join

Definitions

  • G got it. H hid it. J joined it
    G got it. H hid it. J joined it
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v join make contact or come together "The two roads join here"
    • v join cause to become joined or linked "join these two parts so that they fit together"
    • v join become part of; become a member of a group or organization "He joined the Communist Party as a young man"
    • v join come into the company of "She joined him for a drink"
    • v join be or become joined or united or linked "The two streets connect to become a highway","Our paths joined","The travelers linked up again at the airport"
    • n join a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets "let C be the union of the sets A and B"
    • n join the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Joining thread and bristle Joining thread and bristle
Running to join others Running to join others

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Humans are born with 300 bones in their body, however when a person reaches adulthood they only have 206 bones. This occurs because many of them join together to make a single bone
    • Join (Computers) The combining of multiple tables to answer a query in a relational database system.
    • Join (Geom) The line joining two points; the point common to two intersecting lines.
    • Join The place or part where objects have been joined; a joint; a seam.
    • Join To accept, or engage in, as a contest; as, to join encounter, battle, issue.
    • Join 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."
    • v. i Join 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.""Should we again break thy commandments, and join in affinity with the people of these abominations?""Nature and fortune joined to make thee great."
    • Join 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.""Held up his left hand, which did flame and burn
      Like twenty torches joined ."
      "Thy tuneful voice with numbers join ."
    • Join To combine with (another person) in performing some activity; as, join me in welcoming our new president.
    • Join To enjoin upon; to command. "They join them penance, as they call it."
    • Join To meet with and accompany; as, we joined them at the restaurant.
    • Join To unite in marriage. "He that joineth his virgin in matrimony.""What, therefore, God hath joined together, let not man put asunder."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Gerald Ford was the only President to have two women attempt to assassinate him. Both attempts were in California in September of 1975. The first attempt was September 6, 1975, by Lynette Fromme who thought she could impress Charles Manson by killing the President. The next attempt was by Sara Jane Moore on September 22, 1975. Her motive was simply that she was bored. John Tyler, joined the Confederacy twenty years later and became the only President named a sworn enemy of the United States.
    • join To put or bring together; bring into conjunction, or into association or harmony; unite; combine; associate: as, to join two planks by tenons; to join forces in an undertaking.
    • join To unite, as one thing to or with another; bring into conjunction or association; cause to be united or connected in any way: followed by to or with.
    • join To unite or form a junction with; become connected with or a part of; come into association or union with: as, to join a church, party, or society; the Missouri river joins the Mississippi; to join one in an enterprise.
    • join To unite or take part in, in a friendly or hostile manner; engage in with another or others: as, he joined issue with his opponent; the forces joined battle.
    • join To adjoin; be adjacent or contiguous to: as, his land joins mine.
    • join To enjoin; command.
    • join To be contiguous or close; lie or come together; form a junction.
    • join To unite or become associated; confederate; league.
    • join To meet in hostile encounter; join battle.
    • n join The place where two things are joined; the line or surface of juncture; a joint; also, the mode of joining.
    • join To draw, as the sect of which A and B are the end points.
    • n join In geometry, the straight determined by two points.
    • n join An abbreviation of joinery.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1964, Tanganyika and Zanzibar joined together to become Tanzania.
    • v.t Join join to connect: to unite: to associate: to add or annex
    • v.i Join to be connected with: to grow together: to be in close contact: to unite (with)
    • adj Join joined, united, or combined: shared among more than one
    • v.t Join to unite by joints: to fit closely: to provide with joints: to cut into joints, as an animal
    • v.i Join to fit like joints
    • v.t Join to settle a jointure upon
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Quotations

  • Alan W. Watts
    Alan W. Watts
    “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”
  • Doug Horton
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    “Drive slow and enjoy the scenery -- drive fast and join the scenery.”
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
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    “This, then, is the test we must set for ourselves; not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
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    “Law and equity are two things which God has joined, but which man has put asunder.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “True love means two seeds grow separately until they join in Matrimony forever.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “If you see ninety-nine people running one way and three going the opposite, don't be too quick to join the majority.”

Idioms

Join the club - Said when someone has expressed a desire or opinion, meaning "That viewpoint is not unique to you". It can suggest that the speaker should stop complaining since many others are in the same position. Example: "If this train doesn't come, I'll be late for work!" "Join the club!"
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Joined at the hip - If people are joined at the hip, they are very closely connected and think the same way.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. joinen, joignen, F. joindre, fr. L. jungere, to yoke, bind together, join; akin to jugum, yoke. See Yoke, and cf. Conjugal Junction Junta

Usage

In literature:

Then he will go to your village with his friends, and join in the feast and games.
"Red Rooney" by R.M. Ballantyne
When you come back from your first trip, you can join the lodge, if you like.
"For Name and Fame" by G. A. Henty
Of course it would save you a lot of trouble afterwards if you could sound the trumpet before you joined.
"The Dash for Khartoum" by George Alfred Henty
A wind went rustling through the forest, joining its voice to the voice of Thunder Run.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
If you're a money-grubber, don't join us.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
The skipper brought the news when he joined us at breakfast, and his lips could scarcely frame the words.
"At the Point of the Sword" by Herbert Hayens
Even Captain Rogers joined in the imprecations of the men.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
From his own account of the war we can gather that Johnston regrets he did not fight on the Oostenaula, after Polk had joined him.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
Warren had lately joined the band, but his mother thought she couldn't stand the cornet round the house.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Q. Auricularis magnus nerve ascending to join the portio-dura.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Even nobles were proud to join his train of dependants.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
We left Cologne all right, and at the first station out I alighted and joined him.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
Players stand in a circle, hands joined.
"Games and Play for School Morale" by Various
On the Spanish side several of the flagships joined in this rearguard fight.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
Off Cape St. Nicholas, Pocock was joined by a reinforcement sent by Rodney.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
Now, then, is Betty Vivian to be invited to join the Specialities?
"Betty Vivian" by L. T. Meade
Any one so caught joins him thereafter in chasing the others.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
And Tonty should have joined them before now with several hundred Illinois.
"The Road to Frontenac" by Samuel Merwin
He let his eyes linger over her melon-shaped breasts, narrow waist, the brown puff of hair where her long legs joined her wide hips.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
About this time some French cavalry crossed the Sambre to join hands with the Belgian right wing near Waterloo.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
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In poetry:

