Definition of


  1. (verb, cognition) make a logical or causal connection
    colligate these facts
    I cannot relate these events at all
  2. (verb, communication) join for the purpose of communication
  3. (verb, communication) join by means of communication equipment
  4. (verb, contact) land on or hit solidly
  5. (verb, contact) connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
    Tie the ropes together
    Link arms
  6. (verb, contact) hit or play a ball successfully
  7. (verb, contact) plug into an outlet
    Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight
  8. (verb, social) establish communication with someone
  9. (verb, social) establish a rapport or relationship
  10. (verb, stative) be or become joined or united or linked
    Our paths joined
    The travelers linked up again at the airport
  11. (verb, stative) be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation
    The planes don't connect and you will have to wait for four hours

via WordNet, Princeton University

Antonyms of Connect


Origin of the word Connect

  1. 1670s, from L. connectere (see connection). Earlier was connex (1540s), from Fr. connexer, from L. *connexare, freq. of conectere (pp. stem connex-). A similar change took place in Fr., where connexer was superseded by connecter. Meaning "to establish a relationship" (with) is from 1881. Slang meaning "get in touch with" i… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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