Definitions of union

  1. an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer; " you have to join the union in order to get a job"
  2. healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones
  3. 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"
  4. 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"
  5. a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets; " let C be the union of the sets A and B"
  6. 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"
  7. a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties ( typically in the upper inner corner)
  8. the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts; " lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"
  9. a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations; " the Soviet Union"
  10. the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life ( or until divorce); " a long and happy marriage"; " God bless this union"
  11. The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one, or the state of being united or joined; junction; coalition; combination.
  12. Agreement and conjunction of mind, spirit, will, affections, or the like; harmony; concord.
  13. 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.
  14. A textile fabric composed of two or more materials, as cotton, silk, wool, etc., woven together.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. A cask suspended on trunnions, in which fermentation is carried on.
  18. Agreement; harmony.
  19. 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.
  20. Act of uniting; that which is united; junction; confederation; concord.
  21. Pertaining to union.
  22. The act of uniting, or the state of being united; a joining; coalescence.
  23. A whole formed by uniting elements previously separate; a combination; consolidation; confederation; league; wedlock.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.

Usage examples for union

  1. Whether the Union troops were surprised or not at this battle, we cannot here pause to discuss. – Comic History of the United States by Bill Nye
  2. Then Mr. Barrett said quickly: " Your heart is not in this union?" – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. Happiness could not follow such a union, and to enter into it would be doing a great wrong. – The Home Mission by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  4. But in spite of this, and of the prospect of a catastrophe, which the union of the Germans made imminent, they seem to have gone into Saturday's sitting firmly resolved not to yield. – Letters From Rome on the Council by Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger
  5. Is it a labor union? – The House of Torchy by Sewell Ford
  6. We found more Union sentiment in Atlanta than anywhere else in the South. – A Narrative of Service with the Third Wisconsin Infantry by Julian Wisner Hinkley
  7. But I'm a Union man. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  8. Tapu was a man who, with his wife Tea, lived there and had a daughter named Tapuitea, from the union of the names of her parents. – Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before by George Turner
  9. A single child had come to bless each union in the parents' late middle age. – The Settling of the Sage by Hal G. Evarts
  10. I thought so, too, though I was a Union man and did not want the State to go out. – Democracy An American Novel by Henry Adams
  11. I shall be frank with you, Littlepage, and confess I have been very anxious for the union of my daughter and Mr. Bulstrode, added Herman Mordaunt, in the interview we had before I left the Nest; and I trust to your own good sense to account for it. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  12. I'm a friend- I'm Union. – The Red Acorn by John McElroy
  13. In union is strength. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  14. The Union officer in charge of them slept outside their door that night. – A Portrait of Old George Town by Grace Dunlop Ecker
  15. But as a great state we will join the Union if the Union will accept us. – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  16. Union Sewing Machine late 1860 1861 Co. – The Invention of the Sewing Machine by Grace Rogers Cooper
  17. The North determined that they would not allow the Union to be broken up, and so they fought. – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
  18. Then he put his horse to the run and in a moment discovered that a troop of Confederate cavalry was approaching from behind to meet a troop of Union cavalry approaching from the front. – The Adventures of Buffalo Bill by Col. William F. Cody
  19. No union touch about his work. – Back To Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce