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union

See also: Union and unión

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French union, from Late Latin unionem, from Latin ūnus (one)

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NounEdit

union (plural unions)

  1. (countable) The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one.
  2. (uncountable) The state of being united or joined.
  3. (countable) That which is united, or made one; something formed by a combination or coalition of parts or members; a confederation; a consolidated body; a league.
  4. (countable) A trade union; a workers' union.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 22, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      In the autumn there was a row at some cement works about the unskilled labour men. A union had just been started for them and all but a few joined. One of these blacklegs was laid for by a picket and knocked out of time.
  5. (countable) A joint or other connection uniting parts of machinery, such as pipes.
  6. (countable, set theory) The set containing all of the elements of two or more sets.
  7. (countable) The act or state of marriage.
  8. (uncountable, archaic, euphemistic) Sexual intercourse.
  9. (countable, computing) A data structure that can store any of various items, but only one at a time.
  10. (countable, now rare, archaic) A large, high-quality pearl.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.3.3:
      Nonius the senator hath a purple coat as stiff with jewels as his mind is full of vices; rings on his fingers worth 20,000 sesterces, and [] an union in his ear worth an hundred pounds' weight of gold […].

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English union.

NounEdit

union c (singular definite unionen, plural indefinite unioner)

  1. A union.

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EsperantoEdit

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union

  1. accusative singular of unio

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin unionem (nominative: unio). Compare the inherited doublet oignon.

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union f (plural unions)

  1. a union

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SwedishEdit

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union c

  1. a union (a body with many members)

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VenetianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Italian unione

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union f (invariable)

  1. union