verb (used with object)
to bring in contact, connect, or bring or put together:
to join hands; to join pages with a staple.
to come into contact or with:
The brook joins the river.
to bring together in a particular relation or for a specific purpose, action, etc.; unite:
to join forces against the smugglers.
to become a member of (an organization, party, etc.):
to join a club.
to enlist in (one of the armed forces):
to join the Navy.
to come into the company of; meet or accompany:
I’ll join you later.
to participate with (someone) in some act or activity:
My wife joins me in thanking you for the gift.
to unite in marriage.
to meet or engage in (battle, conflict, etc.):
The opposing armies joined battle.
to adjoin; meet:
His land joins mine.
to draw a curve or straight line between:
to join two points on a graph.
verb (used without object)
to come into or be in contact or connection:
a place where cliffs and sea join.
to become united, associated, or combined; associate or ally oneself; participate (usually followed by with):
Please join with us in our campaign.
to take part with others (often followed by in):
Let’s all join in.
to be contiguous or close; lie or come together; form a :
Our farms join along the river.
to enlist in one of the armed forces (often followed by up):
He joined up to fight for his country.
to meet in battle or conflict.
a place or line of joining; seam.
Mathematics. (def 10a).
to come or bring together; connect
to become a member of (a club, organization, etc)
(intransitive) often foll by with. to become associated or allied
(intransitive) usually foll by in. to take part
(transitive) to meet (someone) as a companion
(transitive) to become part of; take a place in or with
(transitive) to unite (two people) in marriage
(transitive) (geometry) to connect with a straight line or a curve
(transitive) an informal word for adjoin
join battle, to start fighting
(Indian) join duty, to report for work after a period of leave or a strike
a joint; seam
the act of joining
(maths) another name for union (sense 9)
c.1300, from stem of Old French joindre “join, connect, unite; have sexual intercourse with” (12c.), from Latin iungere “to join together, unite, yoke,” from PIE *yeug- “to join, unite” (see jugular). Related: Joined; joining. In Middle English, join sometimes is short for enjoin. Join up “enlist in the army” is from 1916. Phrase if you can’t beat them, join them is from 1953.
- Joined at the hip
adjective inseparable Usage Note informal adjective phrase Very closely associated; inseparable; symbiotic: Weldon writes as if she were Virginia Woolf and Roseanne Arnold joined at the hip/ Frequently in the past, Main Street and Wall Street have had their differences, but today as never before they are joined at the hip [1990s+; fr the condition […]
adjective 1. with all departments or sections communicating efficiently with each other and acting together purposefully and effectively: joined-up government 2. adjective combined or connected in a useful way Examples The issue needs some joined-up thinking by the legislators.
[joi-ner] /ˈdʒɔɪ nər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. a carpenter, especially one who constructs doors, window sashes, paneling, and other permanent woodwork. 3. a person who belongs to many clubs, associations, societies, etc., often from indiscriminate enthusiasm, for increased status, to make business or social contacts, or the like. /ˈdʒɔɪnə/ noun […]
noun 1. Shipbuilding. a door of wood or light metal set in a nonwatertight bulkhead.