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[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"


disjoin, disjoint

Misc. Definitions

\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.
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. 1
4. 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.

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