join

v. & n.
—v.
1 tr. (often foll. by to, together) put together; fasten, unite (one thing or person to another or several together).
2 tr. connect (points) by a line etc.
3 tr. become a member of (an association, society, organization, etc.).
4 tr. take one's place with or in (a company, group, procession, etc.).
5 tr. a come into the company of (a person). b (foll. by in) take part with (others) in an activity etc. (joined me in condemnation of the outrage). c (foll. by for) share the company of for a specified occasion (may I join you for lunch?).
6 intr. (often foll. by with, to) come together; be united.
7 intr. (often foll. by in) take part with others in an activity etc.
8 tr. be or become connected or continuous with (the Inn joins the Danube at Passau).
—n. a point, line, or surface at which two or more things are joined.
Phrases and idioms:
join battle begin fighting. join forces combine efforts. join hands
1 a clasp each other's hands. b clasp one's hands together.
2 combine in an action or enterprise.
join up
1 enlist for military service.
2 (often foll. by with) unite, connect.
Derivatives:
joinable adj.
Etymology: ME f. OF joindre (stem joign-) f. L jungere junct- join: cf. YOKE

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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