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Union

A township of northeast New Jersey west of New York City; settled c. 1749 by colonists from Connecticut.

un·ion

 (yo͞on′yən)
n.
1.
a. The act of uniting or the state of being united.
b. A combination so formed, especially an alliance or confederation of people, parties, or political entities for mutual interest or benefit.
2. Mathematics A set, every member of which is an element of one or another of two or more given sets.
3. Agreement or harmony resulting from the uniting of individuals; concord.
4.
a. The state of matrimony; marriage: "The element that was to make possible such a union was trust in each other's love" (Kate Chopin).
b. Sexual intercourse.
5.
a. A combination of parishes for joint administration of relief for the poor in Great Britain.
b. A workhouse maintained by such a union.
6. A labor union.
7. A coupling device for connecting parts, such as pipes or rods.
8. A device on a flag or ensign, occupying the upper inner corner or the entire field, that signifies the union of two or more sovereignties.
9. often Union
a. An organization at a college or university that provides facilities for recreation; a student union.
b. A building housing such facilities.
10. Union The United States of America regarded as a national unit, especially during the Civil War.
adj.
1. Union Of, relating to, or loyal to the United States of America during the Civil War: a Union soldier.
2. Of or relating to a labor union or labor union organizing: the union movement; union negotiations.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin ūniō, ūniōn-, from Latin ūnus, one; see oi-no- in Indo-European roots.]

union

(ˈjuːnjən)
n
1. the condition of being united, the act of uniting, or a conjunction formed by such an act
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an association, alliance, or confederation of individuals or groups for a common purpose, esp political
3. agreement or harmony
4. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) short for trade union
5. the act or state of marriage or sexual intercourse
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a device on a flag representing union, such as another flag depicted in the top left corner
7. (Mechanical Engineering) a device for coupling or linking parts, such as pipes
8. (Education) (often capital)
a. an association of students at a university or college formed to look after the students' interests, provide facilities for recreation, etc
b. the building or buildings housing the facilities of such an organization
9. (Mathematics) maths Also called: join a set containing all members of two given sets. Symbol: ⋃, as in A⋃B
10. (Historical Terms) (in 19th-century England)
a. a number of parishes united for the administration of poor relief
b. a workhouse supported by such a combination
11. (Social Welfare) (in 19th-century England)
a. a number of parishes united for the administration of poor relief
b. a workhouse supported by such a combination
12. (Textiles) textiles a piece of cloth or fabric consisting of two different kinds of yarn
13. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (modifier) of or related to a union, esp a trade union
[C15: from Church Latin ūniō oneness, from Latin ūnus one]

Union

(ˈjuːnjən)
n
1. (Historical Terms)
a. the union of England and Wales from 1543
b. the union of the English and Scottish crowns (1603–1707)
c. the union of England and Scotland from 1707
d. the political union of Great Britain and Ireland (1801–1920)
e. the union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1920
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. the union of England and Wales from 1543
b. the union of the English and Scottish crowns (1603–1707)
c. the union of England and Scotland from 1707
d. the political union of Great Britain and Ireland (1801–1920)
e. the union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1920
3. (Historical Terms)
a. the United States of America
b. the northern states of the US during the Civil War
c. (as modifier): Union supporters.
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. the United States of America
b. the northern states of the US during the Civil War
c. (as modifier): Union supporters.
5. (Placename) short for the Union of South Africa
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) short for the Union of South Africa

Un•ion

(ˈyun yən)

n.
a township in NE New Jersey. 50,184.

un•ion

(ˈyun yən)

n.
1. the act of uniting or the state of being united.
2. something formed by uniting two or more things; combination.
3. a number of persons, states, etc., joined or associated together for some common purpose.
4. a uniting of states or nations into one political body, as that of England and Scotland in 1707.
5. the Union, the United States, esp. during the Civil War.
7. a device emblematic of union, used in a flag or ensign, occupying the whole field or a part of it, esp. the upper inside corner.
8. the act of uniting or an instance of being united in marriage or sexual intercourse.
9.
a. the growing together, fusion, or merging of living parts.
b. the junction or seam where this process has taken place.
10. Math.
a. Also called join. the set consisting of elements each of which is in at least one of two or more given sets. Symbol:
b. the least upper bound of two elements in a lattice.
11. any of various contrivances for connecting parts of machinery or the like.
12.
a. a fabric of two kinds of yarn.
b. a yarn of two or more fibers.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin ūn(us) one]
syn: See alliance.

