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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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 By brawling with America’s friends, critics say, Trump has squandered an opportunity to build a united front against China. Paul Wiseman, The Seattle Times, "What you need to know about the upcoming U.S.-China tariffs," 2 July 2018 Publicly, Maryland Democrats intend to display a united front. Erin Cox, baltimoresun.com, "Will Ben Jealous pull Maryland Democrats together or apart?," 29 June 2018 But as the industry eyes the burgeoning biosimilar market, that united front is starting to crack. Erin Mershon, STAT, "As the drug industry eyes the burgeoning biosimilar market, its united front is starting to crack," 25 June 2018 But elsewhere in the album, the two take pains to address arguments, beefs, and hostilities toward everything from the Super Bowl to Spotify to Kendall and Kylie Jenner, presenting a united front that dares listeners to find a chink in their armor. Emma Stefansky, Vanities, "The Best Burns from Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Surprise Album “Everything Is Love”," 17 June 2018 McDonald immediately focused on Sinn Fein's founding principle: a united Ireland. Danica Kirka, Houston Chronicle, "Mary Lou McDonald takes over as Sinn Fein party leader," 10 Feb. 2018 Moraitis called for party members to stay united behind President Donald Trump. Anthony Man, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Broward Republicans pick lawmaker George Moraitis as new party chairman," 23 Jan. 2018 But helping Republicans keep the government open could undermine Democrats’ efforts to stand united as the party of minorities now and in the future. Andrea Drusch, star-telegram, "Can Democrats force a litmus test on DACA?," 16 Jan. 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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