to·​geth·​er | \ tə-ˈge-t͟hər How to pronounce together (audio) \

Definition of together

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : in or into one place, mass, collection, or group the men get together every Thursday for poker
b : in a body : as a group students and faculty together presented the petition
2a : in or into contact, connection, collision, or union mix these ingredients together
b : in or into association or relationship colors that go well together
3a : at one time : simultaneously events that happened together
b : in succession was depressed for days together
4a : by combined action : jointly together we forced the door
b : in or into agreement or harmony the soloist and the orchestra weren't quite together
c : in or into a unified or coherent structure or an integrated whole can't even put a simple sentence together
5a : with each other used as an intensive after certain verbsjoin togetheradd together
b : as a unit : in the aggregate these arguments taken together make a convincing case
c : considered as a whole : counted or summed up all together, there were 21 entries



Definition of together (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : appropriately prepared, organized, or balanced
2 : composed in mind or manner : self-possessed

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togetherness \ tə-​ˈge-​t͟hər-​nəs How to pronounce togetherness (audio) \ noun

Examples of together in a Sentence

Adverb They went to the party together. They have been living together for eight years. We enjoy spending time together. The old friends were together again after many long years apart. The partners have been in business together since 1971. They gathered together to celebrate. The presentation binds together several concepts. The old fence was held together by chicken wire. two sticks of dynamite bound together by tape She got back together with her old boyfriend. Adjective He's a very together person. she's one of the most together people I know
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Many went to school together at Osborn High in Detroit in the 1970s. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "7 Michigan couples have been friends for decades — and never had a fight," 14 Feb. 2020 Brothers — and bros — JD (Hansen) and Brax (Yang) just want to party together. Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘Fantasy Island’ movie squanders premise on thrill-free horror," 14 Feb. 2020 Dad and daughter quarantined together at Miramir airbase Frank Wicinski and his 3-year-old daughter Annabel spent two days in the hospital under observation after landing at Miramar airbase in San Diego last week. Erin Schumaker, ABC News, "What life is like under novel coronavirus quarantine," 13 Feb. 2020 If the holes are small enough, the water sticks together just enough to stop air from bubbling in. Scientific American, "Holes That Do Not Leak!," 13 Feb. 2020 But three longtime bartenders banded together to save the 84-year-old bar. Esther Mobley,, "Crunchy and bright: The unique coastal expressions of Scar of the Sea Wines," 13 Feb. 2020 That group includes families with small children who are allowed to room together. Lauren Caruba,, "Coronavirus is confirmed in patient under quarantine at Lackland," 13 Feb. 2020 Hutton has strung together a rare two-game winning streak. Esten Mclaren, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Columbus Blue Jackets at Buffalo Sabres odds, picks and best bets," 13 Feb. 2020 Watch how researchers are using advances in mapping and leads from dredging sites to piece together the history of this vanished landscape. Meagan Cantwell, Science | AAAS, "Maps of a now-submerged land help reconstruct the lives of ancient Europeans," 13 Feb. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective That’s what the movie is kinda about — the women are the stronger, more together characters. Alexia Fernandez,, "The Big Lebowski Sequel The Jesus Rolls Coming in 2020 with John Turturro and Pete Davidson," 8 July 2019 Bailey’s family has demanded that an independent prosecutor be appointed to review the shooting, Family attorneys argue that the police department, sheriff’s office and district attorney’s office work too closely together to be objective. Kathleen Foody, The Denver Post, "Colorado Springs police officers return to active duty after fatal shooting," 16 Aug. 2019 Representatives at these hearings often showboat, but the Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee worked surprisingly well together Wednesday morning. Hal Boedeker,, "Robert Mueller goes just-the-facts route," 24 July 2019 The Spartans and Nitros have been busy throughout the summer putting together lineup combinations that will hopefully have them in line to contend for league titles next season. Charles Rich,, "La Cañada girls' basketball gets best of Glendale," 11 July 2018 Spend some together time on the computer (or tablet or smartphone) to help establish this is not just a solitary activity. Alan Kazdin, Time, "How to Manage Parental Control Over Your Child's Screen Time," 30 Apr. 2018 These patterns appear most often in club soccer, in which the players are together year-round and have the time to work on perfecting their timing and understanding of each other’s tendencies. Grant Wahl,, "Masters of Modern Soccer: Chicharito and the Art of Mexico's Synchronization," 3 May 2018 The getting-back-together prospect might have meant a lot 12 years ago, but surely now Dave can handle more nuance. Carolyn Hax, idahostatesman, "She’s sneaking around with her ex-husband and hiding it from her son," 22 Jan. 2018 The getting-back-together prospect might have meant a lot 12 years ago, but surely now Dave can handle more nuance. Carolyn Hax, idahostatesman, "She’s sneaking around with her ex-husband and hiding it from her son," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of together


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1963, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for together


Middle English togedere, from Old English togædere, from to + gædere together; akin to Middle High German gater together, Old English gaderian to gather

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The first known use of together was before the 12th century

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17 Feb 2020

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“Together.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of together

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: with each other
: in or into one group, mixture, piece, etc.
: in a close relationship



English Language Learners Definition of together (Entry 2 of 2)

informal : confident, organized, and able to deal with problems in a calm and skillful way


to·​geth·​er | \ tə-ˈge-t͟hər How to pronounce together (audio) \

Kids Definition of together

1 : in or into one group, body, or place We gathered together.
2 : in touch or in partnership with They are in business together.
3 : with or near someone or something else Let's walk together.
4 : at one time They gave the same answer together.
5 : in or by combined effort Members of the team worked together to win.
6 : in or into agreement We need to get together on a plan.
7 : considered as a whole My father gave more than all the others together.
8 : in or into contact She bangs the pots together.
9 : as a single unit or piece Tape holds it together.

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