- to bring in contact, connect, or bring or put together: to join hands; to join pages with a staple.
- to come into contact or union with: The brook joins the river.
- to bring together in a particular relation or for a specific purpose, action, etc.; unite: to join forces against the smugglers.
- to become a member of (an organization, party, etc.): to join a club.
- to enlist in (one of the armed forces): to join the Navy.
- to come into the company of; meet or accompany: I'll join you later.
- to participate with (someone) in some act or activity: My wife joins me in thanking you for the gift.
- to unite in marriage.
- to meet or engage in (battle, conflict, etc.): The opposing armies joined battle.
- to adjoin; meet: His land joins mine.
- to draw a curve or straight line between: to join two points on a graph.
- to come into or be in contact or connection: a place where cliffs and sea join.
- to become united, associated, or combined; associate or ally oneself; participate (usually followed by with): Please join with us in our campaign.
- to take part with others (often followed by in): Let's all join in.
- to be contiguous or close; lie or come together; form a junction: Our farms join along the river.
- to enlist in one of the armed forces (often followed by up): He joined up to fight for his country.
- to meet in battle or conflict.
- a joining.
- a place or line of joining; seam.
- Mathematics. union(def 10a).
Origin of join
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Examples from the Web for join
Not to be left behind, progressives in neighboring Wisconsin clamored to join the cutting edge of public health.Anti-Fluoriders Are The OG Anti-Vaxxers
July 27, 2016
Lucas answered immediately when asked why he wanted to join the NYPD.Shot Down During the NYPD Slowdown
January 7, 2015
Already, 10 Republicans have declared they will vote for an alternative candidate and more seemed poised to join.Kamikaze Congress Prepares to Strike Boehner
January 6, 2015
He then escaped from his detention and arrived on Tverskaya Avenue to join his supporters.Russia’s Rebel In Chief Escapes House Arrest
December 30, 2014
He headed west in 1860 for health reasons and to join the gold rush in Colorado.My Love Letter to the Stetson
December 24, 2014
The brothers must be on the watch, and ready to join her at a moment's warning.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
But if I join to you, I'll have to meet him sooner or later.
He is having a feast of Marennes and he asks me to join him.Ballads of a Bohemian
Robert W. Service
When the news had spread, others came to join him, and he could not refuse.
He next whispered to him, and (as Dicky says) invited him to join them.
- to come or bring together; connect
- to become a member of (a club, organization, etc)
- (intr often foll by with) to become associated or allied
- (intr usually foll by in) to take part
- (tr) to meet (someone) as a companion
- (tr) to become part of; take a place in or with
- (tr) to unite (two people) in marriage
- (tr) geometry to connect with a straight line or a curve
- (tr) an informal word for adjoin
- join battle to start fighting
- join duty Indian to report for work after a period of leave or a strike
- join hands
- to hold one's own hands together
- (of two people) to hold each other's hands
- (usually foll by with)to work together in an enterprise or task
- a joint; seam
- the act of joining
- maths another name for union (def. 9)
Word Origin and History for join
c.1300, from stem of Old French joindre "join, connect, unite; have sexual intercourse with" (12c.), from Latin iungere "to join together, unite, yoke," from PIE *yeug- "to join, unite" (see jugular). Related: Joined; joining. In Middle English, join sometimes is short for enjoin. Join up "enlist in the army" is from 1916. Phrase if you can't beat them, join them is from 1953.