Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

rejoin

play
verb re·join \ri-ˈjȯin, vt 1 is (ˌ)rē-\

Simple Definition of rejoin

  • : to become a member of (a group or organization) again

  • : to come together with (something) again

  • : to reply to (something said or written) especially in a rude or angry way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rejoin

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to answer the replication of the plaintiff

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to join again

  5. 2 :  to say often sharply or critically in response especially as a reply to a reply

Examples of rejoin in a sentence

  1. I'll be rejoining my family for the last part of our vacation.

  2. Now that the kids are in school, I'm ready to rejoin the workforce.

  3. The original drummer left the band in 2000 but rejoined two years later.

  4. This trail eventually rejoins the main trail.

  5. The river divides here, but the two streams rejoin downstream.



Origin and Etymology of rejoin

Middle English, from Anglo-French rejoindre, from re- + joindre to join — more at join


First Known Use: 15th century


REJOIN Defined for Kids

rejoin

play
verb re·join \ri-ˈjȯin\

Definition of rejoin for Students

rejoined

rejoining

  1. 1 :  to join again :  return to <I rejoined my family after the trip.>

  2. 2 :  to reply often in a sharp or critical way





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up rejoin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

lavender-fields-in-france

Which of these is a synonym of caesura?

rebellion interruption torrent megillah
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