See also: Union and unión

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Etymology edit

From Middle English unyoun, from Old French union, from Late Latin ūniō, ūniōnem (oneness, unity), from Latin ūnus (one).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈjuː.njən/, /ˈjuː.ni.ən/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uːnjən

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union (countable and uncountable, plural unions)

  1. (countable) The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one.
    Synonyms: junction, coalition, combination
    Antonym: nonunion
  2. (countable) The state of being united or joined; a state of unity or harmony.
    Antonym: nonunion
  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[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.
  5. (countable) An association of students at a university for social and/or political purposes; also in some cases a debating body.
  6. (countable) A joint or other connection uniting parts of machinery, such as pipes.
  7. (countable, set theory) The set containing all of the elements of two or more sets.
  8. (countable) The act or state of marriage.
  9. (uncountable, archaic, euphemistic) Sexual intercourse.
  10. (countable, programming) A data structure that can store any of various types of item, but only one at a time.
    • 2008, Kris Bell, Lars Ivar Igesund, Sean Kelly, Learn to Tango with D, page 58:
      Unions are useful in those cases where you need to keep track of a value that can be represented as different data types during the lifetime of the program.
  11. (countable, now rare, archaic) A large, high-quality pearl.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, →OCLC, partition II, section 3, member 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 []
    • c. 1599–1602 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act V, scene ii]:
      And in the cup an union shall he throw, Richer than that which four successive kings In Denmark's crown have worn.
  12. (historical) An affiliation of several parishes for joint support and management of their poor; also the jointly-owned workhouse.

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union (third-person singular simple present unions, present participle unioning, simple past and past participle unioned)

  1. (set theory) To combine sets using the union operation.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “union”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)

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union (comparative more union, superlative most union)

  1. Belonging to, represented by, or otherwise pertaining to a labour union.
    Synonym: unionized (organized into a trades union or trades unions)
    Antonym: nonunion
    Actors have to be union to get work here.
  2. (India) federal.
    The union government of India

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Borrowed from Late Latin ūniō, ūniōnem (oneness, unity), from Latin ūnus (one).

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union c (singular definite unionen, plural indefinite unioner)

  1. union

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Borrowed from Late Latin ūniō, ūniōnem (oneness, unity), from Latin ūnus (one). Doublet of unie.

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  • Hyphenation: u‧ni‧on

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union m (plural unions)

  1. (US, obsolete) A trade union.
    Synonyms: syndicaat, vakbond

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  • IPA(key): [uˈnion]
  • Rhymes: -ion
  • Hyphenation: u‧ni‧on

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union

  1. accusative singular of unio

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Inherited from Old French union, borrowed from Late Latin ūniō, ūniōnem (oneness, unity), from Latin ūnus (one).

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union f (plural unions)

  1. union

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  • German: Union

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union f (plural unions)

  1. union

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Borrowed from Late Latin ūniō, ūniōnem (oneness, unity), from Latin ūnus (one).

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union m (definite singular unionen, indefinite plural unioner, definite plural unionene)

  1. union (of a political nature)
    Den europeiske unionthe European Union

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Borrowed from Late Latin ūniō, ūniōnem (oneness, unity), from Latin ūnus (one).

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union m (definite singular unionen, indefinite plural unionar, definite plural unionane)

  1. union (a political entity consisting of two or more state that are united)
    Noreg var i union med Sverige fram til 1905.
    Norway was part of a union with Sweden until 1905.
  2. (mathematics) union (the set containing all of the elements of two or more sets)

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Borrowed from Late Latin ūniō, ūniōnem (oneness, unity), from Latin ūnus (one).

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  • (file)

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union f (plural unions)

  1. union

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Borrowed from Late Latin ūniō, ūniōnem (oneness, unity), from Latin ūnus (one).

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union f (nominative singular union)

  1. Trinity (God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit)
    Synonym: Trinité

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From Spanish unión, ultimately from Latin ūnus (one).

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union

  1. union

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Borrowed from Late Latin ūniō, ūniōnem (oneness, unity), from Latin ūnus (one).

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union f (plural union)

  1. union

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Borrowed from Late Latin ūniō, ūniōnem (oneness, unity), from Latin ūnus (one).

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union c

  1. union (a body with many members)

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Declension of union 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative union unionen unioner unionerna
Genitive unions unionens unioners unionernas

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Borrowed from Late Latin ūniō, ūniōnem (oneness, unity), from Latin ūnus (one).

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union f (invariable)

  1. union

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From un (one) +‎ iawn (right, correct)

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɪnjɔn/
    Note: Despite being written as u, the vowel here is /ɪ/ in all parts of Wales.

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union (feminine singular union, plural union, equative unioned, comparative unionach, superlative unionaf)

  1. exact

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  • unioni (to straighten; to rectify, to redress)

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Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
union unchanged unchanged hunion
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.