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From Late Middle English together, from earlier togedere, togadere, from Old English tōgædere (together), from Proto-West Germanic *tōgadura, *tegadura, from Proto-Germanic *tō (to) + *gadar (together), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰedʰ- (to unite, keep), equivalent to to-2 +‎ gather. Cognate with Scots thegither (together), Old Frisian togadera (whence West Frisian togearre (together)), Dutch tegader (together), Middle Low German tōgāder (together), Middle High German zegater (together). Compare also Old English ætgædere (together), Old English ġeador (together). More at gather.

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /tʊˈɡɛð.ə(ɹ)/, /təˈɡɛð.ə(ɹ)/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /tʊˈɡɛðɚ/, /təˈɡɛðɚ/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛðə(ɹ)
  • Hyphenation: to‧geth‧er

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together (not comparable)

  1. At the same time, in the same place; in close association or proximity.
    We went to school together.
  2. Into one place; into a single thing; combined.
    He put all the parts together.
    • a1420, The British Museum Additional MS, 12,056, “Wounds complicated by the Dislocation of a Bone”, in Robert von Fleischhacker, editor, Lanfranc's "Science of cirurgie."[2], London: K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co, translation of original by Lanfranc of Milan, published 1894, →ISBN, page 63:
      Ne take noon hede to brynge togidere þe parties of þe boon þat is to-broken or dislocate, til viij. daies ben goon in þe wyntir, & v. in þe somer; for þanne it schal make quytture, and be sikir from swellynge; & þanne brynge togidere þe brynkis eiþer þe disiuncture after þe techynge þat schal be seid in þe chapitle of algebra.
    • 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter II, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., →OCLC:
      Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. [] A silver snaffle on a heavy leather watch guard which connected the pockets of his corduroy waistcoat, together with a huge gold stirrup in his Ascot tie, sufficiently proclaimed his tastes.
  3. In a relationship or partnership, for example a business relationship or a romantic partnership.
    Bob and Andy went into business together.  Jenny and Mark have been together since they went on holiday to Mexico.
    • 1913, Joseph C[rosby] Lincoln, chapter I, in Mr. Pratt’s Patients, New York, N.Y., London: D[aniel] Appleton and Company, →OCLC:
      A chap named Eleazir Kendrick and I had chummed in together the summer afore and built a fish-weir and shanty at Setuckit Point, down Orham way. For a spell we done pretty well.
  4. Without intermission or interruption; continuously; uninterruptedly.
    • 1898, H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds, London: William Heinemann, page 218:
      He would weep for hours together, and I verily believe that to the very end this spoilt child of life thought his weak tears in some way efficacious.
    It has been raining four days together

Usage notes edit

  • In an invitation, it is usually implied that the speaker is included in "together". For example,
    Would you like to go to lunch together?
is equivalent to
Would you like to go to lunch with me?

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together (comparative more together, superlative most together)

  1. (informal) Coherent; well-organized.
    Antonyms: disorganized, incoherent, untogether
    He’s really together.
    • 1991 April 19, Russell T. Hartsaw, “Personal advertisement”, in Gay Community News, page 14:
      Youthful, former fashion model & dancer needs to find a serious, together individual to call his own.

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  1. Alternative form of togidere