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
Recent Examples on the Web All indications are that GOP voters are united and energized, and the party is doing what’s necessary to make Kevin McCarthy the next speaker, which would instantly squash the never-very-plausible talk of Joe Biden being the next FDR. Rich Lowry, National Review, 21 May 2021 But in Washington, just as in state capitols across the country, Republicans have remained united and steadfast against the Democratic efforts. New York Times, 30 Apr. 2021 Democrats are united and enthusiastic about the midterms while Republicans are divided, said Democratic pollster and strategist Cornell Belcher. David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, 30 Apr. 2021 Most ethnic parties and ethnic armed organizations now seem ready to set aside their differences and cooperate towards the goal of a united and federal Myanmar. Alex Aung Khant, Time, 23 Apr. 2021 The administration has been opening processing centers and other facilities to cope with the increase in family united and unaccompanied minors crossing into the U.S. Adam Shaw, Fox News, 9 Mar. 2021 Centuries ago, in a world known as Kumandra, nations were united and dragons filled the skies. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 4 Mar. 2021 Our once relatively united and largely ethical society has plummeted into a cesspool of deception and greed. Mike Masterson, Arkansas Online, 27 Dec. 2020 Deese is proving to be more divisive among liberals than Ernest Moniz, whom progressive groups are more united and aggressive in opposing as the next energy secretary. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, 3 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of united

circa 1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of united was circa 1552

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13 Jun 2021

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“United.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/united. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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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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