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[n] harvester that heads and threshes and cleans grain while moving across the field
[n] an occurrence that results in things being united
[n] a consortium of companies formed to limit competition; "they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly"
[v] put or add together; "combine resources"
[v] mix together different elements; "The colors blend well"; "fuse the clutter of detail into a rich narrative"--A. Schlesinger
[v] gather in a mass, sum, or whole
[v] combine so as to form a whole; mix; "compound the ingredients"
[v] add together, as of resources
[v] join for a common purpose or in a common action; "These forces combined with others"
[v] have or possess in combination; "she unites charm with a good business sense"

Misc. Definitions

\Com*bine"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Combined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Combining}.] [LL. combinare, combinatum; L. com- + binus, pl. bini, two and two, double: cf. F. combiner. See {Binary}.]
1. To unite or join; to link closely together; to bring into harmonious union; to cause or unite so as to form a homogeneous substance, as by chemical union. So fitly them in pairs thou hast combined. --Milton. Friendship is the cement which really combines mankind. --Dr. H. More. And all combined, save what thou must combine By holy marriage. --Shak. Earthly sounds, though sweet and well combined. --Cowper.
2. To bind; to hold by a moral tie. [Obs.] I am combined by a sacred vow. --Shak.
\Com*bine"\, v. i.
1. To form a union; to agree; to coalesce; to confederate. You with your foes combine, And seem your own destruction to design --Dryden. So sweet did harp and voice combine. --Sir W. Scott.
2. To unite by affinity or natural attraction; as, two substances, which will not combine of themselves, may be made to combine by the intervention of a third.
3. (Card Playing) In the game of casino, to play a card which will take two or more cards whose aggregate number of pips equals those of the card played. {Combining weight} (Chem.), that proportional weight, usually referred to hydrogen as a standard, and for each element fixed and exact, by which an element unites with another to form a distinct compound. The combining weights either are identical with, or are multiples or submultiples of, the atomic weight. See {Atomic weight}, under {Atomic}, a.

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