Join

Definition of Join

Pronunciation: join
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Joined (joind); p. pr. & vb. n. Joining.]
1.To bring together, literally or figuratively; to place in contact; to connect; to couple; to unite; to combine; to associate; to add; to append.
Woe unto them that join house to house.
- Is. v. 8.
Held up his left hand, which did flame and burn
Like twenty torches joined.
- Shak.
Thy tuneful voice with numbers join.
- Dryden.
2.To associate one's self to; to be or become connected with; to league one's self with; to unite with; as, to join a party; to join the church.
We jointly now to join no other head.
- Dryden.
3.To unite in marriage.
He that joineth his virgin in matrimony.
- Wyclif.
What, therefore, God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
- Matt. xix. 6.
4.To enjoin upon; to command.
They join them penance, as they call it.
- Tyndale.
5.To accept, or engage in, as a contest; as, to join encounter, battle, issue.
6.To meet with and accompany; as, we joined them at the restaurant.
7.To combine with (another person) in performing some activity; as, join me in welcoming our new president.
To join battle
See under Battle, Issue.
v. i.1.To be contiguous, close, or in contact; to come together; to unite; to mingle; to form a union; as, the bones of the skull join; two rivers join.
Whose house joined hard to the synagogue.
- Acts xviii. 7.
Should we again break thy commandments, and join in affinity with the people of these abominations?
- Ezra ix. 14.
Nature and fortune joined to make thee great.
- Shak.
n.1.(Geom.) The line joining two points; the point common to two intersecting lines.
2.The place or part where objects have been joined; a joint; a seam.
3.(Computers) The combining of multiple tables to answer a query in a relational database system.

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