Hypertext Webster Gateway: "join"

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

Join \Join\ (join), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Joined}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Joining}.] [OE. joinen, joignen, F. joindre, fr. L.
jungere to yoke, bind together, join; akin to jugum yoke. See
{Yoke}, and cf. {Conjugal}, {Junction}, {Junta}.]
1. To bring together, literally or figuratively; to place in
contact; to connect; to couple; to unite; to combine; to
associate; to add; to append.

Woe unto them that join house to house. --Is. v. 8.

Held up his left hand, which did flame and burn Like
twenty torches joined. --Shak.

Thy tuneful voice with numbers join. --Dryden.

2. To associate one's self to; to be or become connected
with; to league one's self with; to unite with; as, to
join a party; to join the church.

We jointly now to join no other head. --Dryden.

3. To unite in marriage.

He that joineth his virgin in matrimony. --Wyclif.

What, therefore, God hath joined together, let not
man put asunder. --Matt. xix.

4. To enjoin upon; to command. [Obs. & R.]

They join them penance, as they call it. --Tyndale.

5. To accept, or engage in, as a contest; as, to join
encounter, battle, issue. --Milton.

{To join battle}, {To join issue}. See under {Battle},

Syn: To add; annex; unite; connect; combine; consociate;
couple; link; append. See {Add}.

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

Join \Join\, v. i.
To be contiguous, close, or in contact; to come together; to
unite; to mingle; to form a union; as, the hones of the skull
join; two rivers join.

Whose house joined hard to the synagogue. --Acts xviii.

Should we again break thy commandments, and join in
affinity with the people of these abominations? --Ezra
ix. 14.

Nature and fortune joined to make thee great. --Shak.

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

Join \Join\, n. (Geom.)
The line joining two points; the point common to two
intersecting lines. --Henrici.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: the shape or manner in which things come together and a
connection is made [syn: {articulation}, {joint}, {juncture},
2: a set containing all and only the members of two or more
given sets; "let C be the union of the sets A and B" [syn:
{union}, {sum}]
v 1: become part of; become a member of a group or organization;
"He joined the Communist Party as a young man" [syn: {fall
in}, {get together}]
2: cause to become joined or linked [syn: {bring together}]
[ant: {disjoin}]
3: come into the company of; "She joined him for a drink"
4: make contact or come together; "The two roads join here"
[syn: {conjoin}] [ant: {disjoin}]
5: be or become joined or united or linked; "The two streets
connect to become a highway"; "Our paths joined"; "The
travelers linked up again at the airport" [syn: {connect},
{link}, {link up}, {unite}]

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