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/ dʒɔɪn /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)


Origin of join

1250–1300; Middle English joinen < Old French joign- (stem of joindre to join) < Latin jungere to yoke1, join


1 link, couple, fasten, attach; conjoin, combine; associate, consolidate, amalgamate. Join, connect, unite all imply bringing two or more things together more or less closely. Join may refer to a connection or association of any degree of closeness, but often implies direct contact: One joins the corners of a mortise together. Connect implies a joining as by a tie, link, or wire: One connects two batteries. Unite implies a close joining of two or more things, so as to form one: One unites layers of veneer sheets to form plywood.
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British Dictionary definitions for joined

/ (dʒɔɪn) /



See also join up

Derived forms of join

joinable, adjective

Word Origin for join

C13: from Old French joindre from Latin jungere to yoke
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