from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To bring into a state of unity; make united.
- intransitive verb To join (two or more substances) to make a single substance, such as a chemical compound; mix.
- intransitive verb To have, exhibit, or involve in combination.
- intransitive verb To harvest (a grain crop) using a cutting, threshing, and cleaning machine.
- intransitive verb To become united.
- intransitive verb To join together for a common purpose. synonym: join.
- intransitive verb Chemistry To form a compound.
- intransitive verb To harvest a grain crop using a cutting, threshing, and cleaning machine.
- noun A power-operated harvesting machine that cuts, threshes, and cleans grain.
- noun An association of people or groups united for the furtherance of political or commercial interests.
- noun A combination.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To associate, unite, or join into a whole; connect closely together.
- Synonyms To mix, compound, blend.
- To unite; coalesce: as, honor and policy combine to justify the measure.
- Specifically To unite in friendship or alliance for the attainment of some common end; league together; join forces; associate; coöperate: followed by with.
- To unite by affinity or chemical attraction: as, two substances which will not combine of themselves may be made to combine by the intervention of a third.
- noun A combination or agreement; especially, a secret combination for the purpose of committing fraud; a conspiracy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb To form a union; to agree; to coalesce; to confederate.
- intransitive verb To unite by affinity or natural attraction.
- intransitive verb (Card Playing) In the game of casino, to play a card which will take two or more cards whose aggregate number of pips equals those of the card played.
- intransitive verb (Chem.) that proportional weight, usually referred to hydrogen as a standard, and for each element fixed and exact, by which an element unites with another to form a distinct compound. The combining weights either are identical with, or are multiples or submultiples of, the atomic weight. See Atomic weight, under
- transitive verb To unite or join; to link closely together; to bring into harmonious union; to cause or unite so as to form a homogeneous substance, as by chemical union.
- transitive verb obsolete To bind; to hold by a moral tie.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive To
bring(two or more things or activities) together; to unite.
- verb transitive to have two or more things or properties that function together
- verb intransitive To come together; to
- verb card games In the game of
casino, to play a card which will take two or more cards whose aggregate number of pipsequals those of the card played.
- noun A
- noun A
concern, consortiumor syndicate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb put or add together
- verb have or possess in combination
- verb join for a common purpose or in a common action
- verb add together from different sources
- verb mix together different elements
- noun a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service
- verb gather in a mass, sum, or whole
- noun an occurrence that results in things being united
- verb combine so as to form a whole; mix
- noun harvester that heads and threshes and cleans grain while moving across the field
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
It seems that both senses of the word combine in the above passage.
But like many other players, Brees learned the combine is all about measurable numbers.
But whoever imagines, upon this account, that masters rarely combine, is as ignorant of the world as of the subject.
One key area where my business and personal interests naturally combine is through
LB Scott McKillop is essentially Coffee's equal, though he excelled in combine workouts.
Many elements of the story -- including the legend of a rogue Boojum that ate her crew, mysterious metal canisters, and a tough captain -- combine beautifully to make a cohesive, well-structured story that was fun to read.
The scouting combine is over, the individual workouts are underway, and there's little doubt the tag line of an old cigarette commercial will be jingling through the minds of general managers and scouts as they look at tape and contemplate their next move: It's what's up front that counts.
"What he ran at the combine is what he ran for us for three years," Friedgen says.
Not very surprisingly, the climax, where most of the narrative lines combine, is confused and ineffective.
Today this is done with a combination reaper/thresher called combine for short, a machine that can cost well over a million dollars.