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
Yet we keep doing the cleanses, buying the meal replacement bars, and joining Weight Watchers.
This Oath Keeper was there for the protest, which had yet to materialize, and had a few friends joining him, he told me.
The United States is rather low on the list, with around 70 citizens being suspected of joining the fight in Syria.What the U.S. Can Learn from Europe About Dealing with Terrorists | Scott Beauchamp | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
You have mentioned in interview that Dale Eaglesham and Ken Lashley are joining you on the new Secret Six.Gail Simone’s Bisexual Catman and the ‘Secret Six’ | Rich Goldstein | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We reported a split in the ‘Caucasus Emirate’ with some insurgents joining ISIS.Fierce Fighting in Grozny Raises Specter of ISIS Influence in Russia | Anna Nemtsova | December 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On joining the earl, father and son met as if they had parted only the previous day.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
He made the practice common in England, and the Austin Company adopted it on his joining them in this country.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
The exercise of confessing the name of God, corresponds to that of joining to him in a perpetual covenant.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
Hence, we leave him at this point, joining heartily in the best wishes and the compliments bestowed upon him by his friends.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
He had laid in huge supplies, and built a bridge of wood two leagues long joining Haarburg and Hamburg.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
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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