• WordNet 3.6
    • adj merging flowing together
    • n merging the act of joining together as one "the merging of the two groups occurred quickly","there was no meeting of minds"
    • n merging a flowing together
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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.”


In literature:

Day and night, the summer night, seemed merged into one.
"Ruth" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
A hand plucking the harpstrings, merging their twining chords.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
The twilight had merged to dripping dusk .
"Flappers and Philosophers" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
She has merged herself in the Imperial Ideal.
"The Fortunate Youth" by William J. Locke
The terrible narrowness of the common life binds us close, adapts us, merges us one in the other.
"Under Fire" by Henri Barbusse
Then a man's figure approached, coming so close to her that under their formless wrappings they seemed merged in one dim outline.
"Ethan Frome" by Edith Wharton
Then fancy and dream, and all the haunted gloom of canon and cabin, seemed slowly to merge into one immense blackness.
"The Border Legion" by Zane Grey
As the thrall stepped out of the shadow into the moonlight, the singer sprang to her feet, and the song merged into a great cry.
"The Thrall of Leif the Lucky" by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
Gradually these reflections merged in others that were better.
"Basil" by Wilkie Collins
He did not stir until she had drifted out of earshot, had become again a nebulous silver cloud drifting into the dusk, had merged with that dusk.
"Angel Island" by Inez Haynes Gillmore

In poetry:

Gleaming softly, silvery-faint,
Heralded by chanticleer,
Merging from night's shadowy taint,
New day of the passing year!
"Daybreak" by Nancy Rebecca Campbell Glass
How else could heaven on ocean print
One soft perpetual kiss?
Or earth in tender green toward heaven
Bosom to merge her bliss?
"Immortal Eve - II" by Manmohan Ghose
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
Here they are, the snowy clouds,
I can’t take my eyes from all that:
Right now, shall merge our routs
In snows, so white and so dead.
"The Anguish of a Mirage" by Innokentii Fedorovich Annensky
Where elements touch and merge,
where shadows swoon like outcasts on the sand
and the tried moment waits, its courage gone—
there were we
"Reconnaissance" by Arna Wendall Bontemps
In floating folds they curve and rise,
Then slowly melt and merge in air,
Till high above me glow the skies,
And cloudless sunshine everywhere.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Two lightning-sparked fires burning in the Gila have merged and are now at more than 22,000 acres.
Of America and PLGA Global to Merge.
GAA and PLGA Global to Merge.
The Kenwood merges cafe and destination dining.
Oneida, Anchor Hocking to Merge.
One-tenth of a mile after these two merge, turn right on an unmarked side street that heads north a short distance to the trailhead parking lot.
The Lansing-based company has struggled for years, selling off banks and merging others.
Equity's holding company to merge banks.
Insurance firm merges with Minneapolis company.
Cleveland Opera merged with Lyric Opera Cleveland to become Opera Cleveland.
Megafaun Merge Pop and Psychedelia .
It skillfully merges diverse Southwestern influences with Texas staples.
Four eastern suburbs have been studying the advantages and disadvantages of merging since last year.
In rejecting Bell's application for the take-over, the CRTC gave voice to concerns that the merged giant would have too much control over the country's radio and TV assets.
Selecting a name for the merged university in Augusta was an inevitable collision course, like parents deciding which grandfather to name the first child after.

In science:

The question that all of these scenarios address largely concerns the nature and time frame of merging or gas dissipation.
The Globular Cluster System of NGC 5128 I. Survey and Catalogs
Starting with N single-branch trees, two trees are picked randomly and merged.
Extremal Properties of Random Structures
This evolution equation reflects the fact that trees merge randomly, independent of their size.
Extremal Properties of Random Structures
First, the discovery of the 2.4 hr DNS binary PSR J0737–3039 in a largearea survey using the Parkes radio telescope (Burgay et al. 2003) brings the number of known DNS systems to merge in the Galactic field to three.
The Cosmic Coalescence Rates for Double Neutron Star Binaries
The remaining ∼ 80 percent of the stars would have been added later, by merging with other concentrations of generally old stars.
Early Formation and Late Merging of the Giant Galaxies