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
Related formsu·nit·ed·ly, adverbu·nit·ed·ness, nounnon·u·nit·ed, adjectiveun·u·nit·ed, adjectivewell-u·nit·ed, adjective



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

to join, combine, or incorporate so as to form a single whole or unit.
to cause to adhere: to unite two pieces of wood with glue.
to cause to be in a state of mutual sympathy, or to have a common opinion or attitude.
to have or exhibit in union or combination: a person who unites generosity and forgiveness.
to join in marriage.

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

to become joined together or combined so as to form a single whole.
to act in concert or agreement.
to share a common opinion, attitude, etc.
to be joined by or as if by adhesion.

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
Related formsu·nit·a·ble, u·nite·a·ble, adjectiveu·nit·er, nounnon·u·nit·a·ble, adjectivenon·u·nite·a·ble, adjectivenon·u·nit·ing, adjectiveun·u·nit·a·ble, adjectiveun·u·nit·ing, adjective
Can be confusedunite untie

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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




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




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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