Hypertext Webster Gateway: "United"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

United \U*nit"ed\, a.
Combined; joined; made one.

{United Brethren}. (Eccl.) See {Moravian}, n.

{United flowers} (Bot.), flowers which have the stamens and
pistils in the same flower.

{The United Kingdom}, Great Britain and Ireland; -- so named
since January 1, 1801, when the Legislative Union went
into operation.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Unite \U*nite"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {United}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Uniting}.] [L. unitus, p. p. of unire to unite, from unus
one. See {One}.]
1. To put together so as to make one; to join, as two or more
constituents, to form a whole; to combine; to connect; to
join; to cause to adhere; as, to unite bricks by mortar;
to unite iron bars by welding; to unite two armies.

2. Hence, to join by a legal or moral bond, as families by
marriage, nations by treaty, men by opinions; to join in
interest, affection, fellowship, or the like; to cause to
agree; to harmonize; to associate; to attach.

Under his great vicegerent reign abide, United as
one individual soul. --Milton.

The king proposed nothing more than to unite his
kingdom in one form of worship. --Clarendon.

Syn: To add; join; annex; attach. See {Add}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: characterized by unity; being or joined into a single
entity; "presented a united front"; "The United States
of America" [ant: {divided}]
2: involving the joint activity of two or more; "the attack was
met by the combined strength of two divisions"; "concerted
action"; "the conjunct influence of fire and strong
dring"; "the conjunctive focus of political opposition";
"a cooperative effort"; "a united effort"; "joint military
activities" [syn: {combined}, {concerted}, {conjunct}, {conjunctive},
3: of or relating to two people who are married to each other
[syn: {joined}]

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