union, labor union, trade union, trades union, brotherhood(noun)
an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer
"you have to join the union in order to get a job"
the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
"he has visited every state in the Union"; "Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union"; "the North's superior resources turned the scale"
coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual union(noun)
the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
"the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"
the state of being joined or united or linked
"there is strength in union"
marriage, matrimony, union, spousal relationship, wedlock(noun)
the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)
"a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union"
healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones
a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations
"the Soviet Union"
union, sum, join(noun)
a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets
"let C be the union of the sets A and B"
the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts
"lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"
a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner)
union, unification, uniting, conjugation, jointure(adj)
the act of making or becoming a single unit
"the union of opposing factions"; "he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays"
being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War
"Union soldiers"; "Federal forces"; "a Federal infantryman"
of trade unions
"the union movement"; "union negotiations"; "a union-shop clause in the contract"
The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one, or the state of being united or joined; junction; coalition; combination.
That which is united, or made one; something formed by a combination or coalition of parts or members; a confederation; a consolidated body; a league.
a trade union
A joint or other connection uniting parts of machinery, such as pipes.
The set containing all of the elements of two or more sets.
The act or state of marriage.
A data structure that can store any of various items, but only one at a time.
A large, high-quality pearl.
The United States of America.
Those of the United States that did not secede at the time of the Civil War.
a trade union
The 0-10-2 train configuration. Derived from the name of the only U.S. company to use that configuration.
Origin: From union, from unionem, from unus
the act of uniting or joining two or more things into one, or the state of being united or joined; junction; coalition; combination
agreement and conjunction of mind, spirit, will, affections, or the like; harmony; concord
that which is united, or made one; something formed by a combination or coalition of parts or members; a confederation; a consolidated body; a league; as, the weavers have formed a union; trades unions have become very numerous; the United States of America are often called the Union
a textile fabric composed of two or more materials, as cotton, silk, wool, etc., woven together
a large, fine pearl
a device emblematic of union, used on a national flag or ensign, sometimes, as in the military standard of Great Britain, covering the whole field; sometimes, as in the flag of the United States, and the English naval and marine flag, occupying the upper inner corner, the rest of the flag being called the fly. Also, a flag having such a device; especially, the flag of Great Britain
a joint or other connection uniting parts of machinery, or the like, as the elastic pipe of a tender connecting it with the feed pipe of a locomotive engine; especially, a pipe fitting for connecting pipes, or pipes and fittings, in such a way as to facilitate disconnection
a cask suspended on trunnions, in which fermentation is carried on
During the American Civil War, the Union was a name used to refer to the federal government of the United States, which was supported by the 20 free states and five border slave states. It was opposed by 11 southern slave states that had declared a secession to join together to form the Confederacy. The Union has often been referred to as "the North", both then and now.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ūn′yun, n. a uniting: that which is united or made one: something formed by the combination of parts or individual things or persons: concord: harmony in colour: agreement between parts: the state of wedlock: a device emblematic of union borne in the canton of a flag, the canton used separately as a flag, the union-jack: a combination as among workmen for class protection: several parishes united for joint support and management of their poor, also the workhouse for such: (pl.) textile fabrics made up of more than one kind of fibre, as of wool and cotton.—adj. Ūn′ioned, showing evidence of union.—n.pl. Ūnion′idæ, a family of lamellibranchiate molluscs represented in Britain by two genera, Ū′nio and Anodonta.—ns. Ūnionist, one who advocates or supports union, esp. an upholder of the Union and opponent of secession before the American Civil War, also one opposed to granting Home Rule to Ireland, whether a natural Conservative or one of the Liberals who fell away from Mr Gladstone on this question in 1886; Ūnion-jack, the national flag adopted by Great Britain and Ireland, consisting of a union of the crosses of St George, St Andrew, and St Patrick.—The Union, the legislative incorporation of England and Scotland in 1707, or of Ireland with both in 1801. [Fr. union—L. unio, -onis—unus, one.]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
An ailing individual frequently troubled by scabs and liable to strike without warning.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The national flag of Great Britain, on shore or afloat. It is a composition of the crosses of St. George of England, St. Andrew of Scotland, and St. Patrick of Ireland, the last having been brought in in 1801. It was formerly inscribed, "For the Protestant Religion and for the Liberty of England." It is in the upper canton of all British ensigns. At the main it is the proper flag of an admiral of the fleet; and was thus flown by Lord Howe at the battle of June 1, 1794.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The national colors are called the union. When there is a blue field with white stripes, quartered in the angle of the American colors, that is, of the colors composed of red and white stripes, that blue field is called the union; and a small color of blue with white stars is called a union-jack.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'union' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #590
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'union' in Written Corpus Frequency: #630
Rank popularity for the word 'union' in Nouns Frequency: #167
The numerical value of union in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of union in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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- sjednocení, unie, svazCzech
- Vereinigungsmenge, Vereinigung, UnionGerman
- ένωση, σύνδεσμος, συνουσία, αρμός, άρθρωση, γάμος, σύζευξηGreek
- liitto, liittäminen, liitos, unioni, yhdyntä, avioliitto, yhdisteFinnish
- union, réunion, syndicatFrench
- aonadhScottish Gaelic
- միություն, միավորումArmenian
- uni, penyatuanIndonesian
- 共用体, 結合, 聯盟, 同盟, ユニオン継ぎ手, 和集合, 結婚, 性交, 連邦Japanese
- одақ, бірлікKazakh
- 연맹, 聯盟, 同盟, 동맹Korean
- adūnātiō, uniō, societāsLatin
- сојуз, унијаMacedonian
- vereniging, gemeenschap, unieDutch
- unia, [[suma]] ([[zbiór, [[suma]] [[mnogościowy, związek, sojuszPolish
- união, matrimônio, sexo, junçãoPortuguese
- unire, unitate, uniuneRomanian
- союз, объединение, муфта, брак, бракосочетание, слияние, соединение, объединение множеств, брачный союз, сношение, совокуплениеRussian
- савез, savez, unija, унијаSerbo-Croatian
- zväz, únia, sväzSlovak
- union, föreningSwedish
- ittifoq, birlikTurkmen
- бердәмлек, берлекTatar
- liên minh, liên bangVietnamese
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