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:


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

-- Al D'Amato (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 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)

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)

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)

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)

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 ( -)

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

-- Groucho Marx (American Comedian)

My fellow Minnesotans join me in mourning the loss of America's 40th President and celebrating the life of a man who personified both the greatness and goodness of America.

-- Jim Ramstad (American Politician)

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

-- Richard Murdoch (British Comedian)

Israel is no longer a people that dwells alone, and has to join the global journey toward peace, reconciliation and international cooperation.

-- Yitzhak Rabin (Israeli Statesman)

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

-- Nathan Bedford Forrest (American Soldier)

I'm not different for the sake of being different, only for the desperate sake of being myself. I can't join your gang: you'd think I was a phony and I'd know it.

-- Vivian Stanshall (English Musician)

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)

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)

I wanted to join the Army the sign said 'Be All That You Can Be', they told me it wasn't enough.

-- Jay London (American Comedian)

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

-- Joshua Homme (American Musician)

If I were a Palestinian of the right age, I'd eventually join one of the terrorist organizations.

-- Ehud Barak (Israeli Statesman)

I am firmly convinced that, in future years, China and India will join hands in playing a more active role in maintaining peace and stability in the region and the world at large and make due contribution to the cause of human progress and development.

-- Li Peng (Chinese Public Servant)

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)

). 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 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)

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 the Soviet Union let another political party come into existence, they would still be a one-party state, because everybody would join the other party.

-- Ronald Reagan (American President)

Our willingness to acknowledge that we only see half the picture creates the conditions that make us more attractive to others. The more sincerely we acknowledge our need for their different insights and perspectives, the more they will be magnetized to join us.

-- Margaret J. Wheatley (American Writer)

Kosovo's destiny is clearly to join the European Union at some point.

-- Emma Bonino (Italian Politician)

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

-- Hans Frank (German Public Servant)

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)

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)

Although as a boy I had dreamed about going into space, I had completely forgotten about that until one day I received a call from an astronaut, who suggested that I should join the program.

-- David M. Brown (American Astronaut)

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

-- Tony Visconti (American Musician)

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

-- Paul Robeson (American Actor)

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)

In the summer of 1965 I was invited to join Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and returned to academic life as professor with the added responsibility of becoming also Department Chairman.

-- George Andrew Olah (American Scientist)

I thought to myself, Join the army. It's free. So I figured while I'm here I'll lose a few pounds.

-- John Candy (Canadian Comedian)


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