- united, joined, or linked.
- having a connection.
- joined together in sequence; linked coherently: connected ideas.
- related by family ties.
- having social or professional relationships, especially with influential or powerful persons.
- Mathematics. pertaining to a set for which no cover exists, consisting of two open sets whose intersections with the given set are disjoint and nonempty.
Origin of connected
- to join, link, or fasten together; unite or bind: to connect the two cities by a bridge; Communication satellites connect the local stations into a network.
- to establish communication between; put in communication: Operator, will you please connect me with Mr. Jones?
- to have as an accompanying or associated feature: pleasures connected with music.
- to cause to be associated, as in a personal or business relationship: to connect oneself with a group of like-minded persons; Our bank is connected with major foreign banks.
- to associate mentally or emotionally: She connects all telegrams with bad news.
- to link to an electrical or communications system; hook up: to connect a telephone.
- to become connected; join or unite: These two parts connect at the sides.
- (of trains, buses, etc.) to run so as to make connections (often followed by with): This bus connects with a northbound bus.
- Informal. to have or establish successful communication; make contact: I connected with two new clients today.
- Informal. to relate to or be in harmony with another person, one's work, etc.: We knew each other well but never connected.
- Slang. (of an addict or drug dealer) to make direct contact for the illegal sale or purchase of narcotics.
- Sports. to hit successfully or solidly: The batter connected for a home run. The boxer connected with a right.
Origin of connect
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Examples from the Web for connected
Several times, either because they forgot or they had a technical problem, they connected directly, and we could see them.Was Sony Hit With a Second Hack?
January 8, 2015
His mature wit and poetic style drew in those around him and we connected instantly.Cuban Hip-Hop Was Born in Alamar
December 26, 2014
I always loved monster movies because I identified with the monster and connected with it.
So that time, and growing up in that environment, connected me to those films.
The sky is not the limit; beliefs still must be sincere and connected to some for-real source.In Florida, ’Tis The Season for Satan
December 7, 2014
Connected with this subject is the character of the currency.
The movements of a great nation are connected in all their parts.
No measure with which his name has since been connected has done him more credit.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
Their sole experience of prayer was connected with the South End Mission.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
Whatever it was it was connected with horse racing, and he felt sure that he hadn't done it.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
- joined or linked together
- (of speech) coherent and intelligible
- logic maths (of a relation) such that either it or its converse holds between any two members of its domain
- to link or be linked together; join; fasten
- (tr) to relate or associateI connect him with my childhood
- (tr) to establish telephone communications with or between
- (intr) to be meaningful or meaningfully related
- (intr) (of two public vehicles, such as trains or buses) to have the arrival of one timed to occur just before the departure of the other, for the convenient transfer of passengers
- (intr) informal to hit, punch, kick, etc, solidly
- (intr) US and Canadian informal to be successful
- (intr) slang to find a source of drugs, esp illegal drugs
Word Origin and History for connected
mid-15c., from Latin conectere "join together" (see connection). Displaced 16c. by connex (1540s), from Middle French connexer, from Latin *connexare, a supposed frequentative of conectere (past participle stem connex-). Connect was re-established 1670s.
A similar change took place in French, where connexer was superseded by connecter. Meaning "to establish a relationship" (with) is from 1881. Slang meaning "get in touch with" is attested by 1926, from telephone connections. Meaning "awaken meaningful emotions, establish rapport" is from 1942. Of a hit or blow, "to reach the target," from c.1920. Related: Connected; connecting; connectedness.
- To join or fasten together.
- To become joined or united.