verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of join
Examples from the Web for join
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 headed west in 1860 for health reasons and to join the gold rush in Colorado.
Was I brave enough to join the venture and risk the after-part?The Haunts of Old Cockaigne|Alex Thompson
He was convinced that he ought to join them, and did so in spite of the ridicule of his rich and titled friends.The Story of American History|Albert F. Blaisdell
Cuchillo fearing that his victim might escape him, now wished more than ever that he should join the expedition.Wood Rangers|Mayne Reid
Young de Cressi can draw a bow; let him fight amongst the archers and have liberty to join the men-at-arms when the time comes.Red Eve|H. Rider Haggard
"I never quite understood what led you to join me," Grahame remarked.The Coast of Adventure|Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for join
- 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
Word Origin for join
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.