See also: jõin

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Etymology

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From Middle English joinen, joynen, joignen, from Old French joindre, juindre, jungre, from Latin iungō (join, yoke, verb), from Proto-Indo-European *yewg- (to join, unite). Cognate with Old English iucian, iugian, ġeocian, ġyċċan (to join; yoke). More at yoke.

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  • enPR: join, IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɔɪn/
  • Rhymes: -ɔɪn
  • Audio (US):(file)
  • Hyphenation: join

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join (third-person singular simple present joins, present participle joining, simple past and past participle joined)

  1. (transitive) To connect or combine into one; to put together.
    The plumber joined the two ends of the broken pipe.
    We joined our efforts to get an even better result.
  2. (intransitive) To come together; to meet.
    Parallel lines never join.
    These two rivers join in about 80 miles.
  3. (intransitive) To enter into association or alliance, to unite in a common purpose.
  4. (transitive) To come into the company of.
    I will join you watching the football game as soon as I have finished my work.
  5. (transitive) To become a member of.
    Many children join a sports club.
    Most politicians have joined a party.
    • 1918, W[illiam] B[abington] Maxwell, chapter XXII, in The Mirror and the Lamp, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, →OCLC:
      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.
  6. (computing, databases, transitive) To produce an intersection of data in two or more database tables.
    By joining the Customer table on the Product table, we can show each customer's name alongside the products they have ordered.
  7. To unite in marriage.
  8. (obsolete, rare) To enjoin upon; to command.
  9. To accept, or engage in, as a contest.
    to join encounter, battle, or issue

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Noun

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join (plural joins)

  1. An act of joining or the state of being joined; a junction or joining.
    • 2023 May 11, Wen-Wei LiaoMobin AsriJana Ebleret al., “A draft human pangenome reference”, in Nature, volume 617, →DOI, page 313:
      We found 217 putative interchromosomal joins. Only one of these joins (in the paternal assembly of HG02080) was located in a euchromatic, non-acrocentric region and was manually confirmed to be a misassembly.
  2. An intersection of piping or wiring; an interconnect.
  3. (computing, databases) An intersection of data in two or more database tables.
  4. (computing) The act of joining something, such as a network.
    • 2010, Dustin Hannifin, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Administrator's Reference:
      The offline domain join is a three-step process described subsequently: []
  5. (algebra) The lowest upper bound, an operation between pairs of elements in a lattice, denoted by the symbol .
    Antonym: meet

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Etymology

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From English join.

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join (Hong Kong Cantonese)

  1. to join; to become member of
  2. to join; to meet up

Dalmatian

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Dalmatian cardinal numbers
 <  0 1 2  > 
    Cardinal : join
    Multiplier : simple

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Etymology

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From Latin ūnus.

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Numeral

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join (plural joina)

  1. one

Finnish

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Etymology 1

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join

  1. first-person singular indicative past of juoda

Etymology 2

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Noun

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join

  1. instructive plural of joki

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