union

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See also: Union and unión

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has articles on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French union, from Late Latin unionem, from Latin ūnus (one).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈjuːnjən/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

union (countable and uncountable, plural unions)

  1. (countable) The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one.
  2. (uncountable) The state of being united or joined.
  3. (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.
  4. (countable) A trade union; a workers' union.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 22, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      In the autumn there was a row at some cement works about the unskilled labour men. A union had just been started for them and all but a few joined. One of these blacklegs was laid for by a picket and knocked out of time.
  5. (countable) An association of students at a university for social and/or political purposes; also in some cases a debating body.
  6. (countable) A joint or other connection uniting parts of machinery, such as pipes.
  7. (countable, set theory) The set containing all of the elements of two or more sets.
  8. (countable) The act or state of marriage.
  9. (uncountable, archaic, euphemistic) Sexual intercourse.
  10. (countable, programming) A data structure that can store any of various types of item, but only one at a time.
  11. (countable, now rare, archaic) A large, high-quality pearl.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970, partition II, section 3, member 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 []
    • c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, (please specify the act number in uppercase Roman numerals):
      And in the cup an union shall he throw, Richer than that which four successive kings In Denmark's crown have worn.
  12. (historical) An affiliation of several parishes for joint support and management of their poor; also the jointly-owned workhouse.

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Verb[edit]

union (third-person singular simple present unions, present participle unioning, simple past and past participle unioned)

  1. 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.
(See the entry for union in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English union.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

union c (singular definite unionen, plural indefinite unioner)

  1. union

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English union.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: u‧ni‧on

Noun[edit]

union m (plural unions)

  1. (US, obsolete) A trade union.
    Synonyms: syndicaat, vakbond

Esperanto[edit]

Noun[edit]

union

  1. accusative singular of unio

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French union, borrowed from Late Latin ūniōnem, accusative singular of ūniō f, from Latin uniō (unite).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

union f (plural unions)

  1. union

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin unio (genitive unionis), from unus (one)

Noun[edit]

union m (definite singular unionen, indefinite plural unioner, definite plural unionene)

  1. union (of a political nature)
    Den europeiske unionthe European Union

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin unionem, from Latin ūnus (one).

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Noun[edit]

union m (definite singular unionen, indefinite plural unionar, definite plural unionane)

  1. union (a political entity consisting of two or more state that are united)
    Noreg var i union med Sverige fram til 1905.
    Norway was part of a union with Sweden until 1905.
  2. (mathematics) union (the set containing all of the elements of two or more sets.)

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Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin unionem, from Latin ūnus (one).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

union f (plural unions)

  1. union

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin unio, unionem, from Latin unio (unite).

Proper noun[edit]

union f (nominative singular union)

  1. Trinity (God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit)

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: union
  • French: union

Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish unión.

The Spanish word comes from Latin unio (to unite).

Noun[edit]

union

  1. union

Piedmontese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

union f (plural union)

  1. union

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

union c

  1. union (a body with many members)

Declension[edit]

Declension of union 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative union unionen unioner unionerna
Genitive unions unionens unioners unionernas

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Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin unio, unionem, from Latin unio (unite). Compare Italian unione

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

union f (invariable)

  1. union

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Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un (one) +‎ iawn (right, correct)

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈɪnjɔn/

Usage notes[edit]

  • Despite being written as u, the vowel here is /ɪ/ in all parts of Wales.

Adjective[edit]

union (feminine singular union, plural union)

  1. exact

Usage notes[edit]

  • Despite being written as u, the initial vowel here is /ɪ/ in all parts of Wales.

Derived terms[edit]

  • unioni (to straighten; to rectify, to redress)

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
union unchanged unchanged hunion
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.