un·ion

(yo͞on′yən)
A set whose members belong to at least one of a group of two or more given sets. The union of the sets {1,2,3} and {3,4,5} is the set {1,2,3,4,5}, and the union of the sets {6,7} and {11,12,13} is the set {6,7,11,12,13}.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.union - an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employerunion - an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer; "you have to join the union in order to get a job"
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
industrial union, vertical union - a labor union that admits all workers in a given industry irrespective of their craft
craft union - a labor union whose membership is restricted to workers in a particular craft
company union - a union of workers for a single company; a union not affiliated with a larger union
labor movement, trade union movement, labor - an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement
I.W.W., Industrial Workers of the World, IWW - a former international labor union and radical labor movement in the United States; founded in Chicago in 1905 and dedicated to the overthrow of capitalism; its membership declined after World War I
2.union - the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)Union - 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"
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
free state - any state prohibiting slavery prior to the American Civil War
3.union - the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposesunion - 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"
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
assortative mating - mating of individuals having more traits in common than likely in random mating
disassortative mating - mating of individuals having traits more dissimilar than likely in random mating
hybridisation, hybridization, hybridizing, interbreeding, crossbreeding, crossing, cross - (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
inbreeding - the act of mating closely related individuals
servicing, service - the act of mating by male animals; "the bull was worth good money in servicing fees"
4.union - the state of being joined or united or linkedunion - the state of being joined or united or linked; "there is strength in union"
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
coalition, fusion - the state of being combined into one body
connectedness, connection, link - the state of being connected; "the connection between church and state is inescapable"
colligation, conjugation, conjunction, junction - the state of being joined together
association - the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination; "his association of his father with being beaten was too strong to break"
marriage - a close and intimate union; "the marriage of music and dance"; "a marriage of ideas"
syncretism - the union (or attempted fusion) of different systems of thought or belief (especially in religion or philosophy); "a syncretism of material and immaterial theories"
separation - the state of lacking unity
5.union - the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)union - the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce); "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
marital status - the condition of being married or unmarried
bigamy - having two spouses at the same time
common-law marriage - a marriage relationship created by agreement and cohabitation rather than by ceremony
endogamy, inmarriage, intermarriage - marriage within one's own tribe or group as required by custom or law
exogamy, intermarriage - marriage to a person belonging to a tribe or group other than your own as required by custom or law
marriage of convenience - a marriage for expediency rather than love
misalliance - an unsuitable alliance (especially with regard to marriage)
monandry - the state of having only one husband at a time
monogamousness, monogamy - having only one spouse at a time
open marriage - a marriage in which each partner is free to enter into extraneous sexual relationships without guilt or jealousy from the other
cuckoldom - the state of a husband whose wife has committed adultery
polygamy - having more than one spouse at a time
sigeh - a Shiite tradition of temporary marriage permitted in Iran that allows a couple to specify the terms of their relationship; can last from a few minutes to 99 years; "sigeh legally wraps premarital sex in an Islamic cloak"
6.union - healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones
healing - the natural process by which the body repairs itself
7.union - a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations; "the Soviet Union"
confederacy, confederation, federation - a union of political organizations
enosis - the union of Greece and Cyprus (which is the goal of a group of Greek Cypriots)
league - an association of states or organizations or individuals for common action
customs union - an association of nations to promote free trade within the union and set common tariffs for nations that are not members
political entity, political unit - a unit with political responsibilities
8.union - 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"
set - a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth"
direct sum - a union of two disjoint sets in which every element is the sum of an element from each of the disjoint sets
9.union - the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts; "lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
amphimixis - union of sperm and egg in sexual reproduction
fusion, unification, merger - an occurrence that involves the production of a union
combining, combine - an occurrence that results in things being united
10.union - a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner)union - a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner)
device - an emblematic design (especially in heraldry); "he was recognized by the device on his shield"
11.union - the act of making or becoming a single unitunion - 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"
compounding, combining, combination - the act of combining things to form a new whole
coalescence, coalescency, conglutination, coalition, concretion - the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts
reunification, reunion - the act of coming together again; "monetary unification precipitated the reunification of the German state in October 1990"
tribalisation, tribalization - the act of making tribal; unification on a tribal basis
umbrella - having the function of uniting a group of similar things; "the Democratic Party is an umbrella for many liberal groups"; "under the umbrella of capitalism"
disunion - the termination or destruction of union
Adj.1.Union - 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"
northern - in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line; "Northern liberals"; "northern industry"; "northern cities"
2.union - of trade unionsunion - of trade unions; "the union movement"; "union negotiations"; "a union-shop clause in the contract"
nonunion - not belonging to or not allowing affiliation with a trade union; "nonunion carpenters"; "a nonunion contractor"

