Definition of "connection" []

  • The act of connecting. (noun)
  • The state of being connected. (noun)
  • One that connects; a link: made a connection between the two pipes. (noun)
  • An association or relationship: There appeared to be no connection between the two crimes. (noun)
  • The logical or intelligible ordering of words or ideas; coherence. (noun)
  • The act or state of connecting; union (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Something that connects, joins, or relates; link or bond (noun)
  • A relationship or association (noun)
  • Logical sequence in thought or expression; coherence (noun)
  • The relation of a word or phrase to its context (noun)
  • An acquaintance, esp one who is influential or has prestige (noun)
  • A relative, esp if distant and related by marriage (noun)
  • An opportunity to transfer from one train, bus, aircraft, ship, etc, to another (noun)
  • The vehicle, aircraft, etc, scheduled to provide such an opportunity (noun)
  • The persons owning or controlling a racehorse (noun)
  • A link, usually a wire or metallic strip, between two components in an electric circuit or system (noun)
  • A communications link between two points, esp by telephone (noun)
  • A supplier of illegal drugs, such as heroin (noun)
  • Sexual intercourse (noun)
  • A small sect or religious group united by a body of distinct beliefs or practices (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "connection" in a sentence
  • "In this connection Irenæus employed the following categories: _restoring of the likeness of God in humanity_; _abolition of death_; _connection and union of man with God_; _adoption of men as sons of God and as gods_;"
  • "I don't want to route all traffic over the VPN connection, so I did not check the «Send all traffic over VPN connection» setting."
  • "I know the point of the torture was to produce such a connection, but it might not have been necessary to waterboard al-Libi to get him to say ’yes’ to the suggestion of the ’connection’."