- a fabric of two kinds of yarn.
- a yarn of two or more fibers.
Origin of union
Definition for union (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for union
In February, Slovakia will have a referendum on whether marriage should be defined as a union between a man and a woman.
In his State of the Union address 50 years ago, LBJ laid out his vision for the Great Society.
Therefore, some Democrats are under pressure to take policy actions their union allies oppose.
“The union did not organize any official contingent to participate in the protests,” Kim said.
The union does not under any circumstance condone violence of any kind, including against police officers.
Seven States which passed ordinances of secession have been fully restored to their places in the Union.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant|James D. Richardson
May we all reach that union; may we deserve it; may we inhabit it for ever and ever.
In other forms the union of the grains by a calcareous or ferruginous cement necessitates the existence of distinct pylomes.
He had been twice married; his second union, with his niece Martina, was frequently made a matter of reproach to him.
Rara est adeo concordia form / Atque pudiciti—So rare is the union of beauty with modesty.
British Dictionary definitions for union (1 of 2)
- 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
British Dictionary definitions for union (2 of 2)
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
Word Origin and History 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.