Definitions of union

  1. healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones
  2. the act of making or becoming a single unit; " the union of opposing factions"; " he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays"
  3. the United States ( especially the northern states during the American Civil War); " he has visited every state in the Union"; " Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union"; " the North's superior resources turned the scale"
  4. a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties ( typically in the upper inner corner)
  5. the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts; " lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"
  6. a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations; " the Soviet Union"
  7. the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life ( or until divorce); " a long and happy marriage"; " God bless this union"
  8. The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one, or the state of being united or joined; junction; coalition; combination.
  9. Agreement and conjunction of mind, spirit, will, affections, or the like; harmony; concord.
  10. That which is united, or made one; something formed by a combination or coalition of parts or members; a confederation; a consolidated body; a league; as, the weavers have formed a union; trades unions have become very numerous; the United States of America are often called the Union.
  11. A textile fabric composed of two or more materials, as cotton, silk, wool, etc., woven together.
  12. A device emblematic of union, used on a national flag or ensign, sometimes, as in the military standard of Great Britain, covering the whole field; sometimes, as in the flag of the United States, and the English naval and marine flag, occupying the upper inner corner, the rest of the flag being called the fly. Also, a flag having such a device; especially, the flag of Great Britain.
  13. A joint or other connection uniting parts of machinery, or the like, as the elastic pipe of a tender connecting it with the feed pipe of a locomotive engine; especially, a pipe fitting for connecting pipes, or pipes and fittings, in such a way as to facilitate disconnection.
  14. A cask suspended on trunnions, in which fermentation is carried on.
  15. Agreement; harmony.
  16. The act of joining two or more things in one; the state of being so joined; a combination; agreement or concord; a whole made of parts joined together; as, a union of states; a device on a national flag, signifying the joining of the parts of the nation; a trade- union, or association of workers in a given trade or industry, for mutual benefit.
  17. Act of uniting; that which is united; junction; confederation; concord.
  18. The act of uniting, or the state of being united; a joining; coalescence.
  19. A whole formed by uniting elements previously separate; a combination; consolidation; confederation; league; wedlock.
  20. The act of joining two or more things into one; the junction or coalition of things thus united; combination, as of parishes, for the support of the poor; a combination of workmen; a trades union; a combination workhouse; concord; symmetry or harmony; alliance; coalition; confederacy. The Union flag of Great Britain, a flag consisting of the crosses of St. George, St. Andrew, and St. Patrick united.
  21. The act of joining two or more things into one in order to form a new body; concord; agreement; intimate connection; confederacy; a permanent combination among workmen engaged in the same occupation or trade, and which is instituted for mutual protection and assistance in matters of dispute between them and their employers, for the increase of wages, for the shortening of the hours of labour, and for suchlike; a joint or connection; several parishes united for the joint management of their poor.
  22. being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the Civil War; " Union soldiers"; " Federal forces"; " a Federal infantryman"
  23. Pertaining to union.