together[tə get̸h′ər, to̵o-]
- The definition of together is in the same place or a person who is stable or in touch with reality.
- An example of together used as an adjective is the phrase "the children are together" in the picture.
- An example of together used as an adjective is the phrase "He is really put together" which means that he is stable and secure.
- An example of together used as an adjective is the phrase "she really dresses like she is together" which means that she pays attention to clothing details.
- Together is defined as in or into one unit, or at the same time.
- An example of something that is together is a chair assembled from many parts; the chair was put together.
- An example of something happening together are two instruments being played at the same moment, being played together.
Three children together.
- in or into one gathering, group, mass, or place: a reunion to bring the family together
- in or into contact, collision, union, etc. with each other: the cars skidded together
- considered collectively; added up: winning more than all the others together
- with one another; in association or companionship: to spend a week together
- by joint effort: together they were able to lift the sofa
- at the same time; simultaneously: shots fired together
- in succession; continuously: sulking for three whole days together
- in or into agreement, cooperation, etc.: to get together on a deal
- in or into a unified whole
Origin of togetherMiddle English togeder ; from Old English togædre, togadere ; from to (see to) + gædre, together ; from base of gaderian (see gather)
- in the same place; with one another; not apart: the family will be together for the holidays
- ☆ Slang having fully developed one's abilities, ambitions, etc.; having an integrated personality
- In or into a single group, mass, or place: We gather together.
- In or into contact: The cars crashed together. She mixed the chemicals together.
- a. In association with or in relationship to one another; mutually or reciprocally: getting along together.b. By joint or cooperative effort: We ironed the entire load of clothes together.
- Regarded collectively; in total: She is worth more than all of us together. Considered together, the proposals made little sense.
- In or into a unified structure or arrangement: put the food processor together.
- Simultaneously: The bells rang out together.
- In harmony or accord: We stand together on this issue.
- Informal Into an effective, coherent condition: Get yourself together.
- Emotionally stable and effective in performance: She's really together.
- In tune with what is going on; hip.
Origin of togetherMiddle English, from Old English tōgædere; see ghedh- in Indo-European roots.
- At the same time, in the same place; in close association.
- We went to school together.
- Into one place; into a single thing; combined.
- He put all the parts together.
- In a relationship or partnership, for example a business relationship or a romantic partnership.
- Bob and Andy went into business together. Jenny and Mark have been together since they went on holiday to Mexico.
(comparative more together, superlative most together)
From Late Middle English together, from earlier togedere, togadere, from Old English tōgædere (“together”), from Proto-Germanic *tō (“to”) + Proto-Germanic *gadar (“together”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷhedh- (“to keep”), equivalent to to- + gather. Cognate with Scots togiddir, thegither (“together”), Old Frisian togadera (“together”), Middle Dutch tegadere, tegader (“together”), Middle High German gater (“together”). Compare also Old English ætgædere (“together”), Old English ġeador (“together”). More at gather.