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

Both the university system and OU have long worked together to offer scholarships to NCSY graduates who are considered outstanding and choose to attend one of Touro's Lander Colleges in New York City. Sergio Carmona, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Tamarac grad awarded national scholarship to attend Touro College," 13 July 2018 Sixty people from six county boards of elections, as well as the state, worked together in the Howard County Board of Elections’ Columbia warehouse to recount 6,344 ballots. Kate Magill, Howard County Times, "Howard council incumbent's loss confirmed in ballot recount," 11 July 2018 Debbie Helsel, Shannon Ruby Julien and Rachael Curran discuss how the public could work together to protect animals in need. Hal Boedeker, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Casey Anthony: Bill Sheaffer looks back for WFTV," 11 July 2018 Instead, Russ and four officers pooled $80 for a hotel room to keep the family together. Cortlynn Stark, kansascity, "Mom almost called social services on herself. KCPD and its social workers stepped up," 10 July 2018 The team’s owner is able to keep this group together, at least in part, because there is a limit to how much those highly skilled players can be paid. Dylan Scott, Vox, "LeBron James and the NBA teach us a lot about labor in America," 6 July 2018 At first, he and his son were placed together in detention at a center in McAllen, a city in Texas near the border with Mexico that has a large facility housing separated immigrant children. Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press, "Immigrant dad separated from son in Michigan: 'A pain in my heart'," 14 July 2018 The Border Patrol has typically not referred parents with children for criminal prosecution since the executive order was issued last month and instead kept families together for civil immigration processing. Kristina Davis, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Trump administration outlines plan to reunify remaining 2,500 separated children," 14 July 2018 Everyone has worked well together to bring the children out. NBC News, "Boys rescued from Thailand cave to be discharged from hospital on Thursday," 14 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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More Definitions for together

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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