• WordNet 3.6
    • v merge join or combine "We merged our resources"
    • v merge become one "Germany unified officially in 1990","the cells merge"
    • v merge mix together different elements "The colors blend well"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1976, fourteen banks merged to form a bank credit card called "Mastercharge." This was later renamed to what is now know as "Mastercard."
    • v. i Merge To be sunk, swallowed up, or lost. "Native irresolution had merged in stronger motives."
    • v. t merge mẽrj To cause to be swallowed up; to immerse; to sink; to absorb. "To merge all natural . . . sentiment in inordinate vanity.""Whig and Tory were merged and swallowed up in the transcendent duties of patriots."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In order to mate, a male deep sea anglerfish will bite a female when he finds her. The male will never let go and will eventually merge his body into the female and spend the rest of his life inside the female mate. The males internal organs will disappear apart from the testes that are needed to for breeding
    • merge To sink or disappear in something else; be swallowed up; lose identity or individuality: with in.
    • merge To cause to be absorbed or engrossed; sink the identity or individuality of; make to disappear in something else: followed by in (sometimes by into): as, all fear was merged in curiosity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Newborn babies have about 350 bones. They gradually merge and disappear until there are about 206 by age 5.
    • v.t Merge mėrj to dip or plunge in: to sink: to cause to be swallowed up
    • v.i Merge to be swallowed up, or lost
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  • Erma Bombeck
    “You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. mergere, mersum,. Cf. Emerge Immerse Marrow


In literature:

Her sudden knowledge of it seemed inextricably merged with the mounting, strong, and steadfast stream of her spirit.
"The Mysterious Rider" by Zane Grey
Midnight and morning merging into one.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
He had all but cried out in protest when the door opened, but at sight of the invader the cry merged into an unstrung laugh of welcome.
"Max" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
Twilight merging now into darkness.
"If Winter Comes" by A.S.M. Hutchinson
It adorned the spot, merged into the landscape.
"Half A Chance" by Frederic S. Isham
Her thoughts were merged in aspic.
"Christopher and Columbus" by Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
Southward it was more open, and a score of miles away merged into the llanos.
"Mr. Fortescue" by William Westall
Their horses soberly took the rise beyond Shadrach Furnace and merged into the gathering dusk of the forest road.
"The Three Black Pennys" by Joseph Hergesheimer
It is not even quite correct to say that it has been merged in the sea.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Illustrious and Full, all living creatures are merged into Him.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"

In poetry:

And so I sometimes think our prayers
Might well be merged in one;
And nest and perch and hearth and church
Repeat, "Thy will be done."
"The Common Question" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Come, brothers, let us sing a dirge,—
A dirge for myriad chances dead;
In grief your mournful accents merge:
Sing, sing the girls we might have wed!
"The Girls We Might Have Wed" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
This is the nucleus—after the child is born of woman, the man is
born of woman;
This is the bath of birth—this is the merge of small and large, and
the outlet again.
"I Sing The Body Electric" by Walt Whitman
O God!—pity me, Charmion!—I am overburthened
with the majesty of all things—of the unknown now
known—of the speculative Future merged in the august
and certain Present.
"The Conversation Of Eiros And Charmion" by Edgar Allan Poe
Merged are the marshes, merged the sands,
Save the dunes with pine-tree hands
Stretching upward toward the sky,
Where the sun, their god, moves high:
Would I too had a god--yea, I!
"The Athiest" by Cale Young Rice
The trees merge and melt in the fading grey sky
And now from tree or bush, we cannot tell where,
A thin sound arises, faintly, haltingly,
Stops to take breath and then fills the quiet air
"The Nightjars" by Edward Shanks

In news:

Uponor and KWH Pipe merge infrastructure businesses.
" Hence the superhuman name of his firm, Bionic, which he defines as "merging organism and machine.
The merge will include Lipo 's affiliates Ruger Chemical Co. Lipo Technologies Inc. And its global affiliate companies.
Saudi's Aramco merges tanker fleet with state line.
A new Crain's report says that Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is leery of efforts to merge a regional bus rapid transit system with the M1 Rail consortium's plan for a three-mile downtown streetcar.
It's safe to say that when the former Emerson and Union Hill High Schools merged to form one Union City High School this scholastic year, there wasn't exactly a smooth transition in the other two major sports, namely football and basketball.
Two communities in northeastern Wisconsin are merging fire departments.
Who must change speeds when merging onto freeway.
As News 5 continues our Decision 2012 coverage, it's a simple question that could merge the Register of deeds office and the Assessor's office.
It's a proposal that would merge the Register of Deeds Office and the Assessor's Office.
Trustees of the SAG and AFTRA health and retirement plans are progressing towards merging the separate plans, according to the merged SAG-AFTRA.
GM, Peugeot Study Merging Opel With Peugeot Auto Division.
The speakers repeatedly said they didn't know whether Roxbury and Mount Arlington should merge .
Hilda merged her practice into ERE, and a separately incorporated consulting firm was created under the name of Fiscal Management Associates, LLC (FMA).
Arcadis merges with Davis Langon & Seah .

In science:

At the tricritical point, three solutions merge.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
Toomre (1977) was the first to suggest that ellipticals may be formed by the interaction and merging of spirals.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
SPH/N-body codes show in particular that the dynamical interaction in a merger has effects not only on the gas component, but also on the stellar one, where the stars re-distribute following the merging and violent relaxation of the potential.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
These are quite extreme evolution rates, if compared with those observed in optical samples for the merging and interacting galaxies (e.g.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
The jets may originate from the central cD galaxy, due to a merger event or accretion of the cooling intracluster gas, or from a galaxy within the merging subcluster in a merger event.
A Moderate Cluster Cooling Flow Model