- a fabric of two kinds of yarn.
- a yarn of two or more fibers.
Origin of union
Synonyms for union
Antonyms for union
Related Words for unionclub, league, guild, federation, society, local, association, unison, commixture, conciliation, concord, tie-in, concurrence, accord, juncture, seam, amalgamation, intercourse, unanimity, unity
Examples from the Web for union
Contemporary Examples of union
In February, Slovakia will have a referendum on whether marriage should be defined as a union between a man and a woman.‘Only God’ Can Stop Gay Marriage
January 6, 2015
In his State of the Union address 50 years ago, LBJ laid out his vision for the Great Society.Thank Congress, Not LBJ for Great Society
Julian Zelizer, Scott Porch
January 4, 2015
Therefore, some Democrats are under pressure to take policy actions their union allies oppose.How Public Sector Unions Divide the Democrats
December 29, 2014
“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.
Historical Examples of union
I can show you people all right that won't ask to see your union card.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
With the Union my best and dearest earthly hopes are entwined.
As our population has expanded, the Union has been cemented and strengthened.
The mails, unless repelled, will continue to be furnished in all parts of the Union.
To those, however, who really love the Union may I not speak?
- 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
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
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.