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:


Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use.

-- Alexander Pope (English Poet)

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)

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)

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)

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

-- Edie Falco (American Actress)

We're competing against other great cities: Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo. That's why it's important that we all join together on the final path to Copenhagen. Having the support of President Obama is key.

-- Richard M. Daley (American Politician)

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)

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)

When I joined the Communist movement in 1935 it was based upon the belief that mankind's future was to be found there. Certainly, millions who joined it the world over, like myself, didn't join it for profit.

-- Albert Maltz (American Author)

). 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)

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)

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)

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)

If you join government, calmly make your contribution and move on. Don't go along to get along; do your best and when you have to - and you will - leave, and be something else.

-- Peggy Noonan (American Writer)

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)

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)

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)

I respectfully decline the invitation to join your hallucination.

-- Scott Adams (American Cartoonist)

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)

I hope lots of people will join the solidarity march on May 7th and I hope things will change.

-- Anne Campbell (English Politician)

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)

If you can get a teen leader in each sector of a student population, you can pull people in. Everybody wants to get involved, but most are too afraid. When they see a person they think is cool leading it, they're first to join.

-- Andrew Shue (American Actor)

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)

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

-- Peggy Lee (American Musician)

Experience join'd with common sense, To mortals is a providence.

-- Matthew Green (British Poet)

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)

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

-- Tony Visconti (American Musician)

Why by a book when you can join a library.

-- Ricky Gervais (English Writer)

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)

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)

Meanwhile, people have to join us and fight back against the federal government that has dropped the ball, that is in bed with these energy companies, that wants them to make more money than they've made before.

-- Gray Davis (American Politician)

Not to discontinue our allegiance, in this case, would be to join with the sovereign in promoting the slavery and misery of that society, the welfare of which, we ourselves, as well as our sovereign, are indispensably obliged to secure and promote, as far as in us lies.

-- Jonathan Mayhew (American Clergyman)

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 there are those that you wield and those that you join.

-- Richard Murdoch (British Comedian)

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)


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