• An Arab man, possibly Ahmed Orabi, leaves the protection of lady Europe in order to chase after a lion draped in a Union Jack
    An Arab man, possibly Ahmed Orabi, leaves the protection of lady Europe in order to chase after a lion draped in a Union Jack
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj Union being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War "Union soldiers","Federal forces","a Federal infantryman"
    • adj union of trade unions "the union movement","union negotiations","a union-shop clause in the contract"
    • n union the act of making or becoming a single unit "the union of opposing factions","he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays"
    • n union the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes "the casual couplings of adolescents","the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"
    • n union a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner)
    • n union the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts "lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"
    • n union 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 union an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer "you have to join the union in order to get a job"
    • n union a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations "the Soviet Union"
    • n Union the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War) "he has visited every state in the Union","Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union","the North's superior resources turned the scale"
    • n union healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones
    • n union the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce) "a long and happy marriage","God bless this union"
    • n union the state of being joined or united or linked "there is strength in union"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During the US Civil war, 200,000 blacks served in the Union Army; 38,000 gave their lives; 22 won the Medal of Honor.
    • Union (Brewing) A cask suspended on trunnions, in which fermentation is carried on. "One kingdom, joy, and union without end.""Man] is to . . . beget
      Like of his like, his image multiplied.
      In unity defective; which requires
      Collateral love, and dearest amity."
    • Union A device emblematic of union, used on a national flag or ensign, sometimes, as in the military standard of Great Britain, covering the whole field; sometimes, as in the flag of the United States, and the English naval and marine flag, occupying the upper inner corner, the rest of the flag being called the fly. Also, a flag having such a device; especially, the flag of Great Britain.
    • Union (Mach) A joint or other connection uniting parts of machinery, or the like, as the elastic pipe of a tender connecting it with the feed pipe of a locomotive engine; especially, a pipe fitting for connecting pipes, or pipes and fittings, in such a way as to facilitate disconnection.
    • Union A large, fine pearl. "If they [pearls] be white, great, round, smooth, and weighty . . . our dainties and delicates here at Rome . . . call them unions , as a man would say “singular,” and by themselves alone.""In the cup an union shall he throw,
      Richer than that which four successive kings
      In Denmark's crown have worn."
    • Union A textile fabric composed of two or more materials, as cotton, silk, wool, etc., woven together.
    • Union Agreement and conjunction of mind, spirit, will, affections, or the like; harmony; concord.
    • Union That which is united, or made one; something formed by a combination or coalition of parts or members; a confederation; a consolidated body; a league; as, the weavers have formed a union; trades unions have become very numerous; the United States of America are often called the Union .
    • Union (Eng. Hist) the act by which Scotland was united to England, or by which the two kingdoms were incorporated into one, in 1707.
    • Union The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one, or the state of being united or joined; junction; coalition; combination.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On December 20, 1860, South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union.
    • n union In mech.: A device for connecting the ends of two pipes in a line, without turning either. In the screwed union, a piece is screwed into the end of each of the pipes and these are then drawn together by a third piece which catches behind a collar on one of them and screws onto the other. A flange-union consists of two flanges which are screwed or otherwise fastened on the ends of the pipes and are then bolted together.
    • n union The act of joining two or more things into one, and thus forming a compound body or a mixture; the state of being united; junction; coalition; combination: as, the union of soul and body.
    • n union In zoology, anatomy, and bot.: The state of close and immediate connection of parts, organs, or tissues, especially of like parts, or the process of becoming so united; a growing together or its result, as in the different cases of symphysis, synostosis, synchrondrosis, ankylosis, confluence, concrescence, coalescence, conjugation, anastomosis, syzygy, zygosis, and the like. See the distinctive words.
    • n union The connection of two or several individuals in a compound organism, as of several zoöids in a zoanthodeme.
