- When two different companies join together to become one big company, this is an example of a time when the companies merge.
- When you look off into the distance and the ocean and sky disappear into one big mass of blue, this is an example of a time when the ocean and sky appear to merge.
The definition of merge is to combine two entities so that there are no longer two distinct elements.
, merged, merg′ing
- to lose or cause to lose identity by being absorbed, swallowed up, or combined
- to join together; unite; combine
Origin of mergeClassical Latin mergere, to dip, plunge, sink ; from Indo-European base an unverified form mezg-, to plunge from source Sanskrit májjati, (he) sinks under
verbmerged merged, merg·ing, merg·es
To combine or unite into a single entity: merging two sets of data; merging two hospitals.
To become combined or united: “All the shadows on the wall shiver and merge into a single dark silhouette” (Chitra Divakaruni). See Synonyms at mix.
Origin of mergeLatin mergere, to plunge.
(third-person singular simple present merges, present participle merging, simple past and past participle merged)
From Latin mergere.