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 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
togetherness noun

together

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adjective

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

Example Sentences

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 See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Adverb
Speaking together publicly for the first time in an exclusive interview with NBC News on Wednesday were Jennifer Marshall, mother of Jordan Marshall, 28; Freida Florence, mother of Kandace Florence, 28, and Ceola Hall, mother of Courtez Hall, 33. Antonio Planas, NBC News, 1 Dec. 2022 The material is expected to be included in a comprehensive report the committee is putting together and scheduled to release by the end of the year. Farnoush Amiri, ajc, 30 Nov. 2022 Now, the Musketeers need to start putting together some positive momentum on defense. Adam Baum, The Enquirer, 30 Nov. 2022 Lie on your side with your knees bent 90 degrees and your heels together and in line with your butt. Brett Williams, Men's Health, 30 Nov. 2022 And so getting the characters and the stakes, putting them together just right is so important. CBS News, 30 Nov. 2022 By May, the government agreed, and Cameron, Landau and 31 other crewmembers were allowed to enter the country together on a single plane. Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Nov. 2022 Not to mention, the abstract wallpaper features pale green patterns to tie the space together. Alyssa Gautieri, Good Housekeeping, 30 Nov. 2022 Made from a blend of whiskies from the Speyside and Highland regions, the flavor comes together as a smooth sip full of vanilla and dark fruit notes. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 30 Nov. 2022
Adjective
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are enjoying some together time in New York City. Tommy Mcardle, Peoplemag, 24 Aug. 2022 The family has started spending more time in their backyard garden to relieve stress, and Klopp has used all the together time to teach her children how to be a little more responsible for their own belongings and space. Julia Pelly, Time, 2 Mar. 2021 That’s what the movie is kinda about — the women are the stronger, more together characters. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, 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, 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, orlandosentinel.com, 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, latimes.com, 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, 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, SI.com, 3 May 2018 See More

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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 4 Dec. 2022.

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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