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 That team got it together and got hot at the right time., "Essentially, the playoffs begin for the Patriots on Saturday. They start their Super Bowl run from a better starting point than last year.," 20 Dec. 2019 In 2014, MacCallum and Poynter worked together on a mission to send Google executive Alan Eustace on a record-breaking space-diving journey to 136,000 feet suspended beneath a stratospheric balloon. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, "Giant Surveillance Balloons Are Lurking at the Edge of Space," 19 Dec. 2019 With enough of these working together, the entire network has the power to solve more complex problems, even though individual layers of the neural network may only be equipped to complete one kind of equation. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Facebook's Neural Net Can Solve This Differential Equation in One Second," 18 Dec. 2019 Recently, though, when Kylie was seen flashing a GIANT diamond ring in an Instagram story, many thought that the two not only got back together, but also took a major step in their relationship and got engaged. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are "Just Really Close Friends" According to Kim Kardashian," 17 Dec. 2019 For addicts who need help now — who just can’t wait for the city to get its act together — NA and Alcoholics Anonymous may be the last best hope for staying alive. Courtland Milloy, Washington Post, "Some drug users are making their way through recovery, but they could use some help," 17 Dec. 2019 When black folk get together for any celebration, there is going to be an immense conglomerate of style and grace. Nandi Howard, Essence, "The Best Fashion Moments From #Diddy50," 16 Dec. 2019 There was not a common sense of mission or working together to achieve goals. John Engen, Quartz at Work, "How a global chemical company gave itself a corporate purpose makeover," 16 Dec. 2019 Decide not to feel sad when your mom can’t get her act together; the foster family lives in a good school district. Emi Nietfeld, Longreads, "Self Portrait as a Human Interest Story," 13 Dec. 2019 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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22 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Together.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 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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