Definitions for: Join


[n] 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"
[n] the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
[v] make contact or come together; "The two roads join here"
[v] cause to become joined or linked
[v] become part of; become a member of a group or organization; "He joined the Communist Party as a young man"
[v] come into the company of; "She joined him for a drink"
[v] be or become joined or united or linked; "The two streets connect to become a highway"; "Our paths joined"; "The travelers linked up again at the airport"



Webster (1913) Definition: Join (join), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Joined; p. pr. & vb.
n. Joining.] [OE. joinen, joignen, F. joindre, fr. L.
jungere to yoke, bind together, join; akin to jugum yoke. See
Yoke, and cf. Conjugal, Junction, Junta.]
1. To bring together, literally or figuratively; to place in
contact; to connect; to couple; to unite; to combine; to
associate; to add; to append.

Woe unto them that join house to house. --Is. v. 8.

Held up his left hand, which did flame and burn Like
twenty torches joined. --Shak.

Thy tuneful voice with numbers join. --Dryden.

2. To associate one's self to; to be or become connected
with; to league one's self with; to unite with; as, to
join a party; to join the church.

We jointly now to join no other head. --Dryden.

3. To unite in marriage.

He that joineth his virgin in matrimony. --Wyclif.

What, therefore, God hath joined together, let not
man put asunder. --Matt. xix.
6.

4. To enjoin upon; to command. [Obs. & R.]

They join them penance, as they call it. --Tyndale.

5. To accept, or engage in, as a contest; as, to join
encounter, battle, issue. --Milton.

To join battle, To join issue. See under Battle,
Issue.

Syn: To add; annex; unite; connect; combine; consociate;
couple; link; append. See Add.


Join, v. i.
To be contiguous, close, or in contact; to come together; to
unite; to mingle; to form a union; as, the hones of the skull
join; two rivers join.

Whose house joined hard to the synagogue. --Acts xviii.
7.

Should we again break thy commandments, and join in
affinity with the people of these abominations? --Ezra
ix. 14.

Nature and fortune joined to make thee great. --Shak.


Join, n. (Geom.)
The line joining two points; the point common to two
intersecting lines. --Henrici.

Synonyms: articulation, bring together, conjoin, connect, fall in, get together, joint, junction, juncture, link, link up, sum, union, unite

Antonyms: disjoin, disjoint

See Also: affiliate, anastomose, ancylose, ankylose, assemble, attach, band oneself, bridge, close, cog, complect, connect, connection, connexion, copulate, couple, cross-link, direct sum, engraft, entwine, esophagogastric junction, fair, feather, graft, grow together, infiltrate, ingraft, inosculate, interconnect, interlink, join, knit, league together, link, link, link up, match, mate, miter, mortice, mortise, oesophagogastric junction, organise, organize, pair, patch, penetrate, piece, put together, quilt, rabbet, rebate, rejoin, scarf, seam, set, set up, sign up, solder, sovietise, sovietize, splice, syndicate, tack, tack together, tie, twin, unify, unionise, unionize, unite, weld, yoke

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Famous Quotes Containing Join:


I couldn't join a party that, frankly, tolerates members who are bigots for one thing, homophobes, racists.

-- Ron Reagan (American Journalist)

I am firmly convinced that, in future years, China and India will join hands in playing a more active role in maintaining peace and stability in the region and the world at large and make due contribution to the cause of human progress and development.

-- Li Peng (Chinese Public Servant)

I did not join the resistance movement to kill people, to kill the nation. Look at me now. Am I a savage person? My conscience is clear.

-- Pol Pot ( Criminal)

Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.

-- Niccolo Machiavelli (Italian Writer)

I have a mind to join a club and beat you over the head with it.

-- Groucho Marx (American Comedian)

I am very happy to be signing for the best team in the world and especially proud to be the first Portuguese player to join United.

-- Cristiano Ronaldo (Portuguese Athlete)

Existence is a party. You join after its started and you leave before its finished.

-- Elsa Maxwell (American Writer)

Join me in my quest for a greater understanding of our existence. Join me in my desire for a greater self. Join me as I seek the humility to love and understand my fellow man.

-- Bryant H. McGill (American Poet)

Drive slow and enjoy the scenery - drive fast and join the scenery.

-- Douglas Horton (American Clergyman)

We also have a real opportunity to join NATO.

