unit·​ed | \yu̇-ˈnī-təd \

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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Assuming Democrats will stand united against whomever Republicans nominate, any Republican faction with roughly two dozen votes can stop a possible nominee in his or her tracks — and Jordan’s Freedom Caucus has 40 members. Tara Golshan, Vox, "Trump ally and super-conservative Jim Jordan is running for House speaker," 26 July 2018 Coach Pederson has lauded Jenkins for his work in the community and said the team stands united. Bryan Llenas | Fox News, Fox News, "Eagles coach was 'looking forward' to White House ceremony, says it's time to 'move on'," 6 June 2018 The fans need to do the same and stand united behind the new manager - whoever that may be. SI.com, "Arsenal Fans Need to Escape the 'Wenger Out' Mentality & Unite Behind Next Manager Whoever it Is," 17 May 2018 Lingering question As Ars has reported previously, Britain and its NATO allies united to blame Russia for the March poisoning of the Skripals. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Second Novichok poisoning in Britain raises alarm, questions over contamination," 5 July 2018 Where the former was strong, united and balanced, the latter looked limp, disjointed, and largely disinterested. SI.com, "Why Everton Must Learn From Their History in Next Managerial Appointment or Be Doomed to Repeat it," 18 May 2018 Iranian leaders said Tuesday that the country would stand united in the face of any new sanctions or threats from the United States. Washington Post, BostonGlobe.com, "Iran to negotiate with Europeans, Russia and China about remaining in nuclear deal," 8 May 2018 Iranian leaders said Tuesday that the country would stand united in the face of any new sanctions or threats from the United States. Erin Cunningham, chicagotribune.com, "Iran 'prepared for all scenarios' if Trump nixes nuclear deal, officials say," 8 May 2018 That tone should be a united front between America and its allies, within a NATO committed to and capable of deterring new threats. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Trump’s NATO Progress," 8 July 2018

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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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