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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Combine  \Com*bine"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  form  a  union;  to  agree;  to  coalesce;  to  confederate. 
 
  You  with  your  foes  combine,  And  seem  your  own 
  destruction  to  design  --Dryden. 
 
  So  sweet  did  harp  and  voice  combine.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  2.  To  unite  by  affinity  or  natural  attraction;  as  two 
  substances,  which  will  not  combine  of  themselves,  may  be 
  made  to  combine  by  the  intervention  of  a  third 
 
  3.  (Card  Playing)  In  the  game  of  casino,  to  play  a  card  which 
  will  take  two  or  more  cards  whose  aggregate  number  of  pips 
  equals  those  of  the  card  played. 
 
  {Combining  weight}  (Chem.),  that  proportional  weight,  usually 
  referred  to  hydrogen  as  a  standard,  and  for  each  element 
  fixed  and  exact,  by  which  an  element  unites  with  another 
  to  form  a  distinct  compound.  The  combining  weights  either 
  are  identical  with  or  are  multiples  or  submultiples  of 
  the  atomic  weight.  See  {Atomic  weight},  under  {Atomic},  a. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Combine  \Com*bine"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Combined};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Combining}.]  [LL.  combinare,  combinatum  L.  com-  + 
  binus,  pl  bini,  two  and  two  double:  cf  F.  combiner.  See 
  {Binary}.] 
  1.  To  unite  or  join  to  link  closely  together;  to  bring  into 
  harmonious  union;  to  cause  or  unite  so  as  to  form  a 
  homogeneous  substance,  as  by  chemical  union. 
 
  So  fitly  them  in  pairs  thou  hast  combined.  --Milton. 
 
  Friendship  is  the  cement  which  really  combines 
  mankind.  --Dr.  H.  More 
 
  And  all  combined,  save  what  thou  must  combine  By 
  holy  marriage.  --Shak. 
 
  Earthly  sounds,  though  sweet  and  well  combined. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  To  bind;  to  hold  by  a  moral  tie.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  am  combined  by  a  sacred  vow.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  combine 
  n  1:  heads  and  threshes  and  cleans  grain  while  moving  across  the 
  field 
  2:  a  consortium  of  companies  formed  to  limit  competition;  "they 
  set  up  the  trust  in  the  hope  of  gaining  a  monopoly"  [syn: 
  {trust},  {cartel}] 
  3:  an  occurrence  that  results  in  things  being  combined  [syn:  {combination}, 
  {combining}] 
  v  1:  have  or  possess  in  combination;  "she  unites  charm  with  a 
  good  business  sense"  [syn:  {unite}] 
  2:  put  or  add  together;  "combine  resources"  [syn:  {compound}] 
  3:  combine  so  as  to  form  a  whole;  mix;  "compound  the 
  ingredients"  [syn:  {compound}] 
  4:  add  together,  as  of  resources  [syn:  {pool}] 
  5:  join  for  a  common  purpose  or  in  a  common  action  "These 
  forces  combined  with  others" 
  6:  gather  in  a  mass,  sum,  or  whole  [syn:  {aggregate}] 
  7:  mix  together  different  elements;  "The  colors  blend  well"; 
  "fuse  the  clutter  of  detail  into  a  rich  narrative"--A. 
  Schlesinger  [syn:  {blend},  {mix},  {conflate},  {commingle}, 
  {immix},  {fuse},  {coalesce},  {meld},  {merge}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Combine,  TX  (city,  FIPS  16216) 
  Location:  32.58821  N,  96.51488  W 
  Population  (1990):  1329  (463  housing  units) 
  Area:  18.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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