from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To unite (one thing) with something else already in existence: incorporated the letter into her diary.
- transitive v. To admit as a member to a corporation or similar organization.
- transitive v. To cause to merge or combine together into a united whole.
- transitive v. To cause to form into a legal corporation: incorporate a business.
- transitive v. To give substance or material form to; embody.
- transitive v. Linguistics To cause (a word, for example) to undergo noun incorporation.
- intransitive v. To become united or combined into an organized body.
- intransitive v. To become or form a legal corporation: San Antonio incorporated as a city in 1837.
- intransitive v. Linguistics To be formed by or allow formation by noun incorporation.
- adj. Combined into one united body; merged.
- adj. Formed into a legal corporation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To include (something) as a part.
- v. To mix (something in) as an ingredient; to blend
- v. To admit as a member of a company
- v. To form into a legal company.
- v. In United States constitutional law, to make the powers of the states be limited by the Bill of Rights
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not consisting of matter; not having a material body; incorporeal; spiritual.
- adj. Not incorporated; not existing as a corporation.
- adj. Corporate; incorporated; made one body, or united in one body; associated; mixed together; combined; embodied.
- transitive v. To form into a body; to combine, as different ingredients, into one consistent mass.
- transitive v. To unite with a material body; to give a material form to; to embody.
- transitive v. To unite with, or introduce into, a mass already formed; ; -- used with with and into.
- transitive v. To unite intimately; to blend; to assimilate; to combine into a structure or organization, whether material or mental
- transitive v. To form into a legal body, or body politic; to constitute into a corporation recognized by law, with special functions, rights, duties and liabilities
- intransitive v. To unite in one body so as to make a part of it; to be mixed or blended; -- usually followed by with.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To form into a body; combine, as different individuals, elements, materials, or ingredients, into one body.
- To unite with a body or substance; unite intimately; work in; introduce and combine so as to form a part.
- To place in a body; give material form to; incarnate; embody.
- To form into a body corporate or politic; constitute as a corporation, with power to act as one person and have perpetual succession; confer corporate rights upon: as, to incorporate a city or a town; to incorporate a bank or a railroad company.
- Synonyms and 2. To blend, merge, consolidate.
- To unite with another body so as to make a part of it; be mixed, blended, or combined; be worked in: usually followed by with.
- Incorporated; united in one body; mixed; conjoined; intimately associated.
- Not corporeal; not bodily or material; not having a material body.
- Not corporate; not existing as a corporation: as, an incorporate bank.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. unite or merge with something already in existence
- v. form a corporation
- adj. formed or united into a whole
- v. make into a whole or make part of a whole
- v. include or contain; have as a component
Middle English incorporaten, from Late Latin incorporāre, incorporāt-, to form into a body : Latin in-, causative pref.; see in-2 + Latin corpus, corpor-, body; see corpus.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)