together

[tuh-geth-er]

adverb

adjective

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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together

adverb

with cooperation and interchange between constituent elements, members, etcwe worked together
in or into contact or union with each otherto stick papers together
in or into one place or assembly; with each otherthe people are gathered together
at the same timewe left school together
considered collectively or jointlyall our wages put together couldn't buy that car
continuouslyworking for eight hours together
closely, cohesively, or compactly united or heldwater will hold the dough together
mutually or reciprocallyto multiply 7 and 8 together
informal organizedto get things together
together with in addition to

adjective

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

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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