[ tuh-geth-er ]
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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.

  1. into or in relationship, association, business, or agreement, etc., as two or more persons: to bring strangers together.

  2. taken or considered collectively or conjointly: This one cost more than all the others together.

  3. (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.

  4. at the same time; simultaneously: You cannot have both together.

  5. without intermission or interruption; continuously; uninterruptedly: for days together.

  6. in cooperation; with united action; conjointly: to undertake a task together.

  7. 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

First recorded before 900; late Middle English, variant of earlier togedere, togadere, Old English tōgædere; cognate with Old Frisian togadera; see origin at to, gather

confusables note For together

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How to use together in a sentence

  • Squinty could look out, but the slats were as close together as those in a chicken coop, and the little pig could not get out.

    Squinty the Comical Pig | Richard Barnum
  • And that was that if he and his wife were to ever live together again and be happy, the family were to be kept out of it.

    The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
  • On the upper part of the stem the whorls are very close together, but they are more widely separated at the lower portion.

    How to Know the Ferns | S. Leonard Bastin
  • Adequate conception of the extent, the variety, the excellence of the works of Art here heaped together is impossible.

    Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
  • There were two battalions, together about a thousand men; and they brought a field-piece with them.

British Dictionary definitions for together


/ (təˈɡɛðə) /

  1. with cooperation and interchange between constituent elements, members, etc: we worked together

  2. in or into contact or union with each other: to stick papers together

  1. in or into one place or assembly; with each other: the people are gathered together

  2. at the same time: we left school together

  3. considered collectively or jointly: all our wages put together couldn't buy that car

  4. continuously: working for eight hours together

  5. closely, cohesively, or compactly united or held: water will hold the dough together

  6. mutually or reciprocally: to multiply 7 and 8 together

  7. informal organized: to get things together

  8. together with in addition to

  1. slang self-possessed and well-organized; mentally and emotionally stable: she's a very together lady

Origin of together

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


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Other 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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