- a fabric of two kinds of yarn.
- a yarn of two or more fibers.
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noun the Union
- the union of England and Wales from 1543
- the union of the English and Scottish crowns (1603–1707)
- the union of England and Scotland from 1707
- the political union of Great Britain and Ireland (1801–1920)
- the union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1920
- the United States of America
- the northern states of the US during the Civil War
- (as modifier)Union supporters
- an association of students at a university or college formed to look after the students' interests, provide facilities for recreation, etc
- the building or buildings housing the facilities of such an organization
- a number of parishes united for the administration of poor relief
- a workhouse supported by such a combination
Word Origin for union
early 15c., "action of joining one thing to another," from Old French union (12c.), from Late Latin unionem (nominative unio) "oneness, unity, a uniting," also in Latin meaning "a single pearl or onion," from unus "one," from PIE *oinos (see one).
Sense of "action of uniting into one political body" is attested from 1540s. Meaning "group of people or states" is from 1650s. Short for trade union, it is recorded from 1833. U.S. political sense is attested from 1775; used especially during the Civil War, in reference to the remainder of the United States after the Southern secession.