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:


Why by a book when you can join a library.

-- Ricky Gervais (English Writer)

A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.

-- Francois de La Rochefoucauld (French Writer)

I cannot join the space program and restart my life as an astronaut, but this opportunity to connect my abilities as an educator with my interests in history and space is a unique opportunity to fulfill my early fantasies.

-- Christa McAuliffe (American Astronaut)

Those who join the Carmelite Order are not lost to their near and dear ones, but have been won for them, because it is our vocation to intercede to God for everyone.

-- Edith Stein (German Saint)

When a man's willing and eager the god's join in.

-- Aeschylus (Greek Poet)

I came to join the Experience by going for an audition for Eric Burdon who was just forming the New Animals at that point, after the original Animals had broken up.

-- Noel Redding (English Musician)

Join the union, girls, and together say Equal Pay for Equal Work.

-- Susan B. Anthony (American Activist)

If the Soviet Union let another political party come into existence, they would still be a one-party state, because everybody would join the other party.

-- Ronald Reagan (American President)

Artists have really never had any representation on Capitol Hill, because it's not the nature of the artist to join together and make a unified presence. Those days kind of died in the '60s.

-- Sheryl Crow (American Musician)

I have just come out of an electoral experience with the people of my country in which I invited them to join me in a partnership for governance.

-- Perry Christie (Bahamian Statesman)

). 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)

I was the first guy to join the band with Hendrix.

-- Noel Redding (English Musician)

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

-- Ron Reagan (American Journalist)

If you're sick and tired of the politics of cynicism and polls and principles, come and join this campaign.

-- George W. Bush (American President)

All nature's creatures join to express nature's purpose. Somewhere in their mounting and mating, rutting and butting is the very secret of nature itself.

-- Graham Swift (British Author)

I wanted to join the Army the sign said 'Be All That You Can Be', they told me it wasn't enough.

-- Jay London (American Comedian)

I felt that if we, as the Met, were not intervening once one person starts digging up Parliament Square, then someone else is going to join in and you have a spiral.

-- Michael Todd (American Producer)

I've reached out to other mayors throughout the United States to form an Olympic Task Force of Mayors, and to community leaders, Congress, and businesspeople. As thousands of people around the country join the movement, it gets more and more exciting.

-- Richard M. Daley (American Politician)

We also have a real opportunity to join NATO.

-- Eduard Shevardnadze ( Politician)

We must join with the tens of millions all over the world who see in peace our most sacred responsibility.

-- Paul Robeson (American Actor)

When I left Barcelona, staying in Spain was an important factor in my decision to join Madrid. I did not have to change country or learn a new language, adopt a different sort of lifestyle, and so on.

-- Luis Figo (Portuguese Athlete)

Memory that yearns to join the centre, a limb remembering the body from which it has been severed, like those bamboo thighs of the god.

-- Derek Walcott (Trinidadian Playwright)

In the summer of 1965 I was invited to join Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and returned to academic life as professor with the added responsibility of becoming also Department Chairman.

-- George Andrew Olah (American Scientist)

I think it's very clear that the American people are frustrated with this move toward socialism. And so whether you're back or white, if you believe that the conservative construct is in the best interest of our future, than you too would be voting with Republicans, and if you had the opportunity to run you'd join us as well.

-- Tim Scott (American Politician)

Group conformity scares the pants off me because it's so often a prelude to cruelty towards anyone who doesn't want to - or can't - join the Big Parade.

-- Bette Midler (American Actress)

Old hands soil, it seems, whatever they caress, but they too have their beauty when they are joined in prayer. Young hands were made for caresses and the sheathing of love. It is a pity to make them join too soon.

-- Andre Gide (French Novelist)

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)

So the whole of war, when you look at it is probably run by professional soldiers, and the rest of them are just recruits, or people who are just forced to join the army.

-- Gerald Scarfe (British Artist)

The Party of the Regions has won a convincing victory. We are ready to undertake responsibility for forming the Cabinet and we are calling on everyone to join us.

-- Viktor Yanukovych (Ukrainian Statesman)

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)

In all, dozens upon dozens of groups and organizations have prioritized stopping the killing in Darfur before there is no one left to be killed. It is high time that we, the U.S. Congress, join our name to that list.

-- Kendrick Meek (American Politician)

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)

The reality is that no one can be forced to join a union against their will, and a union cannot take action against those who decide not to join their union.

-- Dan Lipinski (American Politician)

Someone said that life is a party. You join in after it's started and leave before it's finished.

-- Elsa Maxwell (American Writer)

There is always a secret irritation about a laugh into which we cannot join.

-- Agnes Repplier (American Writer)


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