|1.||[ verb ] become part of; become a member of a group or organization|
"He joined the Communist Party as a young man"
|Related terms:||unite rejoin sign_up unionize infiltrate affiliate band_oneself affiliate joiner|
|2.||[ verb ] cause to become joined or linked|
"join these two parts so that they fit together"
|Related terms:||disjoin connect assemble close match close connect connect fair bridge seam cog mortice match sovietize scarf miter rabbet rebate ligate seam anastomose ankylose|
|3.||[ verb ] come into the company of|
"She joined him for a drink"
|4.||[ verb ] make contact or come together|
"The two roads join here"
|Related terms:||disjoin connect solder copulate meet attach patch knit splice weld feather quilt splice inosculate anastomose graft grow_together grow_tegether yoke cross-link joining|
|5.||[ verb ] be or become joined or united or linked|
|Synonyms:||connect link link_up unite|
"The two streets connect to become a highway" "Our paths joined" "The travelers linked up again at the airport"
|Related terms:||intercommunicate complect syndicate union articulation linkage|
|6.||[ noun ] the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made|
|Synonyms:||joint juncture junction articulation|
|Related terms:||connection esophagogastric_junction connect joint joint|
|7.||[ noun ] 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"
|Related terms:||set direct_sum|