• WordNet 3.6
    • v connect make a logical or causal connection "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind","colligate these facts","I cannot relate these events at all"
    • v connect join for the purpose of communication "Operator, could you connect me to the Raffles in Singapore?"
    • v connect join by means of communication equipment "The telephone company finally put in lines to connect the towns in this area"
    • v connect land on or hit solidly "The brick connected on her head, knocking her out"
    • v connect connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?","Tie the ropes together","Link arms"
    • v connect hit or play a ball successfully "The batter connected for a home run"
    • v connect plug into an outlet "Please plug in the toaster!","Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight"
    • v connect establish communication with someone "did you finally connect with your long-lost cousin?"
    • v connect establish a rapport or relationship "The President of this university really connects with the faculty"
    • v connect 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"
    • v connect be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation "The local train does not connect with the Amtrak train","The planes don't connect and you will have to wait for four hours"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Another letter connecting Gissibl with a German propaganda agency Another letter connecting Gissibl with a German propaganda agency
Places of Interest in Connection with Columbus's Earlier Life Places of Interest in Connection with Columbus's Earlier Life
Connections for a Bi-unial Lantern Connections for a Bi-unial Lantern

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Sears Tower consists of nine framed tubes, which connects nine skyscrapers as one building
    • Connect To associate (a person or thing, or one's self) with another person, thing, business, or affair.
    • Connect To electronically or mechanically link (a device) to another device, or to link a device to a common communication line; -- used with with; as, the installer connected our telephones on Monday; I connected my VCR to the TV set by myself; the plumber connected a shut-off valve to my gas line.
    • Connect To establish a communication link; -- used with with; as, his telephone didn't answer, so I connected with him by email.
    • Connect To join, or fasten together, as by something intervening; to associate; to combine; to unite or link together; to establish a bond or relation between. "He fills, he bounds, connects and equals all.""A man must see the connection of each intermediate idea with those that it connects before he can use it in a syllogism."
    • v. i Connect To join, unite, or cohere; to have a close relation; as, one line of railroad connects with another; one argument connects with another.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The longest railway in the world is the Trans-Siberian Railway or Trans-Siberian Railroad, built 1891-1916, a network of railways connecting European Russia with Russian Far East provinces. It is 9,288.2 kilometres (5,787 miles) long and spans 8 time zones.
    • connect To bind or fasten together; join or unite; conjoin; combine; associate closely: as, to connect ideas; the strait of Gibraltar connects the Mediterranean with the Atlantic.
    • connect To join, unite, or cohere.
    • connect To make connection in time and place (with another train or boat): as, the boat connects with the train at Fall River.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The only bone in the human body not connected to another is the hyoid, a V-shaped bone located at the base of the tongue between the mandible and the voice box. Its function is to support the tongue and its muscles.
    • v.t Connect kon-ekt′ to tie or fasten together: to establish a relation between: to associate
    • n Connect a word that connects sentences and words
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  • Junius
    “Notable talents are not necessarily connected with discretion.”
  • Adrienne Rich
    “The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.”
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.”
  • Erich Fromm
    “We live in a world of things, and our only connection with them is that we know how to manipulate or to consume them.”
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter
    Mary Chapin Carpenter
    “It's a marvelous feeling when someone says I want to do this song of yours because they've connected to it. That's what I'm after.”
  • Conrad Hilton
    Conrad Hilton
    “Success... seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.”