Whom riches can unite or part,
To them were all unknown,
For then each sympathetic breast
Was join'd by love alone.
"Edwin and Eltruda, a Legendary Tale" by Helen Maria Williams
Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
Join the triumph of the skies;
Universal nature say,
"Christ the Lord is born to-day!"
"For Christmas Day" by Charles Wesley
The cuckoo comes to join thy train,
With his melodious lay,
Until his song, a rapture! runs
O'er all thy pleasant way.
"To Spring" by James Avis Bartley
My heart unbidden joins rehearse,
I hope it's better made,
When mingling with the universe,
Beneath the maple's shade.
"Autumn" by Mary Baker Eddy
Round and round the Negro goes,
Looking for a place of rest,
Nowhere can he find the place,
Till he joins the army West.
"To Think As A Man" by Marcus Mosiah Garvey
For you the public prayer is made,
O! join the public prayer!
For you the secret tear is shed,
O shed yourselves a tear.
"Olney Hymn 22: Prayer For A Blessing In The Young" by William Cowper

In news:

Channel 4 today announced that Pablo González de la Peña has joined 4Creative as Senior Art Director .
Rob Riggle Joins First Take.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, left, joins Sen Orrin Hatch to talk technology and policy at BYU in Provo on Friday.
After playing with NBA-worst Charlotte this season, Boris Diaw was ready for anything when he joined the Spurs -- even a back-to-back-to-back.
The Gran Hotel Costa Rica in San Jose, just joined the Ascend Collection membership program, from Choice Hotels International as the portfolio's first hotel in Central America.
Meng's campaign is focused on the other minority group she'd be joining: women.
Northeast Ohio's new casino has joined others around the country in catering to gamblers of Asian descent.
University of Alberta joins the ASM Consortium.
The University of Alberta (www.ualberta.ca) has joined the ASM Consortium (www.asmconsortium.org) as a University Member.
BRUSSELS — Turkey's longtime goal of joining the European Union, like a mirage in the desert, seems to fade further into the distance as time goes by.
The controversial author is hiring young writers to join him in a new publishing company.
If there are assholes in your IT group, maybe another group will be able to keep new assholes from joining.
When a former employee/inventor of one company joins the competition to launch a new product line, patent litigation typically ensues.
She joins lighting technologist, Todd Brown, and professor of Lighting Design, Cindy Limauro.
HotData Joins Pivotal B2B Syndicate.
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In science:

Here ∨ denotes the join operation (least upper bound) in L.
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
Note that the join of two such subspaces X, Y in this lattice is their vector space sum X + Y unless the latter has dimension n − 1, in which case the join is V .
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
Here ∨ denotes the join operation in the lattice of flats, i.e., X ∨ Y = σ(X ∪ Y ).
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
The axiom (2) for LRBs says that the support map S ։ L is a semigroup homomorphism, where L is viewed as a semigroup under the join operation, X, Y 7→ X ∨ Y .
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
To have a well defined model, we have to specify the path joining ~xi to ~xj .
Hopping between Random Locations: Spectrum and Instanton
Two faces of G† are joined by an edge precisely when they share an edge in G.
Explicit isoperimetric constants and phase transitions in the random-cluster model
Locally these graphs are similar to trees. A distance between two sites can be introduced as the length (number of steps) of the shortest path joining them.
Branching annihilating random walk on random regular graphs
In general this transport has non vanishing “curvature”; that is, it depends on the isotopy which joins a given symplectomorphism with id.
Hamiltonian symplectomorphisms and the Berry phase
If A is not connected choose a linear order of the components of A and deform the CW structure so there is a 1-cell joining each component to the next one.
Dual 2-complexes in 4-manifolds
We choose a submanifold D of M joining any two Cauchy surfaces Σt1 and Σt2 , so the boundary ∂D of D consists of three parts: Σt1 , Σt2 and A which is at spatial infinity.
Angular momentum conservation law in Einstein-Cartan space-time
So Mn is joined to eN over ν (un ) = ν (wn ).
A Simple Proof that Rational Curves on K3 are Nodal
Then the graph G is infinite, joined (since every A ∈ Gn+1 is connected to A ∩ [−n, n] ∈ Gn ), and every vertex of G has only finitely many edges going to it.
Coordinate restrictions of linear operators in $l_2^n$
We replace all binomials appearing in the integrand, φ(i)φ(j ) → κλ and we join with a line the points representing the labels i and j .
Statistical ensemble of scale-free random graphs
At each time step, a new vertex is added; then, with probability δ , two vertices are chosen uniformly at random and joined by an undirected edge.
Are randomly grown graphs really random?
Then, with probability δ , two vertices are chosen uniformly at random and joined by an undirected edge.
Are randomly grown graphs really random?
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