What does merger mean?

Definitions for merger
ˈmɜr dʒərmer·ger

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. amalgamation, merger, unitingnoun

    the combination of two or more commercial companies

  2. fusion, merger, unificationnoun

    an occurrence that involves the production of a union


  1. Mergernoun

    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. Mergernoun

    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. mergernoun

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

    Club mergers reduced the number of teams by half

  2. mergernoun

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

  3. mergernoun

    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. mergernoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mergernoun

    one who, or that which, merges

  2. Mergernoun

    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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  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. Bill Baer:

    There was mention of a merger wave. We kind of look at it as a tsunami.

  2. Representative Bill Shuster:

    A strong, healthy and well-functioning freight rail system is critical to the movement of goods in this country, however, CP’s pursuit of a merger over the last two years has done nothing but create uncertainty in the rail industry, and there continues to be no clear path forward for such an arrangement.

  3. Maxim Behar:

    Nevertheless, even though our industries are at war at the moment, the merger of PR, advertising, and digital companies, as already noted, is absolutely inevitable, because clients need full-service communications consultancies.

  4. Takujiro Hamada:

    This was done to re-confirm (the family's) opposition to the merger and to swiftly resolve the issue, we're not trying to bully them.

  5. Roger Allison:

    I can't think of one merger that has ever helped family farmers, it might have helped the bottom line of these multinational corporations. But it restricts who farms and who doesn't.

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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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