verb (used with object)
to join, link, or fasten together; unite or bind:
to connect the two cities by a bridge; Communication satellites connect the local stations into a network.
to establish communication between; put in communication:
Operator, will you please connect me with Mr. Jones?
to have as an accompanying or associated feature:
pleasures connected with music.
to cause to be associated, as in a personal or business relationship:
to connect oneself with a group of like-minded persons; Our bank is connected with major foreign banks.
to associate mentally or emotionally:
She connects all telegrams with bad news.
to link to an electrical or communications system; hook up:
to connect a telephone.
verb (used without object)
to become ; join or unite:
These two parts connect at the sides.
(of trains, buses, etc.) to run so as to make (often followed by with):
This bus connects with a northbound bus.
Informal. to have or establish successful communication; make contact:
I connected with two new clients today.
Informal. to relate to or be in harmony with another person, one’s work, etc.:
We knew each other well but never connected.
Slang. (of an addict or drug dealer) to make direct contact for the illegal sale or purchase of narcotics.
Sports. to hit successfully or solidly:
The batter connected for a home run. The boxer connected with a right.
of or relating to a or :
connect charges for a new cable television channel.
to link or be linked together; join; fasten
(transitive) to relate or associate: I connect him with my childhood
(transitive) to establish telephone communications with or between
(intransitive) to be meaningful or meaningfully related
(intransitive) (of two public vehicles, such as trains or buses) to have the arrival of one timed to occur just before the departure of the other, for the convenient transfer of passengers
(intransitive) (informal) to hit, punch, kick, etc, solidly
(intransitive) (US & Canadian, informal) to be successful
(intransitive) (slang) to find a source of drugs, esp illegal drugs
mid-15c., from Latin conectere “join together” (see connection). Displaced 16c. by connex (1540s), from Middle French connexer, from Latin *connexare, a supposed frequentative of conectere (past participle stem connex-). Connect was re-established 1670s.
A similar change took place in French, where connexer was superseded by connecter. Meaning “to establish a relationship” (with) is from 1881. Slang meaning “get in touch with” is attested by 1926, from telephone connections. Meaning “awaken meaningful emotions, establish rapport” is from 1942. Of a hit or blow, “to reach the target,” from c.1920. Related: Connected; connecting; connectedness.
connect con·nect (kə-někt’)
v. con·nect·ed, con·nect·ing, con·nect·s
[kuh-nek-tid] /kəˈnɛk tɪd/ adjective 1. united, joined, or linked. 2. having a . 3. joined together in sequence; linked coherently: connected ideas. 4. related by family ties. 5. having social or professional relationships, especially with influential or powerful persons. 6. Mathematics. pertaining to a set for which no cover exists, consisting of two open sets […]
- Connected graph
mathematics A graph such that there is a path between any pair of nodes (via zero or more other nodes). Thus if we start from any node and visit all nodes connected to it by a single edge, then all nodes connected to any of them, and so on, then we will eventually have visited […]
- Connected subgraph
mathematics A connected graph consisting of a subset of the nodes and edges of some other graph. (1996-09-22)
[kuh-nek-ter] /kəˈnɛk tər/ noun 1. . [kuh-nek-ter] /kəˈnɛk tər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. any of various devices for one object to another. 3. (formerly) a person who couples railroad cars. n. 1795, “tube for connecting other materials,” agent noun in Latin form from connect and usefully distinct from connecter.