Definition of connect
1 : to become joined <The two rooms connect by a hallway.> <ideas that connect easily to form a theory>
2a : to meet for the transference of passengers <connecting flights>b : to transfer (as from one airplane to another) as a step in traveling to a final destination <passengers connecting with international flights>
3 : to make a successful hit, shot, or throw <connected for a home run> <He connected on 60 percent of his shots.>
4 : to have or establish a rapport <tried to connect with the younger generation>
5 : to establish a communications connection <connect to the Internet>
1 : to join or fasten together usually by something intervening <A highway connects the two towns.>
2 : to place or establish in relationship <Police were unable to connect her to the crime.>
connectableor less commonly
connectibleplay \-ˈnek-tə-bəl\ adjective
connectoror less commonly
connecterplay \-ˈnek-tər\ noun
connect the dots
: to link together logically related elements in order to draw a conclusion <trying to connect the dots in the investigation>
Examples of connect in a sentence
Can you connect the hose to the sprinkler?
Connect the cable to the battery.
A hallway connects the two rooms.
It's the major highway connecting the two towns.
A common theme connects the stories.
The two bones connect at the elbow.
The hose connects easily to the sprinkler.
The bedroom connects to the kitchen.
I never connected you with that group of people.
There's no evidence connecting the company directly to the scandal.
Origin and Etymology of connect
Middle English, from Latin conectere, connectere, from com- + nectere to bind
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of connect
CONNECT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of connect for English Language Learners
: to join (two or more things) together
: to join with or become joined to something else
: to think of (something or someone) as being related to or involved with another person, thing, event, or idea
CONNECT Defined for Kids
Definition of connect for Students
1 : to join or link together <connect two wires> <A hallway connects the two rooms.>
2 : to have something to do with <She's not in any way connected to the crime.>
3 : to bring together in thought <I connect the smell of barbequed food with summer.>
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