    • n union Matrimony; the matrimonial relation, married state, or conjugal bond.
    • n union Concord; agreement and conjunction of mind, will, affections, or interest; harmony.
    • n union That which is united or made into one; something formed by a combination of various parts or individual things or persons; an aggregate of united parts; a coalition; a combination; a confederation; a league.
    • n union A confederacy of two or more nations, or of the various states of a nation: in this sense the United States of America is sometimes called by way of preëminence “The Union.”
    • n union In England and Ireland, two or more parishes consolidated into one for the better administration of the poor-laws. It is in the discretion of the Local Government Board to consolidate any two or more parishes into one union under a single board of guardians elected by the owners and ratepayers of the component parishes. Each union has a common workhouse, and all the cost of the relief of the poor is charged upon the common fund.
    • n union Two or more parishes or contiguous benefices consolidated into one for ecclesiastical purposes.
    • n union An association of independent churches, generally either Congregational or Baptist, for the purpose of promoting mutual fellowship and cooperation in Christian work. It differs from most ecclesiastical bodies in possessing no authority over the churches which unite in it.
    • n union A permanent combination among workmen engaged in the same occupation or trade. See trade-union.
    • n union A union workhouse; a workhouse erected and maintained at the joint expense of parishes which have been formed into a union: in Scotland called a combination poor-house.
    • n union That part of a flag which occupies the upper corner next the staff when it is distinguished from the rest in color or pattern, as in the flag of the United States, where it is blue with white stars, or in the flag of Great Britain; the jack. When the flag is hoisted on the staff with the union below, it is considered a signal of distress. See union down, below.
    • n union A flag showing the union only. See union flag and union jack, below.
    • n union A joint, screw, or other connection uniting parts of machinery, or the like; a kind of coupling for connecting tubes together.
    • n union A textile fabric of several materials, or of different kinds of thread.
    • n union A shallow vat or tray in which partly fermented beer is kept to complete its fermentation or to cleanse itself.
    • n union A large fine pearl.
    • n union A statute of 1535-6, enacting the political union of Wales to England.
    • n union A statute of 1706, uniting the kingdoms of England and Scotland on and after May 1st, 1707.
    • n union A statute of 1800, which united the kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland on and after January 1st, 1801.
    • n union =Syn. 1-3. Union, Unity, Junction, Connection. Union is the act of bringing two or more together so as to make but one: as, the union of the Mississippi and the Missouri; union in marriage; or it is the state resulting, or the product of the act: as, the American Union. Unity is only the state of oneness, whether there has or has not been previous distinctness: as, the unity of God, the unity of faith, unity of feeling, interest, labor. Junction expresses not simply collocation, but a real and physical bringing into one. Union and junction differ from connection in that the last does not necessarily imply contact: there may be connection between houses by a portico or walk. It is literal to speak of the connection, and figurative to speak of the union, of England and America by a telegraphic cable.
    • union Of or pertaining to a union or to the Union (see I., 5 ); in favor of the Union: as, the Union party; Union principles; Union sympathies.
    • union A member of a trade-union.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first US consumer product sold in the Soviet Union was Pepsi-Cola.
    • n Union ūn′yun a uniting: that which is united or made one: something formed by the combination of parts or individual things or persons: concord: harmony in colour: agreement between parts: the state of wedlock: a device emblematic of union borne in the canton of a flag, the canton used separately as a flag, the union-jack: a combination as among workmen for class protection: several parishes united for joint support and management of their poor, also the workhouse for such:
    • n Union ūn′yun (pl.) textile fabrics made up of more than one kind of fibre, as of wool and cotton
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  • Samuel Butler
    “Union may be strength, but it is mere blind brute strength unless wisely directed.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Good breeding, a union of kindness and independence.”
  • Samuel Goldwyn
    “Pictures are for entertainment, messages should be delivered by Western Union.”
  • Aesop
    “Union gives strength.”
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    “The most happy marriage I can imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.”
  • (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    “So rare is the union of beauty with modesty.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., from L. unio, oneness, union, a single large pearl, a kind of onion, fr. unus, one. See One, and cf. Onion Unit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. union—L. unio, -onisunus, one.


