from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To put or bring together so as to make continuous or form a unit: join two boards with nails; joined hands in a circle.
- transitive v. To put or bring into close association or relationship: two families that were joined by marriage; join forces.
- transitive v. To connect (points), as with a straight line.
- transitive v. To meet and merge with: where the creek joins the river.
- transitive v. To become a part or member of: joined the photography club.
- transitive v. To come into the company of: joined the group in the waiting room.
- transitive v. To participate with in an act or activity: The committee joins me in welcoming you.
- transitive v. To adjoin.
- transitive v. To engage in; enter into: Opposing armies joined battle on the plain.
- intransitive v. To come together so as to form a connection: where the two bones join.
- intransitive v. To act together; form an alliance: The two factions joined to oppose the measure.
- intransitive v. To become a member of a group.
- intransitive v. To take part; participate: joined in the search.
- n. A joint; a junction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To combine more than one item into one; to put together.
- v. To come together; to meet.
- v. To come into the company of.
- v. To become a member of.
- v. To produce an intersection of data in two or more database tables.
- n. An intersection of piping or wiring; an interconnect.
- n. An intersection of data in two or more database tables.
- n. The lowest upper bound, an operation between pairs of elements in a lattice, denoted by the symbol ∨.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To bring together, literally or figuratively; to place in contact; to connect; to couple; to unite; to combine; to associate; to add; to append.
- transitive v. To associate one's self to; to be or become connected with; to league one's self with; to unite with
- transitive v. To unite in marriage.
- transitive v. To enjoin upon; to command.
- transitive v. To accept, or engage in, as a contest.
- transitive v. To meet with and accompany.
- transitive v. To combine with (another person) in performing some activity.
- intransitive v. To be contiguous, close, or in contact; to come together; to unite; to mingle; to form a union
- n. The line joining two points; the point common to two intersecting lines.
- n. The place or part where objects have been joined; a joint; a seam.
- n. The combining of multiple tables to answer a query in a relational database system.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put or bring together; bring into conjunction, or into association or harmony; unite; combine; associate: as, to join two planks by tenons; to join forces in an undertaking.
- To unite, as one thing to or with another; bring into conjunction or association; cause to be united or connected in any way: followed by to or with.
- To unite or form a junction with; become connected with or a part of; come into association or union with: as, to join a church, party, or society; the Missouri river joins the Mississippi; to join one in an enterprise.
- To unite or take part in, in a friendly or hostile manner; engage in with another or others: as, he joined issue with his opponent; the forces joined battle.
- To adjoin; be adjacent or contiguous to: as, his land joins mine.
- To enjoin; command.
- To be contiguous or close; lie or come together; form a junction.
- To unite or become associated; confederate; league.
- To meet in hostile encounter; join battle.
- n. The place where two things are joined; the line or surface of juncture; a joint; also, the mode of joining.
- To draw, as the sect of which A and B are the end points.
- n. In geometry, the straight determined by two points.
- n. An abbreviation of joinery.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be or become joined or united or linked
- v. make contact or come together
- n. a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets
- n. the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
- v. become part of; become a member of a group or organization
- v. cause to become joined or linked
- v. come into the company of
Middle English joinen, from Old French joindre, joign-, join-, from Latin iungere.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French joindre, from Latin iungō ("join, yoke"), from Proto-Indo-European *yeug- “to join, unite”. (Wiktionary)