Definitions of combine

  1. gather in a mass, sum, or whole
  2. a consortium of companies formed to limit competition; " they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly"
  3. have or possess in combination; " she unites charm with a good business sense"
  4. harvester that heads and threshes and cleans grain while moving across the field
  5. an occurrence that results in things being united
  6. put or add together; " combine resources"
  7. combine so as to form a whole; mix; " compound the ingredients"
  8. a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service; " they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly"
  9. add together from different sources; " combine resources"
  10. 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.
  11. To bind; to hold by a moral tie.
  12. To form a union; to agree; to coalesce; to confederate.
  13. To unite by affinity or natural attraction; as, two substances, which will not combine of themselves, may be made to combine by the intervention of a third.
  14. 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.
  15. To cause a promiscuous interpenetration of the parts of, as of two or more substances with each other, or of one substance with others; to unite or blend into one mass or compound, as by stirring together; to mingle; to blend; as, to mix flour and salt; to mix wines.
  16. To unite or join; link closely together.
  17. To unite; agree.
  18. Colloquially, a secret joining together of persons.
  19. To join two together: to unite intimately.
  20. To come into close union: ( chem.) to unite and form a new compound.
  21. To unite; join; agree.
  22. To bring or come into a close union; blend; unite.
  23. To unite; to unite closely; to cause to unite.
  24. To unite, agree, or coalesce; to unite in friendship or league; to unite by affinity.
  25. To unite or join together two or more things; to link closely together; to cause to unite or bring into union; to unite, agree, or coalesce; to league together.

Usage examples for combine

  1. Men sought to combine faith in revealed religion with the empirical philosophy of Locke. – Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant by Edward Moore
  2. The fact that she knew how it was to come out would not make it less the interesting play- in a world where, after all, strange things happen, so that no man may see the end from the beginning, nor count upon as inevitable an outcome which all the fates may combine to threaten and to thwart. – The Brown Study by Grace S. Richmond
  3. Then the planters attempted to combine to bring wages to a paying level, and this led to strikes of the negroes. – The West Indies and the Spanish Main [1899] by James Rodway
  4. Where all our kith and kin combine To prove that we are worse than rude, If we should criticise the wine Or make complaints about the food. – Verse and Worse by Harry Graham
  5. A fairly long leader, entitled, " The Shanghai Opium Combine: Frantic Efforts to Secure Further Privileges in China," caused me to forget " pollidge" and everything else, and to read hastily to the end. – Peking Dust by Ellen N. La Motte
  6. 6. When all the religious forces in any community can combine and work together, all the work that needs to be done in the community can be done, and there will be no lack of resources to carry it on with vigor and success. – The Making of a Country Parish by Harlow S. (Harlow Spencer) Mills
  7. She has to combine the qualities of a baby nurse and a police magistrate. – Dear Enemy by Jean Webster
  8. " It is rather hard to combine the two principles," I said-" the living of life, I mean, and the giving away of life." – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  9. Information- giving is not the method nor the mission of art; the four, or five arts if we include acting, with which we may have to do in elementary discipline combine and play into one another without difficulty. – Literature in the Elementary School by Porter Lander MacClintock
  10. An advertisement for a governess met her eye, which seemed to combine the two things she most needed just then,- employment and change of air. – Work: A Story of Experience by Louisa May Alcott
  11. Did these Grain Growers fight the elevator combine of the early days in order that they could establish a Farmers' Combine? – Deep Furrows by Hopkins Moorhouse
  12. Yes, the spirits of the wine are related to others; and when they discover their brothers in the breasts of men, so combine they vigorously, and bursting their bonds, rush forth into active operation. – The Student-Life of Germany by William Howitt
  13. To combine politeness with pride is a masterpiece of wisdom. – Counsels and Maxims From The Essays Of Arthur Schopenhauer by Arthur Schopenhauer
  14. I am less unhappy than the rest, because I have a mind replete with images, which I can vary and combine at pleasure. – Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson
  15. His method was, and is, to combine argument with the more telling weapon of ridicule. – Personality in Literature by Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
  16. As has been pointed out, the parties of the Left are entirely separate and they are by no means able always to combine in action upon a public question. – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  17. I should be very sad if I weren't hoping that Jack and Peter Storm and I may be able to combine together and stop things from going all to bits. – The Lightning Conductor Discovers America by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
  18. But surely we can, putting all that aside, combine to help Roger? – Marriage à la mode by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  19. There must be something like a general agreement among the citizens of the several States, as represented in the Congress, that the change is needed and desired in the interest of the people, as a whole; and there should then be a sincere, intelligent, and disinterested effort to make it in such shape as will combine, so far as possible, the maximum of good to the people at large with the minimum of necessary disregard for the special interests of localities or classes. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various