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. the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; " the casual couplings of adolescents"; " the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"
  5. 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"
  6. 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"
  7. 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"
  8. the state of being joined or united or linked; " there is strength in union"
  9. a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties ( typically in the upper inner corner)
  10. the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts; " lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"
  11. a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations; " the Soviet Union"
  12. the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life ( or until divorce); " a long and happy marriage"; " God bless this union"
  13. The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one, or the state of being united or joined; junction; coalition; combination.
  14. Agreement and conjunction of mind, spirit, will, affections, or the like; harmony; concord.
  15. 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.
  16. A textile fabric composed of two or more materials, as cotton, silk, wool, etc., woven together.
  17. A large, fine pearl.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. A cask suspended on trunnions, in which fermentation is carried on.
  21. Agreement; harmony.
  22. 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.
  23. Uniting of lips of a wound. Joining of two separate parts.
  24. A uniting: that which is united or made one: a body formed by the combination of parts: concord: harmony in color: agreement between parts: a combination, as among workmen for class protection: several English parishes united for joint support and management of their poor, also the workhouse for such: ( pl.) textile fabrics made up of more than one kind of fibre.
  25. Act of uniting; that which is united; junction; confederation; concord.
  26. Pertaining to union.
  27. The act of uniting, or the state of being united; a joining; coalescence.
  28. A whole formed by uniting elements previously separate; a combination; consolidation; confederation; league; wedlock.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.

Quotes of union

  1. I handed over names and compromised so many CIA agents in the Soviet Union – Aldrich Ames
  2. I would rather propose a bureau somewhat similar to that which we have in the Universal Postal Union – Fredrik Bajer
  3. A union of government and religion tends to destroy government and degrade religion. – Hugo Black
  4. The decision to join or not join a service union political party or other organization should be left up to the individual. No such organization has the right to take money out of the pockets of state workers without their proper consent. – Matt Blunt
  5. The African Union has to act in order to put an end to armed conflicts that undermine the continent, to fight against the devastation caused by AIDS and other contagious diseases, to promote sustainable development of its member states. – Omar Bongo
  6. If someone talks about union fidelity, a monogamous relationship, love, blessing; I would say it sounds like marriage to me. And blessing, you see, I think is undermining our sacrament of marriage. – George Carey
  7. The unions claim the deck is stacked against them when it comes to labor laws, but the truth is many private and public sector workers are forced to pay union dues as a condition of their employment, yet they have little say in how the unions spend their money. – Linda Chavez
  8. Yoga means union in all its significances and dimensions. – Indra Devi
  9. The methods by which a trade union can alone act, are necessarily destructive; its organization is necessarily tyrannical. – Henry George
  10. The sexes were made for each other, and only in the wise and loving union of the two is the fullness of health and duty and happiness to be expected. – William Hall
  11. There is no doubt that this government and this country are benefiting from the reforms that we brought in the 1980s, and that couldn't have been done without the co -operation of the trade union movement. – Bob Hawke
  12. But the most important thing about that story, which is not often told, is that as a result after the Cuban missile crisis, immediate steps were taken to correct our inability to collect on the movement of nuclear material out of the Soviet Union to other places. – David Kay
  13. Upon the union of the male germ cell with the female egg cell, a new cell is created which almost immediately splits into two parts. One of these grows rapidly, creating the human body of the individual with all its organs, and dies only with the individual. – Christian Lous Lange
  14. It is the hope of the European Union that Ariel Sharon will keep the peace process alive and continue the dialogue according to the wishes of all the parties involved. – Goran Persson
  15. Anyone who doesn't regret the passing of the Soviet Union has no heart. Anyone who wants it restored has no brains. – Vladimir Putin

Usage examples for union

  1. 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
  2. The Union officer in charge of them slept outside their door that night. – A Portrait of Old George Town by Grace Dunlop Ecker
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Is it a labor union – The House of Torchy by Sewell Ford
  7. 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
  8. " I shall not forget you, Henry," said Maggie, coming to his side and taking his hand in hers, " neither will you forget me; and when the year has passed away, only think how much pleasanter it will be for us to be married here at home, with grandma's blessing on our union – Maggie Miller by Mary J. Holmes
  9. No union touch about his work. – Back To Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce
  10. A single child had come to bless each union in the parents' late middle age. – The Settling of the Sage by Hal G. Evarts
  11. Then Mr. Barrett said quickly: " Your heart is not in this union – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  12. Union Sewing Machine late 1860 1861 Co. – The Invention of the Sewing Machine by Grace Rogers Cooper
  13. But as a great state we will join the Union if the Union will accept us. – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. In union is strength. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  17. But I'm a Union man. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  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. I'm a friend- I'm Union – The Red Acorn by John McElroy
  20. 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

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