Connect the dots - When you connect the dots, you understand the connections and relationships.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. connectere, -nexum,; con-, + nectere, to bind. See Annex


In literature:

Of what may be called the close of this early historic period in connection with Horncastle there is little more to be said.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
This plain connection between ver.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1" by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
The RIBS are connected with the spinal column, and increase in length as far as the seventh.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
This part is introduced, and is connected with the preceding, by the admonition in ii.
"Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2" by Ernst Hengstenberg
There is no evidence of the connection of these races with the Java man or the Heidelberg man.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
It's these wandering electrons which are affected when a battery is connected to a copper wire.
"Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son" by John Mills
Do you know it never crossed my mind in that connection?
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
The families would never be connected if you did not connect them!
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
The connection, viewed from this ground, is distressing to every man who has the feelings of humanity.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
A few earlier associations connected with the present Bar deserve a moment or two's recollection.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury

In poetry:

My youthful brother, oft I long
To write to you in prose or song;
With no pretence to judgment strong,
But warm affection,
May truest friendship rivet long
Our close connection!
"Epistle To A Young Clergyman" by Patrick Branwell Bronte
So from the world of spirits there descends
A bridge of light, connecting it with this,
O'er whose unsteady floor, that sways and bends,
Wander our thoughts above the dark abyss.
"Haunted Houses. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
No friendship will abide the test,
That stands on sordid interest,
Or mean self-love erected;
Nor such as may awhile subsist
Between the sot and sensualist,
For vicious ends connected.
"Friendship" by William Cowper
The characters I've chosen here,
With ages past connected,
In order placed, at once will show,
The very thing I wish to know;
A constellation on the sphere,
From the northern part selected.
"Enigma XV." by Elizabeth Hitchener
There are unused electricity plugs all over my
house if I ever needed them.
The kitchen window is open, to admit air…
The telephone—sad to relate—sits on the
floor—I haven't had the money to get it connected—
"Transcription Of Organ Music" by Allen Ginsberg
Why, he came or why he lingered he was never keen to mention;
But he hinted at connections 'mid old England's nobly grand.
Seems he drew a vague remittance - some folk said a meagre pittance -
And he sought to supplement it by a venture on the land.
"Toolangi" by C J Dennis

In news:

Housekeeper Arrested in Connection With Theft of $3 Million Bust of Benjamin Franklin .
Hanson is generally regarded as Duluth's 'most-connected' journalist and active community-builder.
More charges were filed Tuesday against a 17-year-old boy who was nabbed in connection with a home invasion.
Obama should use convention to finally connect with the South.
The creator of Dinner with Bevy tells how she made a business out of meaningful connections.
Fairfax County police have released a suspect sketch and wanted poster in connection with the homicide in Reston.
The front and rear waist regions are connectable in opposite lateral zones.
I've tried a lot of products over the years to help minimize corrosion on electrical connections on my various boats.
A silk fiber integrated into a photonic chip, connecting three disks that can hold light.
But instead, these babies were connected only by their birth defect s and by sharing a genetic disorder that might have first occurred here about 400 years ago, when Spanish settlers first arrived.
Blackmagic Design today announced UltraStudio Express, a new capture and playback solution featuring 3 Gb/s SDI, HDMI and analog connections with high-speed Thunderbolt technology.
Connect with Cook's Illustrated on Facebook.
Connect with Cook's Illustrated on Youtube.
Harvard Square's Blacksmith House Has Untold Connection To Runaway Slave.
George Jackson 11 Connects WJHL-tv Published: May 25, 2010.

In science:

Locally, the associated connection and its curvature are nicely determined by the local connection and curvature forms of the principal connection.
Locally trivial quantum vector bundles and associated vector bundles
We have also shown that there is a positive correlation between the degrees of connected vertices in our model, or equivalently that highly connected vertices are preferentially connected to one another.
Are randomly grown graphs really random?
The graph G is called connected if every pair of vertices is connected by some path. A connected component of G is a maximal connected subgraph of G.
Rigidity of the interface for percolation and random-cluster models
Gnutella network crawl. Note that, as the network grows, the average number of connections per node remains constant (average node connectivity is 3.4 connections per node).
Mapping the Gnutella Network: Properties of Large-Scale Peer-to-Peer Systems and Implications for System Design
We will call C (Xi ) the connected component of Xi . A locally connected topos is the direct summand of its connected components.
Geometric structures on fields