Simple Definition of join
: to put or bring (two or more things) together : to connect (two or more things)
: to come together with (something)
: to go somewhere in order to be with (a person or group)
Full Definition of join
1 a : to put or bring together so as to form a unit <join two blocks of wood with glue> b : to connect (as points) by a line c : adjoin
2 : to put or bring into close association or relationship <joined in marriage>
3 : to engage in (battle)
4 a : to come into the company of <joined us for lunch> b : to associate oneself with <joined the church>
1 a : to come together so as to be connected <nouns join to form compounds> b : adjoin <the two estates join>
2 : to come into close association or relationship: as a : to form an alliance b : to become a member of a group c : to take part in a collective activity <join in singing>
Examples of join in a sentence
The islands are joined by a bridge.
He insisted that I join them for lunch.
We're going out for lunch. Would you like to join us?
The magician asked for a volunteer from the audience to join him on stage.
Everyone here joins me in congratulating you on a job well done!
The singer started alone but soon the whole audience joined in.
I joined the line and waited patiently to buy a ticket.
Hundreds of people have joined the effort to save the building from demolition.
He agreed to join the debate.
Join the Navy and see the world!
Origin of join
Middle English, from Anglo-French joindre, from Latin jungere — more at yoke
First Known Use: 13th century
Synonym Discussion of join
Examples of join in a sentence
<a small crack in the chalice at the join of the stem and the bowl>
First Known Use of join
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Definition of join for Students
1 : to come into the company of <She joined me in the dining room.>
2 : to take part in a group activity <We all joined in the chorus.>
3 : to come, bring, or fasten together <Let's all join hands.>
4 : to become a member of <I'm joining the club.>
5 : to come or bring into close association <Both schools joined together to raise funds.>
6 : to combine the elements of <Join the two sets.>
7 : adjoin <The two rooms join.>
Legal Definition of join
1 : to unite so as to form one unit <join the claims in one action>
2a : to align oneself with especially in a legal matter <she joined her husband as plaintiff> b : to cause or order (a person) to become a party to a lawsuit <if a person has not been joined as required, the court must order that the person be made a party — Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 19(a)> — compare consolidate, implead, interplead, intervene c : to enter into or participate in <join the suit>
1 : to come together so as to form a unit <the other victims of the scheme joined in the suit>
2 : to commence involvement or participation <a person who refuses to join as a plaintiff may be made either a defendant, or…an involuntary plaintiff — Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 19(a)>
1 : to accept, fix on, or clearly define an issue as the subject of a legal dispute <refused to join issue by filing an answer with the court>
2 : to take an opposed position on some question <join issue with the conclusion>
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