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What does "Union" mean?


(n.) A cask suspended on trunnions, in which fermentation is carried on (n.) A device emblematic of union, used on a national flag or ensign, sometimes, as in the military standard of Great Britain, covering the whole field; sometimes, as in the flag of the United States, and the English naval and marine flag, occupying the upper inner corner, the rest of the flag being called the fly. Also, a flag having such a device; especially, the flag of Great Britain (n.) A joint or other connection uniting parts of machinery, or the like, as the elastic pipe of a tender connecting it with the feed pipe of a locomotive engine; especially, a pipe fitting for connecting pipes, or pipes and fittings, in such a way as to facilitate disconnection (n.) A large, fine pearl (n.) A textile fabric composed of two or more materials, as cotton, silk, wool, etc., woven together (n.) Agreement and conjunction of mind, spirit, will, affections, or the like; harmony; concord (n.) That which is united, or made one; something formed by a combination or coalition of parts or members; a confederation; a consolidated body; a league; as, the weavers have formed a union; trades unions have become very numerous; the United States of America are often called the Union (n.) The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one, or the state of being united or joined; junction; coalition; combination

Synonyms marriage, join, federal, sum, north, coupling, matrimony, wedlock, brotherhood, organized, conjugation, mating, northern, pairing, labor union, unification, sexual union, trade union, uniting, unionized, trades union

Example: "The union of opposing factions" Example: "Lightning produced an unusual union of the metals" Example: "Let C be the union of the sets A and B" Example: "You have to join the union in order to get a job" Example: "The Soviet Union" Example: "He has visited every state in the Union" Example: "There is strength in union" Example: "God bless this union" Example: "Union soldiers" Example: "The union movement"

Word Family unionisation, unionism, unionisms, unionist, unionists, unionization, unions, uniĆ³n