Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To join or become joined together; unite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To join together; to unite; to combine.
  • v. To marry.
  • v. To join as coordinate elements, often with a coordinating conjunction, such as coordinate clauses.
  • v. To combine two sets, conditions, or expressions by a logical AND; to intersect.
  • v. To unite, to join, to league.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To unite; to join; to league.
  • transitive v. To join together; to unite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To join together; bring into relation or contact; unite, as one thing to another.
  • To associate or connect.
  • Specifically To join in marriage.
  • To form a union or league; come or act together; unite.
  • Conjoined.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. take in marriage
  • v. make contact or come together

Etymologies

Middle English conjoinen, from Old French conjoindre, conjoign-, from Latin coniungere : com-, com- + iungere, to join; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French conjoindre, from Latin coniungo, from com- together + iungo join (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In a kind of literary sleuthing, Ms. Zanganeh haunts many of the places where Nabokov lived, visits his grave in Clarens, Switzerland, detects portents that link her with him, celebrating fluky coincidences between Nabokov and herself and correlations that conjoin them in some sort of "relationship," although she does point out that she was only 10 months old when he died on July 2, 1977.

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  • Yet, over a century ago, carpetbagging Arizona politicians bucked a US House Committee's recommendation to conjoin Arizona and New Mexico as a single state.

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  • What happens when entire continents are firestormed as urban fire fronts spread and conjoin, reaching into natural forests and farm land across the nation?

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  • The best twinsets are versatile enough to allow the wearer to separate them in an instant or conjoin them as designed without hesitation.

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  • Only dogmatic Darwin worshipers could be dumb enough to believe that these stalactites and stalagmites would know where to start growing so that eventually meet at a point, conjoin, become a pillar and hold the roof of the cave up.

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  • In accordance with the growing numbers of Americans on the autism spectrum (1.5 million and counting) there lies before us an opportunity for unlimited possibilities if we conjoin in a partnership that decrees "we are all more alike than different."

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  • Mr. HUNT: Yes, and this piece is particularly fun to sing because it's written in a polychoral style whereby one choir sings to the other, the other answers it, and then you have this wonderful coming together of the two choirs as the lovers conjoin.

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  • Thus the meeting of these four channels at the navel chakra parallels the structure of solar and lunar eclipses, when these four heavenly bodies likewise conjoin.

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  • The spiral construct is, of course, meant to conjoin the mathematical and the mystical, and, as Kandinsky might say, convey to us an inner resonance.

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  • Both which I think are a little on the ridiculous side – but the term for person that you live with but that you are not officially married to is ‘conjoin’ or ‘conjoine’.

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