unit·​ed | \ yu̇-ˈnī-təd How to pronounce united (audio) \

Definition of united

1 : made one : combined
2 : relating to or produced by joint action a united effort
3 : being in agreement : harmonious a united family

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Other Words from united

unitedly adverb

Examples of united in a Sentence

a united campaign against drug abuse the party must present a united front if it hopes to win the election

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The 12-member act is set to release their first music as a united team later this summer. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "LOONA yyxy Release Ominous 'One' Video: Watch," 13 July 2018 At a time when the country is sharply divided, Houston stands clearly united. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Harvey: This is probably the worst US flood storm ever; I’ll never be the same," 25 Aug. 2018 Thailand’s opposition parties banded together in a united front to form a new government, challenging the junta chief, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, to draw on the votes of an unelected Senate to stay in power. James Hookway, WSJ, "Pro-Democracy Parties Challenge Thai Junta’s Grip After Contentious Vote," 27 Mar. 2019 Over the years, hot duos have hit the carpet together and served up a stylish united front. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "14 Power Couples Who Rocked the Red Carpet at the SAG Awards," 26 Jan. 2019 The shuttle resumes service after the fireworks, with the last shuttles departing at 11 p.m. Batavia Batavia has a united tradition to honor Amerca’s birthday centering on the freedom of speech. Joy Davis, Aurora Beacon-News, "Fox Valley ready to celebrate Fourth of July," 29 June 2018 Decker and Brown said that the board is united that no one will resign in the face of the potential recall. Christina Lords, idahostatesman, "'They're out for blood': Community group wants to recall Idaho town's entire school board | Idaho Statesman," 20 Apr. 2018 There were also news-making moments, like North and South Korea competing under a united flag, and Russia competing under an unaffiliated one after a doping scandal. Megan Friedman, Cosmopolitan, "14 of The Funniest Tweets From the 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony," 10 Feb. 2018 Utopian science fiction always imagines some sort of semi-benevolent united world government by the time humanity goes onward and upward to the stars. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "Here's the Unified Earth Flag We Should Plant on Mars," 20 May 2015

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First Known Use of united

circa 1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of united

: involving people or groups working together to achieve something
: made up of members who share the same purpose, interest, etc.


unit·​ed | \ yu̇-ˈnī-təd\

Kids Definition of united

1 : made one United States of America
2 : having the same goals, ideas, and principles The jury is united in its belief of her innocence.

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