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 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



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 together (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 During face-to-face planning sessions, all parties work together to diligently meet the requirements agreed upon. Clinton M Padgett, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 While others spoke admiringly of her, Plascencia said the award was a team effort with the district’s teachers, administrators and staff as well as students and their families working together. Steve Sadin,, 13 Oct. 2021 In rehearsals with Team Advisor and Kelly's friend Jason Aldean, the two acts work together to find a bluegrassy arrangement that highlights all of them. Maggie Fremont,, 12 Oct. 2021 The couple met in 2018 while working together at Embassy Suites Lexington Green Hotel. Rachel Berry, The Enquirer, 12 Oct. 2021 To create a truly immersive world, however, requires all creative elements working together. Joshua Khan, Wired, 11 Oct. 2021 Business leaders say companies want all levels of state government to work together to decrease crime. NBC News, 10 Oct. 2021 Every season, a cake decorator, candy maker and pumpkin carver work together to create an incredible design. Katarina Avendano, Good Housekeeping, 10 Oct. 2021 The program demonstrates how urban and agricultural water districts can work together to deal with shortages, said Bill Hasencamp, MWD’s manager of Colorado River resources. Los Angeles Times, 10 Oct. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective 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,, 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,, 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,, 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,, 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, 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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15 Oct 2021

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“Together.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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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)

: 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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