Definition of


  1. (noun, group) a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets
  2. (noun, shape) the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
  3. (verb, contact) make contact or come together
  4. (verb, contact) cause to become joined or linked
  5. (verb, social) become part of; become a member of a group or organization
  6. (verb, social) come into the company of
  7. (verb, stative) be or become joined or united or linked
    Our paths joined
    The travelers linked up again at the airport

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Antonyms of Join


Origin of the word Join

  1. c.1300, from O.Fr. joindre, from L. jungere "to join, yoke," from PIE *yeug- "to join, unite" (see jugular). A joiner (late 14c.) was a craftsman who did lighter and more ornamental work than a carpenter. Join up "enlist in the army" is from 1916. Phrase if you can't beat them, join them is from 1953. Out of joint in the fig. sen… more

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