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join

 (join)
v. joined, join·ing, joins
v.tr.
1. To put or bring together so as to make continuous or form a unit: join two boards with nails; joined hands in a circle.
2. To put or bring into close association or relationship: two families that were joined by marriage; join forces.
3. To connect (points), as with a straight line.
4. To meet and merge with: where the creek joins the river.
5. To become a part or member of: joined the photography club.
6. To come into the company of: joined the group in the waiting room.
7. To participate with in an act or activity: The committee joins me in welcoming you.
8. To adjoin: where the garage joins the house.
9. To engage in; enter into: Opposing armies joined battle on the plain.
v.intr.
1. To come together so as to form a connection: where the two bones join.
2. To act together; form an alliance: The two factions joined to oppose the measure.
3. To become a member of a group.
4. To take part; participate: joined in the search.
n.
A joint; a junction.

[Middle English joinen, from Old French joindre, joign-, join-, from Latin iungere; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: join, combine, unite, link1, connect
These verbs mean to fasten or affix or become fastened or affixed. Join applies to the physical contact or union of at least two separate things and to the coming together of persons, as into a group: The children joined hands. The two groups joined together to support the bill. "Join the union, girls, and together say Equal Pay for Equal Work" (Susan B. Anthony).
Combine suggests the mixing or merging of components, often for a specific purpose: The cook combined various ingredients. The schools combined to make more efficient use of resources. Unite stresses the coherence or oneness of the persons or things joined: The volunteers united to prevent their town from flooding. The strike united the oppressed workers. Link and connect imply a firm attachment in which the individual components remain distinct: The study linked the high crime rate to unemployment. The reporter connected the police chief to the scandal.

joining

  • apse - From Latin apsis, meaning "fastening together," it is based on the notion that a vaulted space seems to be the joining together of arcs to form a circle.
  • syssarcosis - The joining of two or more bones by muscle.
  • couple - Its underlying notion is of "joining," coming from Latin copula, "connection, tie."
  • conjugal - From Latin conjugare, "join together (in marriage)"—from com-, "together," and jugare, "yoke"—it has an underlying notion of "joining together."

Joining


the uniting of two individual organisms or animals anatomically and physiologically, either under experimental or natural conditions. — parabiotic, adj.
Rare. coalescence; union or fusion.
1. a close joining together.
2. the state of being fastened or knitted together.
1. the process of putting two or more things, concepts, elements, etc., together to form a whole.
2. the whole formed of such combined parts. See also thinking. — synthesist, n., — synthetic, synthetical, adj.
the principles or practice of synthesis or synthetic methods or techniques.
a person who practices or believes in synthetic methods or principles.
Obsolete, a union, especially a political union as a federation or alliance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.joining - the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication)joining - the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication); "the joining of hands around the table"; "there was a connection via the internet"
hit - a connection made via the internet to another website; "WordNet gets many hits from users worldwide"
interconnection - (computer science) the act of interconnecting (wires or computers or theories etc.)
intersection - the act of intersecting (as joining by causing your path to intersect your target's path)
bringing close together, approximation - the act of bringing near or bringing together especially the cut edges of tissue
concatenation - the act of linking together as in a series or chain
converging, convergency, convergence - the act of converging (coming closer)
coming upon, encounter - a casual meeting with a person or thing
articulation - the act of joining things in such a way that motion is possible
adjunction, junction - an act of joining or adjoining things
fastening, attachment - the act of fastening things together
change of integrity - the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
References in classic literature ?
She dreamed of joining some company and wandering over the world, seeing always new faces and giving some- thing out of herself to all people.
Maybe you're thinking of joining forces with the professor again, as you did when you dug the big tunnel.
and if you still have the intention of joining him"--bang
The case was different with the individual whom Duncan had observed to stand forth with his friend, previously to the desperate trial of speed; and who, instead of joining in the chase, had remained, throughout its turbulent uproar, like a cringing statue, expressive of shame and disgrace.
Two or three individuals hinted that the man of skill, during his Indian captivity, had enlarged his medical attainments by joining in the incantations of the savage priests, who were universally acknowledged to be powerful enchanters, often performing seemingly miraculous cures by their skill in the black art.
He had at any rate his freedom now; I was never to touch it again; as I had amply shown, moreover, when, on his joining me in the schoolroom the previous night, I had uttered, on the subject of the interval just concluded, neither challenge nor hint.
She presents the curious anomaly of the most solid masonry joining with oak and hemp in constituting the completed ship.
Miss Ophelia, with characteristic strength and self-control, had remained with her kinsman to the last,--all eye, all ear, all attention; doing everything of the little that could be done, and joining with her whole soul in the tender and impassioned prayers which the poor slave had poured forth for the soul of his dying master.
He erased it once more and then took himself out of temptation by driving the other boys together and joining them.
There is nobody in Highbury who deserves himand he has been here a whole year, and has fitted up his house so comfortably, that it would be a shame to have him single any longerand I thought when he was joining their hands today, he looked so very much as if he would like to have the same kind office done for him
But it was not immediately that an opportunity of doing so could be commanded, though Lucy was as well disposed as herself to take advantage of any that occurred; for the weather was not often fine enough to allow of their joining in a walk, where they might most easily separate themselves from the others; and though they met at least every other evening either at the park or cottage, and chiefly at the former, they could not be supposed to meet for the sake of conversation.
Me, she had dispensed from joining the group; saying, "She regretted to be under the necessity of keeping me at a distance; but that until she heard from Bessie, and could discover by her own observation, that I was endeavouring in good earnest to acquire a more sociable and childlike disposition, a more attractive and sprightly manner-- something lighter, franker, more natural, as it were--she really must exclude me from privileges intended only for contented, happy, little children.