What does union mean?

Definitions for union
ˈyun yənunion

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. Union, North(noun)

    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"

  3. 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"

  4. union, unification(noun)

    the state of being joined or united or linked

    "there is strength in union"

  5. 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"

  6. union, conglutination(noun)

    healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones

  7. union(noun)

    a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations

    "the Soviet Union"

  8. 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"

  9. union(noun)

    the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts

    "lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"

  10. union(noun)

    a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner)

  11. 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"

  12. Union, Federal(adj)

    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"

  13. union(adj)

    of trade unions

    "the union movement"; "union negotiations"; "a union-shop clause in the contract"

Wiktionary

  1. union(Noun)

    The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one, or the state of being united or joined; junction; coalition; combination.

    Etymology: From union, from unionem, from unus

  2. union(Noun)

    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

    Etymology: From union, from unionem, from unus

  3. union(Noun)

    A joint or other connection uniting parts of machinery, such as pipes.

    Etymology: From union, from unionem, from unus

  4. union(Noun)

    The set containing all of the elements of two or more sets.

    Etymology: From union, from unionem, from unus

  5. union(Noun)

    The act or state of marriage.

    Etymology: From union, from unionem, from unus

  6. union(Noun)

    Sexual intercourse.

    Etymology: From union, from unionem, from unus

  7. union(Noun)

    A data structure that can store any of various items, but only one at a time.

    Etymology: From union, from unionem, from unus

  8. union(Noun)

    A large, high-quality pearl.

    Etymology: From union, from unionem, from unus

  9. Union(Noun)

    The United States of America.

    Etymology: From union, from unionem, from unus

  10. Union(Noun)

    Those of the United States that did not secede at the time of the Civil War.

    a trade union

    Etymology: From union, from unionem, from unus

  11. Union(Noun)

    The 0-10-2 train configuration. Derived from the name of the only U.S. company to use that configuration.

    Etymology: From union, from unionem, from unus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Union(noun)

    the act of uniting or joining two or more things into one, or the state of being united or joined; junction; coalition; combination

  2. Union(noun)

    agreement and conjunction of mind, spirit, will, affections, or the like; harmony; concord

  3. Union(noun)

    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

  4. Union(noun)

    a textile fabric composed of two or more materials, as cotton, silk, wool, etc., woven together

  5. Union(noun)

    a large, fine pearl

  6. Union(noun)

    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

  7. Union(noun)

    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

  8. Union(noun)

    a cask suspended on trunnions, in which fermentation is carried on

Freebase

  1. Union

    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

  1. Union

    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, -onisunus, one.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. UNION

    An ailing individual frequently troubled by scabs and liable to strike without warning.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. union

    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

  1. union

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. union

    The act, process and fact of marriage.

    Marriage is the union of people.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  
  2. union

    To be connected.

    The union between a husband and wife is a bond they must create together and maintain throughout their life what ever they experience knowing marriage is for life.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'union' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #590

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'union' in Written Corpus Frequency: #630

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'union' in Nouns Frequency: #167

How to pronounce union?

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How to say union in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of union in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of union in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of union in a Sentence

  1. Darian Martyniuk:

    While I think the teachers have some noble and worthy demands that need to be addressed, I think the union leadership is at best behaving cynically, at worst using whatever leverage they think they have to squeeze the most out of a system that doesn't have anything left to give, additional staffing like librarians, nurses, counselors... there are legitimate teacher needs for more. But the union leadership doesn't seem to understand the finance structure of Chicago Public Schools and how it is a limited pool of money. You can't just keep raising taxes year after year because legally they can't do that.

  2. Mario Draghi:

    This is by no means the end of our challenges, and a cyclical recovery alone does not solve all of Europe’s problems, it does not eliminate the debt overhang that affects parts of the Union. It does not eliminate the high level of structural unemployment that haunts too many countries. And it does not eliminate the need for perfecting the institutional set-up of our monetary union.

  3. Rodrigo Catril:

    Fears of Brexit have relegated the GBP to the bottom of the leader board, the euro was also an underperformer against the USD, suggesting the market is expressing some concerns for the euro if the UK chooses to leave the European Union.

  4. Paulo Roberto Falcao:

    The 1982 Brazil team was known for its creativity, union and collective work ethic, now we are springing into action for Brazil again.

  5. Jamal Raad:

    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has made Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Climate Mission plan an open source document, and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's pleased to see Senator Warren taking up major elements of Senator Warren plan, washington Gov. Jay Inslee is particularly impressed that Senator Warren is adopting Senator Warren aggressive targets to reach 100 % clean energy in electricity, cars and buildings, ending coal power, and making a commitment to investing in good, union jobs and a just transition for front-line communities.

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