union

noun
1. trade union, guild, workers' association Women often benefit from joining a union.
2. joining, uniting, unification, combination, coalition, merger, mixture, blend, merging, integration, conjunction, fusion, synthesis, amalgamating, amalgam, amalgamation The Romanian majority in the province voted for union with Romania.
3. alliance, league, association, coalition, federation, confederation, confederacy, Bund the question of which countries should join the currency union
4. marriage, match, wedlock, matrimony Even Louis began to think their union was not blessed.
5. intercourse, coupling, copulation, the other (informal), nookie (slang), coitus, rumpy-pumpy (slang), coition the joys of sexual union
Proverbs
"Union is strength"

union

noun
1. A bringing together into a whole:
2. The result of combining:
3. A group of people united in a relationship and having some interest, activity, or purpose in common:
4. An association, especially of nations for a common cause:
5. An identity or coincidence of interests, purposes, or sympathies among the members of a group:
6. A point or position at which two or more things are joined:
Translations
أتِّحاداِتِّـحاداتحادتَوْحيد، إتِّحادنِقابَه، مُنَظَّمة
odborysjednoceníspojenísvazsvazek
unionforeningsammenslutning
avioliittoliitosliittounioniyhdistäminen
savez
egyesülésunió
sambandsambandsríki; ríkjasambandsameiningsameining, samrunisamtök
同盟和集合結合連邦
연합
Britanijos nacionalinė vėliava
biedrībasavienība
sindikatzveza
savez
föreningunion
สหภาพ
liên hiệp

union

[ˈjuːnjən]
A. N
1.unión f; (= marriage) → enlace m
the Union (US) → la Unión
2. (= trade union) → sindicato m, gremio m
3. (= club, society) → club m, sociedad f
4. (Mech) (for pipes etc) → unión f, manguito m de unión
B. CPD (Ind) [leader, movement, headquarters] → sindical
union card Ncarnet m de afiliado
union catalog(ue) Ncatálogo m colectivo or conjunto
Union Jack Nbandera f del Reino Unido
union member Nmiembro mf del sindicato, sindicalista mf
union membership N (= numbers) → afiliados mpl al sindicato
union membership has declinedel número de afiliados a los sindicatos ha disminuido; (= being a member) → afiliación f a un/al sindicato
union membership is compulsoryes obligatorio afiliarse a or hacerse miembro del sindicato
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics N (formerly) → Unión f de Repúblicas Socialistas Soviéticas
Union of South Africa N (formerly) → Unión f Sudafricana
union shop N (US) → taller m de afiliación (sindical) obligatoria
union suit N (US) → prenda f interior de cuerpo entero

union

[ˈjuːnjən]
n
(also trade union) → syndicat m
(= joining) → union f
closer union with → une union plus étroite avec
Britain should move towards closer union with Europe
(= fusion) → union f
Tanzania is a union of the states of Tanganyika and Zanzibar → La Tanzanie est issue de l'union du Tanganyika et de Zanzibar.
(in names of clubs or societies)union f
modif [president, organiser] → du syndicat; [officials, leader, activist, delegates, representative] → syndical(e)

