Marriage is a union.
- 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.
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.
- 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 of unionMiddle English from Middle French from Ecclesiastical Late Latin unio from L, oneness, unity from unus, one
- the United States of America, specif. when regarded as a federal union
- the North in the Civil War
- 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 Union a. 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 of unionMiddle English from Old French from Late Latin ūniō ūniōn- from Latin ūnus one ; see oi-no- in Indo-European roots.
A township of northeast New Jersey west of New York City; settled c. 1749 by colonists from Connecticut.x
- (countable) The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one.
- (uncountable) The state of being united or joined.
- (countable) That which is united, or made one; something formed by a combination or coalition of parts or members; a confederation; a consolidated body; a league.
- (countable) A trade union; a workers' union.
- (countable) A joint or other connection uniting parts of machinery, such as pipes.
- (countable, set theory) The set containing all of the elements of two or more sets.
- (countable) The act or state of marriage.
- (uncountable, archaic, euphemistic) Sexual intercourse.
- (countable, computing) A data structure that can store any of various items, but only one at a time.
- (countable, now rare, archaic) A large, high-quality pearl.
From Old French union, from Late Latin unionem, from Latin Å«nus (“one")