Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

rejoin1

[ree-join] /riˈdʒɔɪn/
verb (used with object)
1.
to come again into the company of:
to rejoin a party after a brief absence.
2.
to join together again; reunite.
verb (used without object)
3.
to become joined together again.
Origin of rejoin1
1535-1545
First recorded in 1535-45; re- + join

rejoin2

[ri-join] /rɪˈdʒɔɪn/
verb (used with object)
1.
to say in answer; reply, especially to counterreply.
verb (used without object)
2.
to answer; reply, especially to counterreply.
3.
Law. to answer a plaintiff's replication.
Origin
1425-75; late Middle English rejoinen < Anglo-French rejoyner, variant of Middle French rejoindre, equivalent to re- re- + joindre to join
Synonyms
2. respond, retort.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for rejoined
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • "And that would be all the same as telling Alcibiades himself," rejoined Milza.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • "I am Eudora, the adopted daughter of Phidias," rejoined the maiden.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • "So much the more need that we enshrine her image in our own hearts," rejoined Plato.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • "In truth, my father, I wished to avoid the pain of parting," rejoined Philæmon.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • "I have heard that she remains at the house where Phidias died," rejoined Plato.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
British Dictionary definitions for rejoined

rejoin1

/riːˈdʒɔɪn/
verb
1.
to come again into company with (someone or something)
2.
(transitive) to put or join together again; reunite

rejoin2

/rɪˈdʒɔɪn/
verb (transitive)
1.
to say (something) in reply; answer, reply, or retort
2.
(law) to answer (a claimant's reply)
Word Origin
C15: from Old French rejoign-, stem of rejoindre; see re-, join
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for rejoined

rejoin

v.1

also re-join, 1520s, "unite again, unite after separation" (transitive), from re- "again" + join (v.). Meaning "join the company of again" is from 1610s. Related: Rejoined; rejoining.

rejoin

v.2

"to answer," mid-15c., legal term, from Middle French rejoin-, stem of rejoindre "to answer to a legal charge," from Old French re- "back" (see re-) + joindre "to join" (see join). General (non-legal) meaning first recorded 1630s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for rejoin

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for rejoined

16
19
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for rejoined