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:


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)

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)

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)

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

-- Glenn Tipton (English Musician)

The magazine was being started by a company that had no experience in business magazine publishing. It was a little difficult to get people to sort of buy into it and to join the staff, but we did.

-- James Daly (American Actor)

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

-- Paul Robeson (American Actor)

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)

When a show has gotten as much attention as this one, everyone wants to join in with something to say.

-- Edie Falco (American Actress)

I address myself to the Communists, to those Communists who were prompted to join the Party by the progressive ideas of mankind and socialism, and not by selfish personal interests - let us represent our pure and just ideas by pure and just means.

-- Janos Kadar (Hungarian Statesman)

If Senator Kerry decides to join us for an hour, then we may only use one or two brief clips. And use the bulk of what he has to tell us as part of that program.

-- Mark E. Hyman (American Celebrity)

I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge that our foreign friends are welcome to join in our endeavor to develop the resources of our country.

-- Olusegun Obasanjo (Nigerian Statesman)

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)

Well, first of all, we now have everybody with the exception of India, Pakistan, and Israel, and I don't think these three countries are going to join by simply providing them an incentive, in terms of technology.

-- Mohamed ElBaradei (Egyptian Scientist)

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.

-- Alan Watts (English Philosopher)

We have now gone beyond 100 in number, and the desire to join seems rather to increase, though it was thought the foundations would retard it, it seems quite otherwise.

-- Catherine McAuley (Irish Clergyman)

Those allies who failed to join us will regret it. They're making a mistake.

-- Al D'Amato (American Politician)

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)

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)

In these momentous hours of our history we call on every Hungarian worker who is led by devotion to the people and the country to join our Party, the name of which is the Hungarian Socialist Workers Party.

-- Janos Kadar (Hungarian Statesman)

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.

-- Tony Robbins (American Author)

In fact, the best thing we could do on taxes for all Americans is to simplify the individual tax code. This will be a tough job, but members of both parties have expressed an interest in doing this, and I am prepared to join them.

-- Barack Obama (American President)

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

-- Matthew Prior (English Poet)

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)

While Slovakia did not make the first round of NATO membership, as various requirements and reforms are instituted, these actions will enhance the opportunities to join NATO.

-- John Mica (American Politician)

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

-- Beah Richards (American Actress)

I respectfully decline the invitation to join your hallucination.

-- Scott Adams (American Cartoonist)

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 ( -)

I was studying to be an architect, I wasn't plotting to join the movies. Films were just another career option. I took acting up with the same schoolgirl enthusiasm I had for examinations. Acting is a job and I take it very seriously.

-- Aishwarya Rai (Indian Actress)

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)

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

-- Agnes Repplier (American Writer)

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)

Any idealist who tries to join the Peace Corps must realize he is not going to change the world overnight.

-- Sargent Shriver (American Politician)

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)

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)

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 -)


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