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  1. into or in one gathering, company, mass, place, or body: to call the people together.
  2. into or in union, proximity, contact, or collision, as two or more things: to sew things together.
  3. into or in relationship, association, business, or agreement, etc., as two or more persons: to bring strangers together.
  4. taken or considered collectively or conjointly: This one cost more than all the others together.
  5. (of a single thing) into or in a condition of unity, compactness, or coherence: to squeeze a thing together; The argument does not hold together well.
  6. at the same time; simultaneously: You cannot have both together.
  7. without intermission or interruption; continuously; uninterruptedly: for days together.
  8. in cooperation; with united action; conjointly: to undertake a task together.
  9. with mutual action; mutually; reciprocally: to confer together; to multiply two numbers together.
  1. Slang. mentally and emotionally stable and well organized: a together person.

Origin of together

before 900; late Middle English, variant of earlier togedere, togadere, Old English tōgædere; cognate with Old Frisian togadera. See to, gather

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  1. with cooperation and interchange between constituent elements, members, etcwe worked together
  2. in or into contact or union with each otherto stick papers together
  3. in or into one place or assembly; with each otherthe people are gathered together
  4. at the same timewe left school together
  5. considered collectively or jointlyall our wages put together couldn't buy that car
  6. continuouslyworking for eight hours together
  7. closely, cohesively, or compactly united or heldwater will hold the dough together
  8. mutually or reciprocallyto multiply 7 and 8 together
  9. informal organizedto get things together
  10. together with in addition to
  1. slang self-possessed and well-organized; mentally and emotionally stableshe's a very together lady

Word Origin for together

Old English tōgædre; related to Old Frisian togadera, Middle High German gater; see gather


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Word Origin and History for together

Old English togædere, from to (see to) + gædere "together" (adv.), apparently a variant of the adverb geador "together," related to gadrian (see gather).

German cognate zusammen substitutes second element with Old High German verbal cognate of English same (Old English also had tosamne "together"). Adjective meaning "self-assured, free of emotional difficulties" is first recorded 1966.

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Idioms and Phrases with together


In addition to the idiom beginning with together

  • together with

also see:

  • get one's act together
  • get together
  • go together
  • hang together
  • keep body and soul together
  • knock together
  • live together
  • piece together
  • pull oneself together
  • pull together
  • put our heads together
  • put together
  • put two and two together
  • scare up (scrape together)
  • stick together
  • string together
  • throw together
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