the state of being connected: the connection between cause and effect. anything that connects; a connecting part; link; bond: an electrical connection.
association; relationship: the connection between crime and poverty; no connection with any other firm of the same name.
a circle of friends or associates or a member of such a circle.
association with or development of something observed, imagined, discussed, etc.: to make a connection between the smell of smoke and the presence of fire; I have a few thoughts in connection with your last remarks.
contextual relation; context, as of a word.
the meeting of trains, planes, etc., for transfer of passengers: There are good connections between buses in Chicago.
Often connections. a transfer by a passenger from one conveyance to another: to miss connections.
a specific vehicle, airplane, ship, etc., boarded in making connections: My connection for Hartford is the 10:58.
a relative, especially by marriage or distant blood relationship.
Slang. a person who sells drugs directly to addicts.
a source of supply for goods, material, etc., that is scarce, difficult, or illegal to obtain: a connection to obtain guns and ammunition for the rebels.
a group of persons who are connected, as by political or religious ties.
Usually connections. associates, relations, acquaintances, or friends, especially representing or having some influence or power: European connections; good connections in Congress.
a religious denomination: the Methodist connection.
a channel of communication: a bad telephone connection.