from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To grow together; fuse.
- intransitive v. To come together so as to form one whole; unite: The rebel units coalesced into one army to fight the invaders. See Synonyms at mix.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To join into a single mass or whole.
- v. To form from different pieces or elements.
- v. When two, or more, pieces of metal are bonded together (usually via welding) by liquefying the places where they are to be bonded, coalescing these liquids, and allowing the coalesced liquid to solidify. At the end of this process the two pieces of metal have become one continuous solid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To grow together; to unite by growth into one body.
- intransitive v. To unite in one body or product; to combine into one body or community.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To grow together; unite by growth into one body.
- To combine or be collected or joined, so as to form one body.
- Hence To come or join together; unite so as to form one party, community, or the like: as, political parties sometimes coalesce.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. fuse or cause to grow together
- v. mix together different elements
Romanticism: Such massive evidence of the failure to make the various individual readings coalesce is a somewhat melancholy spectacle.
He stepped forward to kind of coalesce all this energy around, can we do it?
And quantum phenomena happen even if no observer is there to make them "coalesce".
They may wish to build their home back up, but it's going to require an entire neighborhood to kind of coalesce and that's a difficult thing to get together, isn't it?
I have no strong feeling one way or the other as to which party will prevail here But I don't see that kind of coalesce, clear strategy on the part of the Democrats.
I believe all Americans would "coalesce" around this plan to fulfill the access requirements for all citizens and residents of our wonderful country, this land of freedom and opportunity, the best hope of the world.
Therapy won't change anyone unless the person is honest with the therapist, wants to change, and is willing to Obama tells Dems not to jam health bill through, urges them to 'coalesce' around popular ideas
Obama urges lawmakers "coalesce" on healthcare deal
Obama urges lawmakers 'coalesce' on healthcare deal
He said lawmakers could "coalesce" around popular "core elements" of the legislation.