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.
join (plural joins)
- An intersection of piping or wiring; an interconnect.
- (computing, databases) An intersection of data in two or more database tables.
- (algebra) The lowest upper bound, an operation between pairs of elements in a lattice, denoted by the symbol ∨.
- (lowest upper bound): meet
- (transitive) To combine more than one item 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.
- (intransitive) To come together; to meet.
- Parallel lines never join. These two rivers join in about 80 miles.
- (transitive) To come into the company of.
- I will join you watching the football game as soon as I have finished my work.
- (transitive) To become a member of.
- Many children join a sports club. Most politicians have joined a party.
- (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.
- To unite in marriage.
- (obsolete, rare) To enjoin upon; to command.
- To accept, or engage in, as a contest.
- to join encounter, battle, or issue
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)
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join (plural joina)