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
The source of the funds was listed as Banque Nationale de Paris (which later merged with Paribas).
Kroger merged with Fred Meyer for $12.6 billion in 1998.
But lately the trend toward an intensely commercial and competitive art market has resulted in a critical mass of galleries folding, moving or merging.
At one point, the Kislak family even controlled two banks of its own: Skylake State Bank and Kislak National Bank, which eventually merged and were sold to Banco Popular.
But the best ideas in the 29-piece collection were found in looks that playfully merged the East and the West.
The Legacy Fighting Alliance started promoted mixed martial arts events this year after the Legacy Fighting Championship and Resurrection Fighting Alliance merged.
In March, the Regional Continuum of Care Council merged with the San Diego Regional Task Force on the Homeless.
The proclamation recognized Davis' work in merging Edward Hospital and Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, her efforts to grow and innovate Edward Hospital and her courage and integrity for taking a personal stand against corruption.
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Origin and Etymology of merge
Latin mergere; akin to Sanskrit majjati he dives
First Known Use: 1636See Words from the same year
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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