• 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"
Their shadows that had ridden before them merged with the shade over the world.
"The City of Delight" by Elizabeth Miller
By and by he slept; and she sat there watching till morning merged into drowsy noon.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
My fears now being merged in surprise, I got out of bed, stole to the window, and pulled the blind an inch aside.
"Humphrey Bold" by Herbert Strang
According to /S/a@nkara the world is not merged in Brahman, but the special forms into which the upadana of the world, i.e.
"The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya"
The King as Patriarch was regarded during life as an incarnation of the culture god: after death he merged in the god.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
The voices reached him very faintly, merged now in a general murmur.
"Four Weird Tales" by Algernon Blackwood
Crimson and gold, purple and black, desert and sky merged in one unspeakable glory.
"The Heart of the Desert" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
The chords merged into a quiet melody.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
Far behind me I saw a dull, purplish smudge growing swiftly smaller and merging into the blue sky behind it.
"Danger! and Other Stories" by Arthur Conan Doyle
I had dared to hope, to believe that our interests were so swiftly merging.
"Prince or Chauffeur?" by Lawrence Perry

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
In a merger event, the jets may come from the nucleus of the cD galaxy, or from one of the galaxies of the merging subcluster that crosses the central region.
A Moderate Cluster Cooling Flow Model
On the surface of the merged spheres, the field β is of order p|x|.
Breakdown of Conformal Invariance at Strongly Random Critical Points
After the spheres merge, one has a single surface propagating outwards as a is increased, but the persistence probability on this surface is independent of x.
Breakdown of Conformal Invariance at Strongly Random Critical Points
At scale a = |x/2|, the spheres start to merge.
Breakdown of Conformal Invariance at Strongly Random Critical Points
To increase photon statistics we merged spectra from sources with similar hardness ratios.
AGN in the XMM-Newton first-light image as probes for the interstellar medium in the LMC
For better comparison and presentation the three spectra from the individual data sets were merged into a single spectrum.
AGN in the XMM-Newton first-light image as probes for the interstellar medium in the LMC
Unlike NGC 1275, with all its peculiarities, NGC 7252 is an isolated galaxy which therefore provided a much cleaner connection between the formation of young star clusters and merging galaxies.
The Formation of Star Clusters
To first order, the luminosity functions of young compact clusters in merging galaxies are power laws with index ≈ -2 (Table 1).
The Formation of Star Clusters
Young compact star clusters are also found in many starburst galaxies, but in much smaller numbers than the merging galaxies.
The Formation of Star Clusters
However, in some starbursting and merging galaxies the fraction of light from the clusters is as high as 20 % (Meurer et al. 1995).
The Formation of Star Clusters