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    union - Dictionary definition and meaning for word union

    Definition
    (noun) an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer
    Example Sentence
    • you have to join the union in order to get a job
    Definition
    (noun) the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
    Synonyms : north
    Example Sentence
    • he has visited every state in the Union
    • Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union
    • the North's superior resources turned the scale
    Definition
    (noun) the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
    Example Sentence
    • the casual couplings of adolescents
    • the mating of some species occurs only in the spring
    Definition
    (noun) the state of being joined or united or linked
    Synonyms : unification
    Example Sentence
    • there is strength in union
    Definition
    (noun) the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)
    Example Sentence
    • a long and happy marriage
    • God bless this union
    Definition
    (noun) healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones
    Synonyms : conglutination
    Definition
    (noun) a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations
    Example Sentence
    • the Soviet Union
    Definition
    (noun) a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets
    Synonyms : join , sum
    Example Sentence
    • let C be the union of the sets A and B
    Definition
    (noun) the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts
    Example Sentence
    • lightning produced an unusual union of the metals
    Definition
    (noun) a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner) Definition
    (noun) the act of making or becoming a single unit
    Example Sentence
    • the union of opposing factions
    • he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays
    Definition
    (adj) being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War
    Synonyms : federal
    Example Sentence
    • Union soldiers
    • Federal forces
    • a Federal infantryman
    Definition
    (adj) of trade unions
    Example Sentence
    • the union movement
    • union negotiations
    • a union-shop clause in the contract
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