An example of connect is to draw a line from dot to dot which links the dots.
- to join or fasten (two things together, or one thing with or to another); link; couple
- to show or think of as related; associate: to connect germs with disease
- to provide with a circuit for communicating by telephone
- to plug into an electrical circuit
Origin of connectMiddle English connecten from Classical Latin connectere, to bind together from com-, together + nectere, to fasten
- to join or be joined
- to meet so that passengers can transfer promptly: said of trains, buses, etc.
- to be related in some way or in a proper or logical way
- to reach the thing aimed at
- to establish a rapport (with)
- Sports to hit a ball, target, etc. solidly
- Sports to be successful: connected on eighty percent of his shots
verbcon·nect·ed, con·nect·ing, con·nects
- To join or fasten together: a bridge that connects the island with the mainland.
- To associate or consider as related: no reason to connect the two events. See Synonyms at join.
- To join to or by means of a communications circuit: Please connect me to the number in San Diego. Her computer is connected to the internet.
- To plug in (an electrical cord or device) to an outlet.
- To become joined or united: two streams connecting to form a river.
- To be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as between airplanes or buses.
- To establish a rapport or relationship; relate: The candidate failed to connect with the voters.
- Sports To hit or play a ball or puck successfully: The winger connected for two goals.
Origin of connectMiddle English connecten from Latin cōnectere, connectere cō-, com- com- nectere to bind ; see ned- in Indo-European roots.
- con·nect′i·ble con·nect′a·ble
- con·nec′tor con·nect′er
(third-person singular simple present connects, present participle connecting, simple past and past participle connected)
- (intransitive, of an object) To join (to another object): to attach, or to be intended to attach or capable of attaching, to another object.
- I think this piece connects to that piece over there.
- (intransitive, of two objects) To join: to attach, or to be intended to attach or capable of attaching, to each other.
- Both roads have the same name, but they don't connect: they're on opposite sides of the river, and there's no bridge there.
- (of an object) To join (two other objects), or to join (one object) to (another object): to be a link between two objects, thereby attaching them to each other.
- The new railroad will connect the northern part of the state to the southern part.
- (of a person) To join (two other objects), or to join (one object) to (another object): to take one object and attach it to another.
- I connected the printer to the computer, but I couldn't get it work.
- To join an electrical or telephone line to a circuit or network.
- When the technician connects my house, I'll be able to access the internet.
- To associate.
- I didn't connect my lost jewelry with the news of an area cat burglar until the police contacted me.
- To make a travel connection; to switch from one means of transport to another as part of the same trip.
- I'm flying to London where I connect with a flight heading to Hungary.