Definitions for union

Definitions for (noun) union

Main entry: unification, union, uniting, conjugation, jointure

Definition: the act of making or becoming a single unit

Usage: the union of opposing factions; he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays

Main entry: conjugation, coupling, union, sexual union, mating, pairing

Definition: the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes

Usage: the casual couplings of adolescents; the mating of some species occurs only in the spring

Main entry: union

Definition: a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner)

Main entry: union

Definition: the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts

Usage: lightning produced an unusual union of the metals

Main entry: join, sum, union

Definition: a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets

Usage: let C be the union of the sets A and B

Main entry: labor union, brotherhood, union, trade union, trades union

Definition: an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer

Usage: you have to join the union in order to get a job

Main entry: union

Definition: a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations

Usage: the Soviet Union

Main entry: Union, North

Definition: the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)

Usage: he has visited every state in the Union; Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union; the North's superior resources turned the scale

Main entry: union, conglutination

Definition: healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones

Main entry: marriage, matrimony, union, spousal relationship, wedlock

Definition: the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)

Usage: a long and happy marriage; God bless this union

Main entry: unification, union

Definition: the state of being joined or united or linked

Usage: there is strength in union

Definitions for (adj) union

Main entry: Union, Federal

Definition: being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War

Usage: Union soldiers; Federal forces; a Federal infantryman

Main entry: union

Definition: of trade unions

Usage: the union movement; union negotiations; a union-shop clause in the contract

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