What does merger mean?

Definitions for merger
ˈmɜr dʒərmerg·er

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. amalgamation, merger, uniting(noun)

    the combination of two or more commercial companies

  2. fusion, merger, unification(noun)

    an occurrence that involves the production of a union


  1. Merger(n.)

    The combining of two groups into a unified single group under a single leadership, with voluntary participation by the leaders or management of both groups.

  2. Merger(n.)

    Specifically: (Business, Finance) The combining of two commercial enterprises into a unified single enterprise under a single management, with voluntary participation by both parties; as, the merger of Daimler-Benz and Chrysler into Daimler-Chrysler created a powerful competitor in the automobile manufacturing industry. Compare acquisition and takeover.


  1. merger(Noun)

    The act or process of merging two or more parts into a single unit.

    Club mergers reduced the number of teams by half

  2. merger(Noun)

    The legal union of two or more corporations into a single entity, typically assets and liabilities being assumed by the buying party.

  3. merger(Noun)

    An absorption of one or more estate(s) or contract(s) into one other, all being held by the same owner; of several counts of accusation into one judgement, etc..

  4. merger(Noun)

    A type of sound change where two or more sounds merge into one

Webster Dictionary

  1. Merger(noun)

    one who, or that which, merges

  2. Merger(noun)

    an absorption of one estate, or one contract, in another, or of a minor offense in a greater


  1. Merger

    A merger, consolidation or amalgamation, in a political or administrative sense, is the combination of two or more political or administrative entities, such as municipalities, counties, districts, etc., into a single entity. This term is used when the process occurs within a sovereign entity. Unbalanced growth or outward expansion of one neighbor may necessitate an administrative decision to merge. In some cases, common perception of continuity may be a factor in prompting such a process. Some cities that have gone though amalgamation or a similar process had several administrative sub-divisions or jurisdictions, each with a separate person in charge. Annexation is similar to amalgamation, but differs in being applied mainly to two cases: ⁕The units joined are sovereign entities before the process, as opposed to being units of a single political entity. ⁕A city's boundaries are expanded by adding territories not already incorporated as cities or villages.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'merger' in Nouns Frequency: #1760

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of merger in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of merger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of merger in a Sentence

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    Glad to hear Pfizer is calling off the merger. We need to close the loopholes that let corporations escape paying their taxes.

  2. Chuck Grassley:

    DuPont and Dow are two titans of American industry and the proposed merger demands serious scrutiny.

  3. Patrick Young:

    The very big players are already starting to be in danger of running into antitrust anywhere they go, we are coming to the point where the great exchanges merger game is coming to an end, the great powers have been defined.

  4. Dave Jones:

    California has a highly consolidated insurance market today. This merger with Anthem and Cigna Corp -LRB- CI.N -RRB- will only make that situation worse.

  5. Representative Bill Shuster:

    I do not believe it is in the best interests of the U.S. freight transportation system, railroad employees, rail shippers and the short line railroads, i have expressed my concerns to the appropriate federal agency and I believe it is time for all parties to move on from hypothetical merger proposals and focus on improving the transportation of goods and products to help grow the American economy.

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Translations for merger

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  • Zusammenschluss, Fusion, FirmenzusammenschlussGerman
  • unión, fusiónSpanish
  • yhdistyminen, sulauttaminen, fuusio, yritysfuusio, sulautuminen, sulautuma, yhteensulautuminenFinnish
  • fusionFrench
  • fusione, unioneItalian
  • 統合, 合併Japanese
  • fusie, versmelting, samensmelting, amalgamatie, opslorpingDutch
  • fusãoPortuguese
  • объедине́ние, слия́ние, поглоще́ниеRussian

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