- (countable) The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one.
- (uncountable) The state of being united or joined.
- (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.
- (countable) A trade union; a workers' union.
- (countable) An association of students at a university for social and/or political purposes; also in some cases a debating body.
- (countable) A joint or other connection uniting parts of machinery, such as pipes.
- (countable, set theory) The set containing all of the elements of two or more sets.
- (countable) The act or state of marriage.
- (uncountable, archaic, euphemistic) Sexual intercourse.
- (countable, programming) A data structure that can store any of various types of item, but only one at a time.
- (countable, now rare, archaic) A large, high-quality pearl.
- 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, 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 […]
- (historical) An affiliation of several parishes for joint support and management of their poor; also the jointly-owned workhouse.
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- 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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
- a union
union f (plural unions)
- a union
- “union” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- a union (of a political nature)
- Den europeiske union ― the European Union
- a 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.
- (mathematics) union (the set containing all of the elements of two or more sets.)
- “union” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
union f (nominative singular union)
- Trinity (God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit)
- a union (a body with many members)
|Declension of union|
- Despite being written as u, the vowel here is /ɪ/ in all parts of Wales.
union (feminine singular union, plural union)
- Despite being written as u, the initial vowel here is /ɪ/ in all parts of Wales.
- unioni (“to straighten; to rectify, to redress”)
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possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.