together

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adverb

to·​geth·​er tə-ˈge-t͟hər How to pronounce together (audio)
1
a
: 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
2
a
: in or into contact, connection, collision, or union
mix these ingredients together
b
: in or into association or relationship
colors that go well together
3
a
: at one time : simultaneously
events that happened together
b
: in succession
was depressed for days together
4
a
: 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
5
a
: with each other
used as an intensive after certain verbs
join together
add 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
togetherness noun

together

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adjective

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

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
Recent Examples on the Web
Adverb
Strangers on Familiar Soil: Rediscovering the Chile-California Connection This book weaves together anecdotes with analysis of environmental interactions and economic exchanges between California and Chile. Foreign Affairs, 10 June 2024 In fact, according to press materials, no museum on the West Coast has ever shown the four together in their full sweep — perhaps because of the total size, which strains the usual limits for an ordinary show. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 10 June 2024
Adjective
Cape Cod and upsized their together time. Jody Garlock, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Sep. 2022 After seemingly making their relationship official with a joint outing to a UFC fight on a double date with Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox, Kourtney Kardashian and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker hit the slopes in Deer Valley, Utah, with their families for some together time. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 6 Apr. 2021 See all Example Sentences for together 

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Word History

Etymology

Adverb

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

First Known Use

Adverb

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

Adjective

1963, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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Cite this Entry

“Together.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/together. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

together

adverb
to·​geth·​er
tə-ˈget͟h-ər
1
: in or into one group, body, or place
gathered together
2
: in touch or in partnership with each other
in business together
the doors banged together
3
a
: at one time
they all cheered together
b
: one after the other : in order
work for hours together
4
a
: in or by combined effort
worked together to clear the road
b
: in or into agreement
get together on a plan
c
: in or into an organized or orderly arrangement
pull yourself together
5
a
: to each other
add the numbers together
b
: considered as a whole
all together there were 15 of us
togetherness noun

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