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of connect in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of connect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of connect in a Sentence

  1. Rebecca Cutter:

    We all need to escape from the horrors of our reality, so if it provides an hour of distraction and that actually helps somebody, I'm so grateful for that. And so that's the best I can hope for -- that people connect to it and it helps them get out of themselves for a little while.

  2. Rex Ridenoure:

    I’m just still amazed that given the opportunity…even total strangers will reach out and show a lot of empathy and concern, i think, given the right situation to connect, people will express their feelings, share stories.

  3. Marlon Brando:

    We create a persona, a building holding all the apartments that are our quirks and our dreams and our desires, and we walk around the world hoping to connect, but hoping, above all, to not be hurt.

  4. Andrew Meister:

    There are a number of market participants who look at increasing global risk and just connect a dotted line to lower aerospace orders.

  5. Jay Parikh:

    Our mission is to connect everybody in the world, this is going to be a great opportunity for us to motivate the industry to move faster on this technology.

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