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Definition of "join" [join]

  • To put or bring together so as to make continuous or form a unit: join two boards with nails; joined hands in a circle. (verb-transitive)
  • To put or bring into close association or relationship: two families that were joined by marriage; join forces. (verb-transitive)
  • To connect (points), as with a straight line. (verb-transitive)
  • To meet and merge with: where the creek joins the river. (verb-transitive)
  • To become a part or member of: joined the photography club. (verb-transitive)

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.

Use "join" in a sentence
  • "The simple reason I want to join is to "make friends", ease our integration to a new culture, and learn a thing or two the simpler way rather than the hard way (aka: why reinvent the wheel)."
  • "When the truth of her misfortune dawned upon her, she thought of nothing but to fly from the place to where she did not know, till the destroyer of her virtue advised her to go to Montreal, where he would in short join and marry her."
  • "If you enjoy reading in Spanish, join our reading group the second Saturday of every month."