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 place or line of joining; seam.
- join·a·ble, adjective
- mis·join, verb
- un·der·join, verb (used with object)
- un·join, verb
- un·join·a·ble, adjective
- well-joined, adjective
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How to use join in a sentence
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Not to be left behind, progressives in neighboring Wisconsin clamored to join the cutting edge of public health.
Lucas answered immediately when asked why he wanted to join the NYPD.
Already, 10 Republicans have declared they will vote for an alternative candidate and more seemed poised to join.
He then escaped from his detention and arrived on Tverskaya Avenue to join his supporters.
He remained as hopeful as ever that he would himself join the NYPD, whatever the danger.
If you have any thoughts of influencing me or my men to join the regular Confederate army, you may as well give up the idea.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
The children possessed themselves of the tent, and Mrs. Pontellier went over to join them.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
The rebellion spread to their district, and many of the natives on and about the estate were eager to join in the movement.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
She would not join the groups in their sports and bouts, but intoxicated with her newly conquered power, she swam out alone.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
He was yet ten miles away, and it would be impossible for him to join Guitar before morning.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
British Dictionary definitions for join
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
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
- See also join up
- joinable, adjective
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