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Simple Definition of united

  • : involving people or groups working together to achieve something

  • : made up of members who share the same purpose, interest, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of united

  1. 1 :  made one :  combined

  2. 2 :  relating to or produced by joint action <a united effort>

  3. 3 :  being in agreement :  harmonious <a united family>



Examples of united in a sentence

  1. a united campaign against drug abuse

  2. <the party must present a united front if it hopes to win the election>

Circa 1552

First Known Use of united

circa 1552

UNITED Defined for Kids


adjective unit·ed \yu̇-ˈnī-təd\

Definition of united for Students

  1. 1 :  made one <United States of America>

  2. 2 :  having the same goals, ideas, and principles <The jury is united in its belief of her innocence.>

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