The definition of combine is to join together or to unite.verb
- When you mix salt and pepper, this is an example of a situation where you combine salt and pepper.
- When you join with someone else who believes in the same thing you do, this is an example of a situation where you combine your efforts.
- to come or bring into union; act or mix together; unite; join
- to unite to form a chemical compound
Origin: < combineto harvest and thresh with a combine
Origin: ME combinen < OFr combiner < LL combinare, to unite < L com-, together + bini, two by two < base of bis: see bi-
- ☆ a machine for harvesting and threshing grain
- an association of persons, corporations, etc. for commercial or political, sometimes unethical, purposes
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verb com·bined, com·bin·ing, com·bines verb, transitive
- To bring into a state of unity; merge.
- To join (two or more substances) to make a single substance, such as a chemical compound; mix.
- To possess or exhibit in combination: The choreography, which combines artistry and athletics, is extremely innovative.
- To harvest (a grain crop) using a cutting, threshing, and cleaning machine.
- To become united; coalesce.
- To join forces for a common purpose. See Synonyms at join.
- Chemistry To form a compound.
- To harvest a grain crop using a cutting, threshing, and cleaning machine: “Norwegian bachelor farmers combining in their antique McCormacks” (Garrison Keillor).
- A power-operated harvesting machine that cuts, threshes, and cleans grain.
- An association of people or groups united for the furtherance of political or commercial interests.
- A combination.
Origin: Middle English combinen, from Old French combiner, from Late Latin combīnāre : Latin com-, com- + bīnī, two by two; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.
- com·binˈer noun