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 world has rightly united to fight the extremism that has made sorrowful brethren out of cities like New York, Paris, London, and Manchester and that has taken so many lives in Sri Lanka in recent days. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Prince William Gave a Moving Speech at Christchurch's Al Noor Mosque. Here's the Full Transcript.," 26 Apr. 2019 People were united, too, in the sense that the state of resources in the schools is unacceptable. Philly.com, "The new Philly school board convenes next month. What do people want members to know?," 25 June 2018 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

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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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a strong desire or propensity

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