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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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 Anne was queen when the Acts of Union were signed and England and Scotland were united to form Great Britain. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "The Favourite is a deliciously wicked tale of sex, women, and power plays," 21 Nov. 2018 The 15 council nations have been united in imposing increasingly tough sanctions to try to rein in Pyongyang’s nuclear program. Jennifer Peltz, The Seattle Times, "UN to caution against populism in high-level week," 24 Sep. 2018 Meanwhile, testimonials from migrants who have already been united with their children provide a harrowing portrait of the administration’s negligence. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Justice Department Asks for More Time to Reunite Migrant Families," 6 July 2018 But Americans are less united on the idea of a deal that would protect Dreamers in exchange for funding more border security and a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. CBS News, "CBS News poll: Two-thirds of Americans say separating children, parents at border unacceptable," 18 June 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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