union

n
Vereinigung f, → Verbindung f; (Pol) → Union f, → Vereinigung f; the Union (US) → die Vereinigten Staaten; (in civil war) → die Unionsstaaten pl; State of the Union Address (US) → ˜ Bericht mzur Lage der Nation
(= trade union)Gewerkschaft f
(= association)Vereinigung f; (= customs union)Union f; (= postal union)Postverein m; (= students’ union)Studentenklub m
(= harmony)Eintracht f, → Harmonie f
(form: = marriage) → Verbindung f
(Tech) → Verbindung f; union jointAnschlussstück nt, → Verbindungsstück nt
(Math) → Vereinigung(smenge) f
adj attr (= trade union)Gewerkschafts-; union cardGewerkschaftsausweis m

union

:
Union Jack
nUnion Jack m
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
n (Hist) → Union fder Sozialistischen Sowjetrepubliken
union rates
pl (= wages)Tariflohn m; (= salary)Tarifgehalt nt
union shop
ngewerkschaftspflichtiger Betrieb
union suit
n (US) → lange Hemdhose

Union

[ˈjuːnjən] n the Union (Am) → gli stati dell'Unione (Brit) unificazione della Gran Bretagna e dell'Irlanda del Nord dal 1920

union

[ˈjuːnjən]
1. n
a. (also trade union) → sindacato
b. (gen, also) (Pol) → unione f
c. (club, society) → associazione f, circolo
2. adj (leader, movement) → sindacale

union

(ˈjuːnjən) noun
1. the act of uniting or process of being united. Union between the two countries would be impossible.
2. the state of being united, eg in marriage, friendship etc. Their marriage was a perfect union.
3. a club or association. The European Union.
Union Jack (usually with the)
the national flag of the United Kingdom.

union

اِتِّـحاد odbory union Vereinigung ένωση sindicato, unión yhdistäminen union savez unione 結合 연합 vakbond union unia união союз förening สหภาพ birlik liên hiệp 联合

un·ion

n. unión.
1. acción de unir dos cosas en una;
2. juntura de dos partes cortadas (amputadas) de un hueso o de los bordes de una herida.

union

n (ortho, etc.) unión f
References in classic literature ?
If ever the fusion of two human beings into one has been accomplished on this sphere it was surely in their union.
Ay, sir, that is a curse, entailed on Scotland by her unnatural union with a foreign and trading people.
When I've built that there reservoir on Devil's Spur, and bring the water over the ridge from Union Ditch, there'll be enough to spare for that.
There dwelt, there trode, the feet of one with whom she deemed herself connected in a union that, unrecognised on earth, would bring them together before the bar of final judgment, and make that their marriage-altar, for a joint futurity of endless retribution.
He was a native of Connecticut, a State which supplies the Union with pioneers for the mind as well as for the forest, and sends forth yearly its legions of frontier woodmen and country schoolmasters.
Secondly: The ship Union, also of Nantucket, was in the year totally lost off the Azores by a similar onset, but the authentic particulars of this catastrophe I have never chanced to encounter, though from the whale hunters I have now and then heard casual allusions to it.
So she went on till after he was buried; and then, as she had no home or relations, she, with her six little children, was obliged once more to leave the pleasant home by the tall oak-trees, and go into that great gloomy Union House.
Union Headquarters"--that was the way the signs ran.
You can get used to such things, too, my friend; and it is the great object of recent efforts to make our whole northern community used to them, for the glory of the Union.
Why do they not dissolve it themselves--the union between themselves and the State--and refuse to pay their quota into its treasury?
combine' -- a trade union, to coin a new phrase -- who band themselves together to force their lowly brother to take what they choose to give.
All the States and Territories of the Union, and all the kingdoms of the earth and the islands of the sea are laid out here just as they are on the globe - all the same shape they are down there, and all graded to the relative size, only each State and realm and island is a good many billion times bigger here than it is below.