Combine



[verb kuh m-bahyn for 1, 2, 6, kom-bahyn for 3, 7; noun kom-bahyn, kuh m-bahyn for 8, 9, kom-bahyn for 10] /verb kəmˈbaɪn for 1, 2, 6, ˈkɒm baɪn for 3, 7; noun ˈkɒm baɪn, kəmˈbaɪn for 8, 9, ˈkɒm baɪn for 10/

verb (used with object), combined, combining.
1.
to bring into or join in a close union or whole; unite:
She combined the ingredients to make the cake. They combined the two companies.
2.
to possess or exhibit in union:
a plan that combines the best features of several other plans.
3.
to harvest (grain) with a combine.
verb (used without object), combined, combining.
4.
to unite; coalesce:
The clay combined with the water to form a thick paste.
5.
to unite for a common purpose; join forces:
After the two factions combined, they proved invincible.
6.
to enter into chemical union.
7.
to use a combine in harvesting.
noun
8.
a .
9.
a of persons or groups for the furtherance of their political, commercial, or other interests, as a syndicate, cartel, or trust.
10.
a harvesting machine for cutting and threshing grain in the field.
verb (kəmˈbaɪn)
1.
to integrate or cause to be integrated; join together
2.
to unite or cause to unite to form a chemical compound
3.
(agriculture) to harvest (crops) with a combine harvester
noun (ˈkɒmbaɪn)
4.
(agriculture) short for combine harvester
5.
an association of enterprises, esp in order to gain a monopoly of a market
6.
an association of business corporations, political parties, sporting clubs, etc, for a common purpose
v.

early 15c., from Middle French combiner (14c.), from Late Latin combinare “to unite, yoke together,” from Latin com- “together” (see com-) + bini “two by two,” adverb from bi- “twice” (see binary). Related: Combinative; combined; combining.
n.

“machine that cuts, threshes and cleans grain” (short for combine harvester), 1857, from combine (v.).

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