American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To join or fasten together.
- v. To associate or consider as related: no reason to connect the two events. See Synonyms at join.
- v. To join to or by means of a communications circuit: Please connect me to the number in San Diego. Her computer is connected to the Internet.
- v. To plug in (an electrical cord or device) to an outlet.
- v. To become joined or united: two streams connecting to form a river.
- v. To be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as between airplanes or buses.
- v. To establish a rapport or relationship; relate: The candidate failed to connect with the voters.
- v. Sports To hit or play a ball successfully: The batter connected for a home run.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- To join, unite, or cohere.
- To make connection in time and place (with another train or boat): as, the boat connects with the train at Fall River.
- v. intransitive, of an object To join (to another object): to attach, or to be intended to attach or capable of attaching, to another object.
- v. intransitive, of two objects To join: to attach, or to be intended to attach or capable of attaching, to each other.
- v. transitive, of an object To join (two other objects), or to join (one object) to (another object): to be a link between two objects, thereby attaching them to each other.
- v. transitive, of a person To join (two other objects), or to join (one object) to (another object): to take one object and attach it to another.
- v. To join an electrical or telephone line to a circuit or network.
- v. To associate.
- v. To make a travel connection; to switch from one means of transport to another as part of the same trip.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. 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.
- v. To associate (a person or thing, or one's self) with another person, thing, business, or affair.
- v. To establish a communication link; -- used with with.
- v. To electronically or mechanically link (a device) to another device, or to link a device to a common communication line; -- used with with.
- v. To join, unite, or cohere; to have a close relation.
- v. land on or hit solidly
- v. be or become joined or united or linked
- v. join for the purpose of communication
- v. establish a rapport or relationship
- v. plug into an outlet
- v. join by means of communication equipment
- v. make a logical or causal connection
- v. hit or play a ball successfully
- v. connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
- v. be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation
- v. establish communication with someone
- From Latin cōnnectō ("fasten together"), from con ("together") + nectō ("bind, tie"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English connecten, from Latin cōnectere, connectere : cō-, com-, com- + nectere, to bind; see ned- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“$connect = mysql_connect ($hostname, $username, $password) or die ( "Error: could not connect to database");”
“One site that does a quality job (however sobering and gloomy) of collecting dismal dots to connect, is so-called Mike Ruppert's so-called blog.”
“The way he and the four soldiers connect is something of a miracle.”
“How they connect is both coincidental and haunting.”
“Though I'm not shy, I know many people are and giving them an opportunity to connect is absolutely priceless.”
“Cutler couldn't connect from the Bills '15-yard line on consecutive passes to the end zone to Brandon Stokley, sure made the Chargers happy.”
“The issue on which we seem to not connect is the polarized partisan political environment which lets thugs like Rove and Gingrich and Cheney work their wonders, such as putting the failed oil man, Bush, in the White House, in the first place.”
“That means that the calls connect internationally, but cost the scammers almost nothing when anyone calls them.”
“Elsewhere, water industry experts have speculated that Thames Water could in the long-term connect the desalination plant directly to the next-door Beckton sewage plant, in east London, to produce recycled water.”
“It let us call the connect method on the Mapper without having to pass it in as a block parameter.”
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