-- Eduard Shevardnadze ( Politician)

Another differentiator is that Skype is free and simple to set up, and it costs us virtually nothing for a new user to join the Skype network, which is why we can offer the service for free.

-- Niklas Zennstrom (Swedish Scientist)

George W. had a plan. He arranged to join the Air National Guard in Texas, which meant he would not be sent to Vietnam.

-- Peter Jennings (Canadian Journalist)

). Dozens of nations have agreed to join in monitoring and, if necessary, intercepting and boarding ships on the high seas in the event they are suspected of engaging in one or both of these threatening activities.

-- Frank Gaffney (American Writer)

Mr. Speaker, the Delaware River deepening project is important for my constituents, for our region and for the entire nation. I trust that, when they examine the facts about it, every one of my colleagues will join me in supporting it.

-- Robert Brady (American Politician)

Laughter and grief join hands. Always the heart Clumps in the breast with heavy stride; The face grows lined and wrinkled like a chart, The eyes bloodshot with tears and tide. Let the wind blow, for many a man shall die.

-- Karl Shapiro (American Poet)

I came from a small town and at school in one class there was me, a member from Depeche Mode and someone who went on to join The Cure. That was all in one class of 30 kids.

-- Alison Moyet (British Musician)

Certainly one of the more common experiences in the jazz field is discovering someone new. Improvising musicians are capable of being musical travelers, voyagers. We want to join in on whatever we hear. There is a freedom to wander the musical landscape.

-- Gary Burton (American Musician)

I thought to myself, Join the army. It's free. So I figured while I'm here I'll lose a few pounds.

-- John Candy (Canadian Comedian)

I wanted to be a columnist so badly that I took a huge pay cut to leave Forbes, which wouldn't give me a column, and join Newsday, which wanted my column for its Sunday business section.

-- Allan Sloan ( -)

Trusting in Christ, we may boldly join in the combat, and enlist ourselves among that disinterested band, who fight not for human ambition, or human praise, but for the honour of our Saviour, and the salvation of men.

-- John Strachan (Canadian Clergyman)

Heaven and earth! How is it that bodies join but never meet?

-- Beah Richards (American Actress)

I think if you play music and you join a scene you're already too late.

-- Joshua Homme (American Musician)

House and Senate Republicans are now united in adopting earmark bans. We hope President Obama will follow through on his support for an earmark ban by pressing Democratic leaders to join House and Senate Republicans in taking this critical step to restore public trust.

-- John Boehner (American Politician)

I learned the songs and played the gigs, and then they called me about a month later. They told me they were like super stoked on me and asked me to join their band.

-- Travis Barker (American Musician)

When I consider what it was that moved me to join the Communist Party, I have to cast my mind back for more than a quarter of a century to try and ascertain what precisely my motives at that time were.

-- Bram Fischer (South African Lawyer)

Lots of times you have to pretend to join a parade in which you're not really interested in order to get where you're going.

-- Christopher Morley (American Author)

This, then, is the test we must set for ourselves; not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.

-- Hubert H. Humphrey (American Politician)

I was invited to join the newly established Central Chemical Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1954 and was able to establish a small research group in organic chemistry, housed in temporary laboratories of an industrial research institute.

-- George Andrew Olah (American Scientist)

I got this call that they wanted me to join this cast. They called it a family show, and it thought that it would be similar to all family shows. I wasn't sure about this until I watched some tapes, and was amazed.

-- Tony Danza (American Actor)

Oh, I don't think Tom Sowell would tell anybody to join the administration. That's not his style. But I think his attitude has always been if it had to be done he'd prefer me to do it than somebody else.

-- Clarence Thomas (American Judge)

It was one thing to contain the Soviet Union in Europe because Britain, France, and Germany were all willing to join in. But will Japan and other Asian countries be willing to join in the containment of China?

-- Samuel P. Huntington ( Sociologist)

I was never a Boy Scout, but oh, I wanted to be one when I was a kid about ten or eleven years old. But there wasn't anyplace where I could ever join the Boy Scouts.

-- Carl Barks (American Artist)

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.

-- John Lennon (English Musician)

For, when with beauty we can virtue join, We paint the semblance of a form divine.

-- Matthew Prior (English Poet)

I have always believed that opera is a planet where the muses work together, join hands and celebrate all the arts.

-- Franco Zeffirelli (Italian Director)


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