- The definition of a union is a group of two or more people who have come together or people have joined for the purposes of collective bargaining in a labor situation.
- An example of a union is marriage.
- An example of a union is a group of auto workers who have come together to negotiate the terms of their work as a group.
Marriage is a union.
union definition by Webster's New World
- a uniting or being united; combination; esp.,
- a combining, joining, or grouping together of nations, states, political groups, etc. for some specific purpose
- a marrying or being married; marriage
- something united or unified; a whole made up of parts; esp.,
- an organization or confederation uniting various individuals, political units, etc.
- labor union
- in England, a former combination of parishes for the joint administration of relief for the poor; also, a workhouse kept up by such a union
- a design symbolizing political union, used in a flag or ensign, as the white stars on a blue field in the flag of the U.S.
- a building used for social recreation on a college or university campusin full student union
- a device for joining together parts, as of a machine; esp., a coupling for linking the ends of pipes
- a fabric made of two or more different kinds of material, as cotton and linen
- Math. the set containing all the elements of two or more given sets, and no other elements
Origin: Middle English ; from Middle French ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin unio ; from Classical Latin oneness, unity ; from unus, one
union definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. The act of uniting or the state of being united.b. A combination so formed, especially an alliance or confederation of people, parties, or political entities for mutual interest or benefit.
- Mathematics A set, every member of which is an element of one or another of two or more given sets.
- Agreement or harmony resulting from the uniting of individuals; concord.
- a. The state of matrimony; marriage: “The element that was to make possible such a union was trust in each other's love” (Kate Chopin).b. Sexual intercourse.
- a. A combination of parishes for joint administration of relief for the poor in Great Britain.b. A workhouse maintained by such a union.
- A labor union.
- A coupling device for connecting parts, such as pipes or rods.
- A device on a flag or ensign, occupying the upper inner corner or the entire field, that signifies the union of two or more sovereignties.
- often Uniona. An organization at a college or university that provides facilities for recreation; a student union.b. A building housing such facilities.
- Union The United States of America regarded as a national unit, especially during the Civil War.
- Union Of, relating to, or loyal to the United States of America during the Civil War: a Union soldier.
- Of or relating to a labor union or labor union organizing: the union movement; union negotiations.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin ūniō, ūniōn-, from Latin ūnus, one; see oi-no- in Indo-European roots.
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union - Computer Definition
union - Cultural Definition
The United States; especially the northern states during the Civil War, which remained with the original United States government. (Compare Confederacy.)
union - Medical Definition
- The joining or amalgamation of two or more bodies.
- The structural adhesion of the edges of a wound.
union - Phrases/Idioms
- the United States of America, specif. when regarded as a federal union
- the North in the Civil War
union - Science Definition