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:


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)

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

-- Alexander Pope (English Poet)

I was a new devotee of Eastern mysticism and even though I did not join that particular group, I could well have done. They seemed a bit extreme but I regarded myself as not quite ready.

-- Mary Garden ( -)

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

-- Peggy Lee (American Musician)

This is the big one! You hear that, Elizabeth? I'm coming to join ya, honey!

-- Redd Foxx (American Actor)

I got this call that they wanted me to join this cast. They called it a family show, and it thought that it would be similar to all family shows. I wasn't sure about this until I watched some tapes, and was amazed.

-- Tony Danza (American Actor)

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

-- Anne Campbell (English Politician)

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)

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'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)

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)

We also have a real opportunity to join NATO.

-- Eduard Shevardnadze ( 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)

Also, if I did join another show, I'd end up burning my bridges to the show I love most.

-- Michael Storm (American Actor)

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)

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)

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)

Existence is a party. You join after its started and you leave before its finished.

-- Elsa Maxwell (American Writer)

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.

-- John Lennon (English Musician)

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)

In view of China's growing military strength and intentions, the best way to safeguard Asia's permanent peace and prosperity is to have all Asian countries join forces with other democratic countries in the world to form a global community of democracies.

-- Jim Costa (American Politician)

I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.

-- Groucho Marx (American Comedian)

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

-- Hans Frank (German Public Servant)

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

-- Liz Smith (American Journalist)

House and Senate Republicans are now united in adopting earmark bans. We hope President Obama will follow through on his support for an earmark ban by pressing Democratic leaders to join House and Senate Republicans in taking this critical step to restore public trust.

-- John Boehner (American Politician)

Get off your butt and join the Marines!

-- John Wayne (American Actor)

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

-- Sydney Smith (English Clergyman)

It's so easy for a kid to join a gang, to do drugs... we should make it that easy to be involved in football and academics.

-- Snoop Dogg (American Musician)

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 have a mind to join a club and beat you over the head with it.

-- Groucho Marx (American Comedian)

Mick says, Would you join the band? I say to him, Mick, you know I'd be there in a New York minute.

-- Ron Wood (British Musician)

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

-- Edie Falco (American Actress)

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)


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