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union (plural unions)
- (countable) The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one.
- (uncountable) The state of being united or joined.
- (countable) 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.
- (countable) A trade union; a workers' union.
- (countable) An association of students at a university for social and/or political purposes; also in some cases a debating body.
- (countable) A joint or other connection uniting parts of machinery, such as pipes.
- (countable, set theory) The set containing all of the elements of two or more sets.
- (countable) The act or state of marriage.
- (uncountable, archaic, euphemistic) Sexual intercourse.
- (countable, computing) A data structure that can store any of various types of item, but only one at a time.
- (countable, now rare, archaic) A large, high-quality pearl.
1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069:, II.3.3:
- Nonius the senator hath a purple coat as stiff with jewels as his mind is full of vices; rings on his fingers worth 20,000 sesterces, and […] an union in his ear worth an hundred pounds' weight of gold […].
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- To combine sets using the union operation.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
- a union
- accusative singular of unio
union f (plural unions)
- a union
- “union” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
union f (nominative singular union)
- Trinity (God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit)
- a union (a body with many members)
|Inflection of union|
Compare Italian unione
union f (invariable)
- Despite being written as u, the initial vowel here is /ɪ/ in all parts of Wales.
union (feminine singular union, plural union)
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.