together

adverb
to·​geth·​er | \tə-ˈge-t͟hər \

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 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

together

adjective

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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Other Words from together

Adverb

togetherness \ tə-​ˈge-​t͟hər-​nəs \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for together

Synonyms: Adverb

coincidentally, coincidently, concurrently, contemporaneously, simultaneously

Antonyms: Adverb

separately

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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

In their new positions, Karow and Sorenson are to work together to manage HLI’s businesss strategy, such as how to incorporate genomics machine learning and clinical imaging to present maximum value to customers and to science in general. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Human Longevity names interim CEO," 13 July 2018 Still, both Russia and the U.S. have an interest in working together in Syria and beyond, and while Russia and Iran have been on the same side of the war, their interests do not always converge. Washington Post, "Analysis: Iran role in Syria key item at Trump-Putin summit," 13 July 2018 Blanco and Mercedes Arce, another Félix Varela member, had worked together in Cuba’s mission to the U.N. — considered the center of Cuban intelligence operations in the United States. Nora Gámez Torres, miamiherald, "He now hunts Cuban human-rights abusers in the U.S. Was he once an offender himself?," 12 July 2018 The two men worked together at LBI Inc. beginning in early 2010, Sparks as an electrical engineer and Williams as an electrical technician. Matthew Ormseth, courant.com, "Former Employee Of Groton Defense Contractor Requests New Trial After Conviction For Stealing Navy Secrets," 12 July 2018 But Disney and Fox are determined to keep their deal together — Murdoch has favored Disney in negotiations over the sale of 21st Century Fox assets, including Fox’s stake in Sky, to Disney. Bob Fernandez, Philly.com, "Comcast boosts Sky bid to $34M, topping Fox offer in global standoff," 11 July 2018 Work together to identify joint retirement goals, then establish a plan for getting there. Marianne Hayes, Redbook, "How Much Money Do You Really Need to Retire?," 9 July 2018 While different research groups are focusing on different approaches, IEA's technology road map suggests that reducing emissions quickly enough to help meet global climate goals will require a variety of strategies all working together. Chelsea Harvey, Scientific American, "Cement Producers Are Developing a Plan to Reduce CO2 Emissions," 9 July 2018 Trump and May were scheduled to spend a lot of time together on the second day of his U.K. visit, part of a European tour intended to shore up alliances before Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday. John Fritze, USA TODAY, "Trump's bombshell interview with UK tabloid threatens to overshadow visit to Britain," 13 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

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, "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, SI.com, "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 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 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

Adverb

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

Adjective

1963, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for together

Adverb

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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together

adverb

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

together

adjective

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

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

together

adverb
to·​geth·​er | \tə-ˈge-t͟hər \

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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