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:


Everybody that you could name would join in our audiences from, Laguardia on down. Everybody came. Everybody came to the Cotton Club.

-- Cab Calloway (American Musician)

Do not join encounter groups. If you enjoy being made to feel inadequate, call your mother.

-- Liz Smith (American Journalist)

I had repeatedly made written requests to the Fuehrer that I might be allowed to join the Wehrmacht as an ordinary soldier. He refused to give me this permission.

-- Fritz Sauckel (German Soldier)

That is why we are working with these various groups that have volunteers. We can get a lot of these things done. Nobody has dropped out, and a lot of people would like to join. We now know what each other does.

-- C. Everett Koop (American Public Servant)

The family ties between hundreds of thousands of German families and their American relatives led many to think that America would never join a second war against Germany.

-- Julius Streicher ( Soldier)

I've been in show business for 50, no, 60 years. I was approached in school to join a variety act.

-- Kenny Baker (British Actor)

We didn't think he would play on Sunday because he was suspended - that makes me think he has all the qualities to join Arsenal!

-- Arsene Wenger (French Coach)

Paul persuaded me to join the band. I would never have had the courage otherwise. It was fun at the beginning. We were playing just for fun, with Paul's group.

-- Linda McCartney (American Photographer)

Well, what I try to do is throw as much mud on the wall as I possibly can and just see what sticks, what shines as quirky or more interesting that the others, and I try to cling onto that one, somehow join a link from there to there.

-- Guy Ritchie (British Director)

Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA - ordinary citizens don't need guns, as their having guns doesn't serve the State.

-- Heinrich Himmler (German Soldier)

Marc Bolan had inspired so many people to pick up a guitar and join a band.

-- Tony Visconti (American Musician)

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)

Does the imam have a legal right to build the mosque at Ground Zero? The answer is yes. But is it the right thing to do? The answer is no. And most Americans, and most moderate Muslims, join with me in that call.

-- Kilari Anand Paul (American -)

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)

We fully expect our competitors to join us in embracing open standards with their next redesigns.

-- Mike Davidson ( -)

Never talk for half a minute without pausing and giving others a chance to join in.

-- Sydney Smith (English Clergyman)

In the Peace Corps, the volunteer must be a fully developed, mature person. He must not join to run abroad or escape problems.

-- Sargent Shriver (American Politician)

Jack Kennedy always said to me, Hedy, get involved. That's the secret of life. Try everything. Join everything. Meet everybody.

-- Hedy Lamarr (Austrian Actress)

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)

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)

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 want everyone in the Republican party who opposed me to know this: you are welcome to join this people's crusade. Come aboard. You are both welcome and needed. If we unite, we'll win - and we'll rebuild New York.

-- Carl Paladino (American Politician)

This week I was proud to join with my colleagues to help pass two important, common-sense pieces of legislation that will limit the frivolous lawsuits by trial attorneys and personal injury lawyers that clog our courts and hurt our small businesses.

-- Bob Ney (American Politician)

Facing inward, join hands so as to form a small circle. Then, without moving from their places they sing the opening song, according to previous agreement, in a soft undertone.

-- James Mooney (American Scientist)

I've found that when you roll up your sleeves and join people in their daily work, they tend to open up quite a bit and let you know what they really think about the issues facing our country and what kind of job they think the government is doing.

-- Bob Beauprez (American Politician)

The system adopted in the Latin American instrument proves that, although no state can obligate another to join such a zone, neither can one prevent others wishing to do so from adhering to a regime of total absence of nuclear weapons within their own territories.

-- Alfonso G. Robles ( -)

Parents are like shuttles on a loom. They join the threads of the past with threads of the future and leave their own bright patterns as they go.

-- Fred Rogers (American Celebrity)

When you are in the family... you have more rights than when you are asking to join and knocking on the door.

-- Jacques Chirac (French Statesman)

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)

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

-- Susan B. Anthony (American Activist)

Wayne Downing is also a great leader, has served our nation very well, and I think it's great that he's coming back to join a very capable administration already of dealing with this problem, and it will just strengthen that team.

-- Hugh Shelton (American Soldier)

On 24 August 1939, as an officer in the reserve, I had to join my regiment in Potsdam.

-- Hans Frank (German Public Servant)

Shortly after that, we got management problems over in England, and Judas Priest asked me to join.

-- Glenn Tipton (English Musician)

This is a Solo Flight, but I want aviation enthusiasts and adventurers everywhere to join me in the endeavour.

-- Steve Fossett (American Aviator)

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)


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