[ yoo-nahy-tid ]
/ yuˈnaɪ tɪd /


made into or caused to act as a single entity: a united front.
formed or produced by the uniting of things or persons: a united effort.
agreed; in harmony.

Origin of united

First recorded in 1545–55; unite1 + -ed2
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Definition for united (2 of 2)


[ yoo-nahyt ]
/ yuˈnaɪt /

verb (used with object), u·nit·ed, u·nit·ing.

verb (used without object), u·nit·ed, u·nit·ing.

Origin of unite

1400–50; late Middle English uniten < Latin ūnītus, past participle of ūnīre to join together, unite, equivalent to ūn(us) one + -ītus -ite1
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Can be confusedunite untie
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British Dictionary definitions for united (1 of 3)


/ (juːˈnaɪtɪd) /


produced by two or more persons or things in combination or from their union or amalgamationa united effort
in agreement
in association or alliance
Derived Formsunitedly, adverbunitedness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for united (2 of 3)


/ (juːˈnaɪt) /


to make or become an integrated whole or a unity; combine
to join, unify or be unified in purpose, action, beliefs, etc
to enter or cause to enter into an association or alliance
to adhere or cause to adhere; fuse
(tr) to possess or display (qualities) in combination or at the same timehe united charm with severity
archaic to join or become joined in marriage
Derived Formsuniter, noun

Word Origin for unite

C15: from Late Latin ūnīre, from ūnus one

British Dictionary definitions for united (3 of 3)


/ (ˈjuːnaɪt, juːˈnaɪt) /


an English gold coin minted in the Stuart period, originally worth 20 shillings

Word Origin for unite

C17: from obsolete unite joined, alluding to the union of England and Scotland (1603)
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Word Origin and History for united



early 15c., from Latin unitus, past participle of unire "to unite," from unus "one" (see one). Related: United; uniting.

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