Union

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See also: union and unión

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(locomotive): Derived from the name of the only U.S. company to use that configuration.

Noun[edit]

Union (plural Unions)

  1. The 0-10-2 locomotive wheel arrangement.

Proper noun[edit]

Union

  1. (US, with determiner, dated, especially 19th century) The United States of America.
    threats to secede from the Union
  2. (US, with determiner, historical) Those of the United States that did not secede at the time of the Civil War (of the United States of America).
    Union troops at Gettysburg
  3. (with determiner, historical) The Soviet Union: the proper noun Union is the standard English translation of the proper noun Союз (Sojuz), and all-Union is the standard English translation of всесоюзный (vsesojuznyj).
    throughout the Union, but nowhere more so than at the Center [Moscow]
  4. Place names:
    1. A community in Central Elgin, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada.
    2. A barangay of Ubay, Bohol, Philippines.
    3. A village on the south cast of the island of Siargao, Surigao del Norte, Philippines.
    4. A number of places in the United States:
      1. A town in Greene County, Alabama.
      2. A ghost town in Merced County, California.
      3. A former unincorporated community in Napa County, California.
      4. A small town in Tolland County, Connecticut.
      5. A village in McHenry County, Illinois.
      6. An unincorporated community in Clay Township, Pike County, Indiana.
      7. A tiny city in Hardin County, Iowa.
      8. A home rule city in Boone County, Kentucky.
      9. A town in Knox County, Maine.
      10. A town in Neshoba County and Newton County, Mississippi.
      11. A city, the county seat of Franklin County, Missouri.
      12. An unincorporated community in Clark County, Missouri.
      13. A village in Cass County, Nebraska.
      14. A village and census-designated place in the town of Wakefield, Carroll County, New Hampshire.
      15. A hamlet in Madison County, New York.
      16. A large town in Broome County, New York.
      17. A city in Montgomery County and Miami County, Ohio.
      18. A city in Union County, Oregon.
      19. A city, the county seat of Union County, South Carolina.
      20. An unincorporated community in Floyd County, Virginia.
      21. A small town, the county seat of Monroe County, West Virginia.
      22. A small town in Burnett County, Wisconsin.
      23. A small town in Door County, Wisconsin.
      24. A town and unincorporated community in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin.
      25. An unincorporated community in the town of Lima, Grant County, Wisconsin.
      26. A small town in Pierce County, Wisconsin.
      27. A town and unincorporated community in Rock County, Wisconsin.
      28. A small town in Vernon County, Wisconsin.
      29. A small town in Waupaca County, Wisconsin.
      30. A large number of townships in the United States, listed under Union Township.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably a variant spelling of Onion.

Proper noun[edit]

Union (plural Unions)

  1. A surname.
Statistics[edit]
  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Union is the 37591st most common surname in the United States, belonging to 592 individuals. Union is most common among Black/African American (59.97%) and White (32.6%) individuals.

Further reading[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Clipping of Oxford Union.

Proper noun[edit]

the Union

  1. (Oxford University, informal) The Oxford Union (a debating society); not to be conflated with Oxford University Student Union (a students' union).

Anagrams[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Union. (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: Uni‧on

Proper noun[edit]

Union n

  1. A neighbourhood of Sint Eustatius, Netherlands.

French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Union f

  1. Shortened form of the name of various Unions
    1. Ellipsis of Union européenne.

German[edit]

German Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From French union, from Late Latin ūniō, from Latin ūnus (one).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ʔuˈn̪joːn̪]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Union f (genitive Union, plural Unionen)

  1. union

Declension[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Union f (proper noun, genitive Union)

  1. (politics) The CDU/CSU: the union of the two Christian democratic parties in Germany, the CSU in Bavaria and the CDU in the rest of Germany.

Further reading[edit]

  • Union” in Duden online
  • Union” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache