Definition of join
1a : to put or bring together so as to form a unit join two blocks of wood with glueb : to connect (separated items, such as points) by a line
2 : to put or bring into close association or relationship two people joined in marriage
3a : to come into the company of (someone) She joined us for lunch.b : to associate oneself with joined the church join the navy
4 : to enter into or engage in (battle) perhaps as many as 100 aircraft joined battle simultaneously — Peter Hellman
5 : adjoin his studio there joined that of the famous sculptor — J. T. Marshall
1 : to come into close association or relationship: such asa : to become a member of a group or organization trying to get more people to join —often used with up She joined up last year.b : to take part in a collective activity —usually used with in join in singing join in an effortc : to form an alliance
2a : to come together so as to be connected nouns join to form compounds the place where two rivers joinb : adjoin the two estates join
joinableplay \ˈjȯi-nə-bəl\ adjective
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!
Recent Examples of join from the Web
But now, even assets joined at the hip with oil and commodities are heading for a split.
According to the agreement, Gilmore, who joined the city in January 2015 as finance director, will receive an annual salary of $171,000.
The EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) was drawn up before Britain joined, to its disadvantage.
A Chinese hospital treating the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has invited cancer experts from the United States, Germany and other nations to join his team of doctors, judicial officials said in a brief statement Wednesday.
In Boston, Hayward would be joining a team that finished with the best regular season record in the East and lost in the Conference Finals to Cleveland.
KC Weddings Bridal Spectacular 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, July 30, at Overland Park Convention Center With wedding season flooding your mailbox and social media, why not join in on the fun at Kansas City’s bridal utopia?
Police Academy (July 1) Steve Guttenberg's Mahoney joins the police force—alongside a group of clownish fellow recruits, all of whom are at odds with their superior (G.W. Bailey)—in the first installment in this classically goofy '80s series.
Coleman, 41, worked for McConnell for five years before joining Frost Brown Todd in 2015.
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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
JOIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of join for English Language Learners
: 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)
JOIN Defined for Kids
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)
join the issue
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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