1. the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made;
[syn: articulation, join, joint, juncture, junction]
2. a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets;
- Example: "let C be the union of the sets A and B"
[syn: union, sum, join]
1. become part of; become a member of a group or organization;
- Example: "He joined the Communist Party as a young man"
[syn: join, fall in, get together]
2. cause to become joined or linked;
- Example: "join these two parts so that they fit together"
[syn: join, bring together]
3. come into the company of;
- Example: "She joined him for a drink"
4. make contact or come together;
- Example: "The two roads join here"
[syn: join, conjoin]
5. be or become joined or united or linked;
- Example: "The two streets connect to become a highway"
- Example: "Our paths joined"
- Example: "The travelers linked up again at the airport"
[syn: connect, link, link up, join, unite]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Join \Join\ (join), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Joined (joind); p. pr. & vb. n. Joining.] [OE. joinen, joignen, F. joindre, fr. L. jungere to yoke, bind together, join; akin to jugum yoke. See Yoke, and cf. Conjugal, Junction, Junta.] [1913 Webster] 1. To bring together, literally or figuratively; to place in contact; to connect; to couple; to unite; to combine; to associate; to add; to append. [1913 Webster] Woe unto them that join house to house. --Is. v. 8. [1913 Webster] Held up his left hand, which did flame and burn Like twenty torches joined. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Thy tuneful voice with numbers join. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To associate one's self to; to be or become connected with; to league one's self with; to unite with; as, to join a party; to join the church. [1913 Webster] We jointly now to join no other head. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To unite in marriage. [1913 Webster] He that joineth his virgin in matrimony. --Wyclif. [1913 Webster] What, therefore, God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. --Matt. xix. 6. [1913 Webster] 4. To enjoin upon; to command. [Obs. & R.] [1913 Webster] They join them penance, as they call it. --Tyndale. [1913 Webster] 5. To accept, or engage in, as a contest; as, to join encounter, battle, issue. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 6. To meet with and accompany; as, we joined them at the restaurant. [PJC] 7. To combine with (another person) in performing some activity; as, join me in welcoming our new president. [PJC] To join battle, To join issue. See under Battle, Issue. Syn: To add; annex; unite; connect; combine; consociate; couple; link; append. See Add. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Join \Join\, v. i. To be contiguous, close, or in contact; to come together; to unite; to mingle; to form a union; as, the bones of the skull join; two rivers join. [1913 Webster] Whose house joined hard to the synagogue. --Acts xviii. 7. [1913 Webster] Should we again break thy commandments, and join in affinity with the people of these abominations? --Ezra ix. 14. [1913 Webster] Nature and fortune joined to make thee great. --Shak. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Join \Join\, n. 1. (Geom.) The line joining two points; the point common to two intersecting lines. --Henrici. [1913 Webster] 2. The place or part where objects have been joined; a joint; a seam. [PJC] 3. (Computers) The combining of multiple tables to answer a query in a relational database system. [PJC]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
join n 1: the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made [syn: articulation, join, joint, juncture, junction] 2: 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" [syn: union, sum, join] v 1: become part of; become a member of a group or organization; "He joined the Communist Party as a young man" [syn: join, fall in, get together] 2: cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together" [syn: join, bring together] [ant: disjoin, disjoint] 3: come into the company of; "She joined him for a drink" 4: make contact or come together; "The two roads join here" [syn: join, conjoin] [ant: disjoin, disjoint] 5: be or become joined or united or linked; "The two streets connect to become a highway"; "Our paths joined"; "The travelers linked up again at the airport" [syn: connect, link, link up, join, unite]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
385 Moby Thesaurus words for "join": abut, abut on, accompany, accord, accouple, accumulate, act in concert, act together, act with, add, adhere, adjoin, affiliate, affiliate with, affix, agglomerate, agglutinate, aggregate, aggroup, agree, align with, ally, amalgamate, amass, annex, append, appose, arrange a match, articulate, assemble, assimilate, associate, associate with, assort with, attach, band, band together, batch, be coextensive with, be consistent, be contiguous, be continuous, be enfranchised, be implicated in, be in cahoots, be in contact, be in league, bear a hand, bind, blend, bond, border, border on, bracket, bridge, bridge over, bring near, bring together, build, build up, bulk, bunch, bunch together, bunch up, burden, butt, cabal, call up, catenate, cement, cement a union, centralize, chain, chip in, chum, chum together, chum with, clap together, clinch, clique, clique with, club, club together, clump, cluster, coact, coadunate, coalesce, cohere, coincide, collaborate, collect, colligate, collocate, collude, combine, come into, come together, commandeer, communicate, compare, compile, complicate, compose, compound, comprise, concatenate, concert, concord, concrete, concur, confederate, conglobulate, conglomerate, conjoin, conjugate, connect, connect up, connect with, connive, conscript, consist of, consociate, consolidate, consort with, conspire, constitute, construct, continuate, continue, contribute, converge, cooperate, copulate, corral, correspond, couple, cover, creep in, cumulate, decorate, detach, detach for service, dig up, do business with, draft, draw together, dredge up, drive together, embody, embrace, encompass, encumber, enlist, enroll, enter, enter into, extend to, fabricate, fasten, federalize, federate, fellowship, flock to, flock together, flux, follow, form, form a series, fraternize, fuse, gang, gang up, gather, gather in, gather together, get heads together, get in, get into, get together, get together with, give away, glue, glue on, go along with, go in partners, go in partnership, go in with, go into, go partners, go with, group, grow together, hang around with, hang out with, hang together, happen together, harmonize, have suffrage, help decide, herd together, hitch, hitch on, hobnob with, hold together, hook up, hook up with, identify, impress, include, incorporate, induct, infix, integrate, interblend, intercommunicate, interfuse, join forces, join fortunes with, join hands with, join in, join in fellowship, join together, join up, join up with, join with, juxtapose, juxtaposit, keep company with, keep together, knit, knot, lay together, league, league together, league with, levy, lie by, line, line up with, link, link up, list, lump together, maintain continuity, make, make a match, make common cause, make one, make the scene, make up, march, marry, marshal, mass, match, meet, meld, melt into one, merge, merge in, mingle with, mix, mix with, mobilize, muster, muster in, neighbor, nuptial, one, organize, ornament, pair, pair off, pal, pal up with, pal with, partake, partake of, participate, participate in, partner, paste on, piece together, play ball, plus, postfix, prefix, press, pull an oar, pull together, put heads together, put together, put with, raise, rake up, rally, rally round, range with, reciprocate, recruit, reembody, relate, roll into one, round up, run in couples, run on, run with, saddle with, scrape together, shade into, side with, sign on, sign up, sit in, sit in on, slap on, sneak in, solder, solidify, sort with, span, splice, stand by, stand in with, stand together, stand up with, stick together, strike in with, string, string along with, string together, structure, subjoin, suffix, summon, superadd, superpose, swing in with, synchronize, syncretize, syndicate, synergize, synthesize, tack on, tag, tag on, take in, take out membership, take part in, take part with, take sides with, take up, take up membership, take up with, tape, team up, team up with, team with, thread, throw in together, throw in with, tie, tie in, tie in with, tie up, tie up with, touch, unify, unionize, unite, unite efforts, unite in, unite in marriage, unite with, verge, verge on, verge upon, vote, weave, wed, weld, whip in, work together, yokeThe Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (26 July 2010):
inner join (common) or outer join (less common). 2. least upper bound. (1998-11-23)