verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- johor baru,
- johore bahru,
- joie de vivre,
- join forces,
- join the club,
- join up,
Origin of join
Examples from the Web for joined
Lynch kept gazing straight ahead as De Blasio joined Bratton at the other end of the color guard.
Ava DuVernay, as New York magazine notes, has now joined their ranks.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Then the commercial weight loss behemoths Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig joined this crowded field.
They joined forces to form the rap supergroup Run the Jewels.The 10 Best Albums of 2014: Taylor Swift, Sia, Run the Jewels, and More|Marlow Stern|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fatima says they were initially happy when Ziad joined the army, but that feeling has utterly faded.
I heard the other day that he had acquired a motor-car, and joined a golf club.Upsidonia|Archibald Marshall
He joined the ladies before noon, and his newly awakened feeling of joy beamed upon them scarcely less radiantly than yesterday.Arachne, Complete|Georg Ebers
Adolphe joined his father in Paris and became, it was said, a worthless fellow.Eugenie Grandet|Honore de Balzac
The Pote finished his dishwashing and joined us, pulling on an old Tuxedo jacket.The Trail of '98|Robert W. Service
To-night she retired early, and George joined Ryanne's audience.The Carpet from Bagdad|Harold MacGrath
- 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
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.