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:


The metropolis reveals itself as one of those great historical formations in which opposing streams which enclose life unfold, as well as join one another with equal right.

-- Georg Simmel (German Sociologist)

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)

This is going to sound really funny. I have a poster of Zac Efron on my wall! I think every girl has a poster of him in their room so, why not join the club!

-- Vanessa Hudgens (American Actress)

In its entirety, probably, it follows us at every instant; all that we have felt, thought and willed from our earliest infancy is there, leaning over the present which is about to join it, pressing against the portals of consciousness that would fain leave it outside.

-- Henri Bergson (French Scientist)

Write a lot. And finish what you write. Don't join writer's clubs and go sit around having coffee reading pieces of your manuscript to people. Write it. Finish it. I set those rules up years ago, and nothing's changed.

-- Jerry Pournelle (American Journalist)

Latinos must be proud. We have the same rights in the U.S. as anybody else. Instead of crying and getting upset about visa problems and having our families come join us, go fight for your rights. Make yourself a productive individual in the society.

-- Patricia Velazquez ( Actress)

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)

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)

Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.

-- Dwight D. Eisenhower (American President)

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

-- Beah Richards (American Actress)

). 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)

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)

What I can't quite see at this stage is that the evidence, even to the president, seems to be that clear. And if it is that clear, I can't understand why we are not capable of convincing our closest allies that given that evidence, they ought to join us in this effort.

-- Lawrence Eagleburger (American Diplomat)

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)

We all join the President in applauding the sacrifices made by our brave men and women in uniform. But we must continue to provide them the tools they need to accomplish the difficult tasks they face.

-- Dick Durbin (American Politician)

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

-- Aeschylus (Greek Poet)

When you get to the top, stay there and make sure other women join you.

-- Maureen Reagan (American Celebrity)

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

-- Matthew Prior (English Poet)

I don't know how many times I can sit there and talk about my character or my life. It's interesting to talk about experiences in the context of something you're doing for somebody else, and particularly if you can persuade others to join you in your support.

-- Wendie Malick (American Actress)

It's clear to me now that we've got to reach out to the Arab Sunni community in particular in an effort to cause some moderate political activity to take place so they join the future of Iraq.

-- John Abizaid (American Soldier)

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)

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

-- Ron Reagan (American Journalist)

I've got no respect for any young man who won't join the colors.

-- Nathan Bedford Forrest (American Soldier)

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

-- Joshua Homme (American Musician)

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 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)

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)

Let there be great enthusiasm for the plan throughout the entire republic that will overcome all obstacles. Let us join together to realize the Five Year Plan and bring our economy and our own living standards to previously unknown heights.

-- Walter Ulbricht (German 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)

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)

Several other aerospace and defense firms have announced plans to build facilities in north Mississippi in recent weeks. They join an impressive group of high-tech companies already doing business in our region.

-- Roger Wicker (American Politician)

I went to watch Pavarotti once. He doesn't like it when you join in.

-- Mick Miller ( -)

As the 29th state to join the United States of America, it is our turn to show the nation what represents Iowa. Our commitment to quality education, hard work, and small-town values are all represented in the Iowa quarter.

-- Leonard Boswell (American Politician)

You can't beat The Beatles, you join 'em.

-- Peggy Lee (American Musician)

I left Scotland when I was 16 because I had no qualifications for anything but to join the Navy, having left school at 13.

-- Sean Connery (Scottish Actor)


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