combine

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See also: Combine and combiné

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle French combiner, from Late Latin combīnāre, present active infinitive of combīnō (unite, yoke together), from Latin com- (together) + bīnī (two by two).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Verb
  • enPR: kəm-bīn', IPA(key): /kəmˈbaɪn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪn

Verb[edit]

combine (third-person singular simple present combines, present participle combining, simple past and past participle combined)

  1. (transitive) To bring (two or more things or activities) together; to unite.
    • 2012 March 1, William E. Carter, Merri Sue Carter, “The British Longitude Act Reconsidered”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 87:
      Conditions were horrendous aboard most British naval vessels at the time. Scurvy and other diseases ran rampant, killing more seamen each year than all other causes combined, including combat.
    Combine the milk and the hot water in a large bowl.   I'm combining business and pleasure on this trip.
  2. (transitive) To have two or more things or properties that function together.
    Joe combines the intelligence of a rock with the honesty of a politician.
  3. (intransitive) To come together; to unite.
    two substances that easily combine
  4. (card games) In the game of casino, to play a card which will take two or more cards whose aggregate number of pips equals those of the card played.
  5. (obsolete) To bind; to hold by a moral tie.

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Noun[edit]

combine (plural combines)

  1. A combine harvester
    We can't finish harvesting because our combine is stuck in the mud.
    • 1976, The Wurzels, I Am A Cider Drinker
      When those combine wheels stops turnin'
      And the hard days work is done
      Theres a pub around the corner
      It's the place we 'ave our fun
  2. A combination
    1. Especially, a joint enterprise of whatever legal form for a purpose of business or in any way promoting the interests of the participants, sometimes with monopolistic intentions.
      The telecom companies were accused of having formed an illegal combine in order to hike up the network charges.
    2. An industrial conglomeration in a socialist country, particularly in the former Soviet bloc.
    3. (art) An artwork falling between painting and sculpture, having objects embedded into a painted surface.
  3. (American football) This term needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    • 2020 April 24, Ken Belson and Ben Shpigel, “Full Round 1 2020 N.F.L. Picks and Analysis”, in New York Time[1]:
      At the combine, Reagor compared himself to the 49ers’ Deebo Samuel or Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill — whom he said he watched “every day”

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  • (socialist industrial conglomeration): kombinat

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Asturian[edit]

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combine

  1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive of combinar

French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Abbreviation of combinaison.

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combine f (plural combines)

  1. (colloquial) trick, scheme

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Inflected forms.

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combine

  1. inflection of combiner:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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Portuguese[edit]

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combine

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of combinar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of combinar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of combinar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of combinar

Romanian[edit]

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combine

  1. third-person singular present subjunctive of combina
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of combina

Spanish[edit]

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combine

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of combinar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of combinar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of combinar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of combinar.