In literature:

Union Army at Harrison's Landing.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
We is Union ... scouts ... Union scouts.
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
Texas Admitted to the Union.
"History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
That end was the achievement of union; and union was achieved.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
Was it the friends of the Union?
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No. 6, December 1864" by Various
These men are as foolish as they are traitorous in their cry for the Union as it was.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862" by Various
You do love the Union.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
The alarm as to the continuance of the Union was general and great.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
The Lord's Supper is a token of the present union of the two.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Then we tackle the second union of chocolate and paper.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker

In poetry:

A sacred altar he will build her,
And dedicate to friendship true,
And this shall be their bond of union,
More constant that all others knew.
"To Revenita (03)" by Madge Morris Wagner
Friendship is sweet; but love, oh! sweeter still!
The union gives a source of real joy;
Grant then thy love, and know it is my will
To give thee happiness without alloy.
"Addressed To The Author In The Morning Herald" by Charlotte Dacre
And he for whom we claim this high, meet place
Comes heralded by ours—a nation's tears;
Asking with mute, worn, death-ennobled face,
A kindly union with his fellow peers.
"By The Grave of Livingstone" by Alexander Anderson
I don't regret, that though of British birth,
I have been true to the cause unto death;
'Tis not alone the Union, or the North,
It is the people's cause o'er all the earth.
"Orson's Farewell" by Nora Pembroke
Shades of our heroes! the Union now is one,
The star whose destiny none may outrun;
Tears of the bleeding slave poured on her breast,
When to be wiped away, Thou knowest best!
"Our National Thanksgiving Hymn" by Mary Baker Eddy
"That's true enough," said he, "yet stay - "
I listened in all meekness -
"UNION is strength, I'm bound to say;
In fact, the thing's as clear as day;
But ONIONS are a weakness."
"Phantasmagoria Canto V (" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

Once more, the Rockford teachers' union has manipulated the teachers to do the union's bidding.
Maintaining monetary union without real fiscal or political union eventually imposes unsustainable costs on someone.
Keys Federal Credit Union recently announced that Mary Lou Carn has joined the credit union as its new marketing director.
Photo for The Union by John Hart Nevada Union quarterback Kyle Cota throws downfield against Woodcreek during a 45-7 blowout of Woodcreek Friday in front of the hometown fans at Hooper Stadium.
The pro-union crowd walked in as lawmakers were debating right-to-work legislation limiting union powers.
Perhaps private sector union goons are even more dangerous than public sector union goons.
Union Members' Rights and Debunking Anti-union Ads.
Today's union rally planned amid increased scrutiny, decreasing numbers for unions.
When they started to unionize, my dad took what little time he had off to work on helping other workers unionize.
The Union Gap Library will close on Friday, December 14, to make way for the construction of new municipal buildings in the City of Union Gap.
France's President Francois Hollande (L) walks past Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) during a summit of European Union leaders discussing the European Union's long-term budget in Brussels November 22, 2012.
For decades, executives at unionized companies have harbored the fantasy that they could dictate the wages, benefits and working conditions of their employees, just like non-union firms.
NEWS BLOG (WSAU) If I have an anti-union bias, it's because my experience was so negative in the one union shop I'd worked in.
Suddenly, it has become easy to see how the euro — that grand, flawed experiment in monetary union without political union — could come apart at the seams.
Public union leaders have asked the Democratic candidates for governor if they will promise to veto the entire state budget next year if it does not restore the unions' collective bargaining privileges.

In science:

We assume c−1(0) = union of faces ⊂ ∆n and that ǫ has rapid decay near D .
Homology for irregular connections
G/Π) − 1)d(GΠ ) where e( ) denotes the number of edges of a graph and GΠ ⊂ G is the union of the subgraphs induced by the blocks of Π.
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
We may assume X is a finite union of disjoint balls of the same valuative radius α ∈ Γ ∪ {±∞}, each minus a finite union of proper sub-balls, since any definable set is a finite union of definable sets of that form.
Integration in valued fields
Then T1X is the union of the maximal open sub-ball S of radius α, with rv−1 (H ), where H = rv(X \ S ). S can be treated as in Case 2. −1 (α) minus finitely many points. −1 (α), consisting of valrv Here H is a subset of valrv Cases 3a,4a: X is a union of m balls (perhaps with holes) of types 1-4 above.
Integration in valued fields
The point is that an arbitrary definable set is an RV-union of constructible ones, and the integration theory commutes with RV-unions.
Integration in valued fields