verb (used with object), com·bined, com·bin·ing.
verb (used without object), com·bined, com·bin·ing.
- combinatorial analysis,
- combinatorial topology,
- combine harvester,
- combined fat and carbohydrate-induced hyperlipemia,
- combined glaucoma,
- combined immunodeficiency
Origin of combine
Examples from the Web for combine
This is a testament to the fundamental human—and American—desire to combine place and possibility.
Combine the beans and onion sauce in a 9x9-inch casserole dish and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole|Carla Hall|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Combine the cold butter and flour in the bowl of a food processor.
Add chocolate and butter to the bowl and melt, stirring to combine.
Then they would go to a hotel afterwards and combine the parts they had remembered in one sketch.
Of attempts, however, to combine general and intellectual education with practical training and handicrafts we have few examples.Black and White|Timothy Thomas Fortune
The design of this operation is to combine with the Fixed Alkali all the saline acrid parts of the quick-lime.Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed.|Pierre Joseph Macquer
When they appear in a district, cattle-farmers have to combine to hunt them down and extirpate them.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)|William Delisle Hay
There is no oxygen to combine with the filament; so the lamp does not burn out.Common Science|Carleton W. Washburne
Thanks to the lawyer's generalship, things had been pushed through too quickly for them to combine.Two Knapsacks|John Campbell
Word Origin for combine
early 15c., from Middle French combiner (14c.), from Late Latin combinare "to unite, yoke together," from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + bini "two by two," adverb from bi- "twice" (see binary). Related: Combinative; combined; combining.
"machine that cuts, threshes and cleans grain" (short for combine harvester), 1857, from combine (v.).