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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Join  \Join\  (join),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Joined};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Joining}.]  [OE.  joinen,  joignen  F.  joindre,  fr  L. 
  jungere  to  yoke,  bind  together,  join  akin  to  jugum  yoke.  See 
  {Yoke},  and  cf  {Conjugal},  {Junction},  {Junta}.] 
  1.  To  bring  together,  literally  or  figuratively;  to  place  in 
  contact  to  connect;  to  couple;  to  unite;  to  combine;  to 
  associate;  to  add  to  append. 
 
  Woe  unto  them  that  join  house  to  house.  --Is.  v.  8. 
 
  Held  up  his  left  hand,  which  did  flame  and  burn  Like 
  twenty  torches  joined.  --Shak. 
 
  Thy  tuneful  voice  with  numbers  join  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  associate  one's  self  to  to  be  or  become  connected 
  with  to  league  one's  self  with  to  unite  with  as  to 
  join  a  party;  to  join  the  church. 
 
  We  jointly  now  to  join  no  other  head.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  unite  in  marriage. 
 
  He  that  joineth  his  virgin  in  matrimony.  --Wyclif. 
 
  What  therefore,  God  hath  joined  together,  let  not 
  man  put  asunder.  --Matt.  xix. 
  6. 
 
  4.  To  enjoin  upon  to  command.  [Obs.  &  R.] 
 
  They  join  them  penance,  as  they  call  it  --Tyndale. 
 
  5.  To  accept  or  engage  in  as  a  contest;  as  to  join 
  encounter,  battle,  issue.  --Milton. 
 
  {To  join  battle},  {To  join  issue}.  See  under  {Battle}, 
  {Issue}. 
 
  Syn:  To  add  annex;  unite;  connect;  combine;  consociate; 
  couple;  link;  append.  See  {Add}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  joining 
  n  :  the  act  of  bringing  two  things  into  contact  [syn:  {connection}, 
  {connexion},  {connecting}] 




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