Definition of merge
1 archaic : to plunge or engulf in something : immerse
2 : to cause to combine, unite, or coalesce (see coalesce 2) merged the two companies
3 : to blend gradually by stages that blur distinctions individuality and uniqueness are merged and blurred — Norman Kelman
1 : to become combined into one The two banks merged.
2 : to blend or come together without abrupt change merging traffic
mergenceplay \ˈmər-jən(t)s\ noun
Examples of merge in a Sentence
To save the business, the owners decided to merge it with one of their competitors.
The two banks merged to form one large institution.
Many small companies have been forced to merge.
Three lanes of traffic all merge at this point.
Day slowly merged into night.
Along the coast the mountains gradually merge with the shore.
She merged into the crowd and disappeared.
Recent Examples of merge from the Web
Two black holes, which likely were originally far apart, eventually merged into a giant one — 49 times the size of the sun — sending an invisible wave rippling out.
The twin pursuits merged in a rap video Ingram released through social media on Saturday.
To repay debt, the company is selling its towers to Canadian asset manager Brookfield Infrastructure Group as well as merging the wireless business with Aircel Ltd.
Valparaiso and the Porter County Sheriff's Department can merge their systems temporarily to provide a comprehensive views, Wood said.
Newell, whose brands include Paper Mate, Sharpie and Elmer’s, merged with K2’s parent company Jarden Corp. in April 2016.
In the meantime, Clark said Libertyville is moving forward with engineering and design plans for a new building that would remove phosphorus just in case the two plants cannot be merged in any way.
My next stop is Gainesville, another town nationally known for college football, where the North and South slowly start to merge.
The researchers compare the merging objects to two figure skaters.
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Origin and Etymology of merge
Latin mergere; akin to Sanskrit majjati he dives
First Known Use: 1636
Synonym Discussion of merge
MERGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of merge for English Language Learners
: to cause (two or more things, such as two companies) to come together and become one thing : to join or unite (one thing) with another
: to become joined or united
: to change into or become part of something else in a very gradual way
MERGE Defined for Kids
Definition of merge for Students
: to be or cause to be combined or blended into a single unit The two highways merge ahead.
Legal Definition of merge
1 : to cause to unite, combine, or coalesce merge one corporation with another
2 : to cause to be incorporated and superseded one effect of a judgment is to merge therein the cause of action on which the action is brought — American Jurisprudence 2d — compare bar 3b
: to become combined : undergo merger
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