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Union meaning

union - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one, or the state of being united or joined; junction; coalition; combination.
  2. 2. Agreement and conjunction of mind, spirit, will, affections, or the like; harmony; concord.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. A textile fabric composed of two or more materials, as cotton, silk, wool, etc., woven together.
  5. 5. A large, fine pearl.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. A cask suspended on trunnions, in which fermentation is carried on.
  8. 8. Act of uniting; that which is united; junction; confederation; concord.

union - examples of usage

  1. Now, when these elements are mingling, countless kinds of things issue from their union.
  2. To Mr. Brinsmade's, when the day's duty was done, the young Union officers used to ride, and often there would be half a dozen of them to tea. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  3. It was not a case merely of fighting for the Union, but first of getting permission to fight. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
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