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 upverb

    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, connectverb

    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, uniteverb

    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. connectverb

    join by means of communication equipment

    "The telephone company finally put in lines to connect the towns in this area"

  5. connectverb

    land on or hit solidly

    "The brick connected on her head, knocking her out"

  6. connectverb

    join for the purpose of communication

    "Operator, could you connect me to the Raffles in Singapore?"

  7. connectverb

    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. connectverb

    establish a rapport or relationship

    "The President of this university really connects with the faculty"

  9. get in touch, touch base, connectverb

    establish communication with someone

    "did you finally connect with your long-lost cousin?"

  10. plug in, plug into, connectverb

    plug into an outlet

    "Please plug in the toaster!"; "Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight"

  11. connectverb

    hit or play a ball successfully

    "The batter connected for a home run"

GCIDE

  1. Connectverb

    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. Connectverb

    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. connectverb

    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. connectverb

    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. connectverb

    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. connectverb

    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. connectverb

    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. connectverb

    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. connectverb

    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. Connectverb

    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. Connectverb

    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. Connectverb

    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  

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

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  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. Charanya Krishnaswami:

    Normally, I would at least be able to note their names and see if I could try to connect them with a legal service providers, i remember thinking all I have is their name and the last three digits of their A-number( which is assigned to noncitizens) and there's no way to get them help.

  2. Sally Steinmann:

    Michael said we each get a dot, and this is his, i just want to connect our dots. We all have something we wish more than anything else that we could change in this world.

  3. James Goldston:

    Michael has been a stellar addition tothe broadcast. Over the past twoyears on ‘ Good Morning America, ’ he’s proven to be a tireless and versatile broadcaster with an incredible ability to connect with people, from veterans to American pop culture icons and newsmakers, he will end a four year run as Kelly Ripa’s co-host on ‘ Live ! , ’ where he has honed his skills as an interviewer with genuine warmth and a quick wit. At ‘ Good Morning America, ’ he ’ll now have even more opportunities to tell stories that inspire, inform and empower people. Strahan joins the.

  4. Zach Smith:

    It's becoming harder and harder to connect and do work in China when services like Gmail are being blocked, using a VPN seems to be the only answer to doing anything these days online in China.

  5. Jane Webber:

    Connect through FaceTime, Skype, other social media, we need to see each others' faces to know that the rest of our family is with us in spirit even if they can't be with us physically.

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