- Unity is being in harmony or one in spirit.
An example of unity is a bride and groom both lighting a single candle at the same time with each of their candles.
A couple light a unity candle.
unity definition by Webster's New World
- the state of being one, or united; oneness; singleness
- something complete in itself; single, separate thing
- the quality of being one in spirit, sentiment, purpose, etc.; harmony; agreement; concord; uniformity
- a unified group or body
- the quality or fact of being a totality or whole, esp. a complex that is a union of related parts
- an arrangement of parts or material in a work of art or literature, that will produce a single, harmonious effect
- a design or effect so produced
- constancy, continuity, or fixity of purpose, action, etc.
- any quantity, magnitude, etc. considered or identified as a unit, or 1
- the numeral or unit 1
Origin: Middle English unite ; from Old French unité ; from Classical Latin unitas, oneness ; from unus, one
unity definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. u·ni·ties
- The state or quality of being one; singleness.
- The state or quality of being in accord; harmony.
- a. The combination or arrangement of parts into a whole; unification.b. A combination or union thus formed.
- Singleness or constancy of purpose or action; continuity: “In an army you need unity of purpose” (Emmeline Pankhurst).
- a. An ordering of all elements in a work of art or literature so that each contributes to a unified aesthetic effect.b. The effect thus produced.
- One of the three principles of dramatic structure derived by French neoclassicists from Aristotle's Poetics, stating that a drama should have but one plot, which should take place in a single day and be confined to a single locale.
- Mathematics a. The number 1.b. See identity element.
Origin: Middle English unite, from Old French, from Latin ūnitās, from ūnus, one; see oi-no- in Indo-European roots.
unity - Phrases/Idioms
the (three) unities