from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To bring together so as to form a whole.
- transitive v. To combine (people) in interest, attitude, or action: "the love that unites humanity” ( Germaine Greer).
- transitive v. To join (a couple) in marriage.
- transitive v. To cause to adhere.
- transitive v. To have or demonstrate in combination: She unites common sense with vision.
- intransitive v. To become or seem to become joined, formed, or combined into a unit.
- intransitive v. To join and act together in a common purpose or endeavor. See Synonyms at join.
- intransitive v. To be or become bound together by adhesion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To come or bring together as one.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To put together so as to make one; to join, as two or more constituents, to form a whole; to combine; to connect; to join; to cause to adhere
- transitive v. Hence, to join by a legal or moral bond, as families by marriage, nations by treaty, men by opinions; to join in interest, affection, fellowship, or the like; to cause to agree; to harmonize; to associate; to attach.
- intransitive v. To become one; to be cemented or consolidated; to combine, as by adhesion or mixture; to coalesce; to grow together.
- intransitive v. To join in an act; to concur; to act in concert.
- adj. United; joint.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To combine or conjoin so as to form one; make to be one and to be no longer separate; incorporate in one: as, to unite two kingdoms or two armies.
- To connect, conjoin, bring together, or associate by some bond, legal or other; join in interest, affection, fellowship, or the like; ally; link together; associate; conjoin; couple; combine: as, to unite families by marriage; to unite nations by treaty; to unite fresh adherents to a cause.
- To make to agree or be uniform; harmonize.
- To cause to adhere; attach; connect together: as, to unite bricks or stones by means of cement.
- Synonyms To consolidate, amalgamate, blend, merge.
- To become one; become combined or incorporated; be consolidated; coalesce; combine; commingle.
- To join in action; concur; act in concert.
- United; joint.
- n. An English gold coin issued by James I. and current for 20 shillings; a jacobus.
- n. An obsolete spelling of unit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. have or possess in combination
- v. bring together for a common purpose or action or ideology or in a shared situation
- v. be or become joined or united or linked
- v. join or combine
- v. act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
- v. become one
Middle English uniten, from Latin ūnīre, ūnīt-, from ūnus, one; see oi-no- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin ūnītus, perfect passive participle of ūniō. (Wiktionary)