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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Union  \Un"ion\  (?;  277),  n.  [F.,  from  L.  unio  oneness,  union,  a 
  single  large  pearl,  a  kind  of  onion,  fr  unus  one  See  {One}, 
  and  cf  {Onion},  {Unit}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  uniting  or  joining  two  or  more  things  into  one 
  or  the  state  of  being  united  or  joined;  junction; 
  coalition;  combination. 
  Note:  Union  differs  from  connection,  as  it  implies  that  the 
  bodies  are  in  contact  without  an  inter?ening  body; 
  whereas  things  may  be  connected  by  the  in???vention  of 
  a  third  body,  as  by  a  cord  or  chain. 
  2.  Agreement  and  conjunction  of  mind,  spirit,  will 
  affections,  or  the  like  harmony;  concord. 
  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.  --A.  Hamilton. 
  4.  A  textile  fabric  composed  of  two  or  more  materials,  as 
  cotton,  silk,  wool,  etc.,  woven  together. 
  5.  A  large  fine  pearl.  [Obs.] 
  If  they  [pearls]  be  white,  great,  round,  smooth,  and 
  weighty  .  .  .  our  dainties  and  delicates  here  at 
  Rome  .  .  .  call  them  unions,  as  a  man  would  say 
  ``singular,''  and  by  themselves  alone.  --Holland. 
  In  the  cup  an  union  shall  he  throw,  Richer  than  that 
  which  four  successive  kings  In  Denmark's  crown  have 
  worn.  --Shak. 
  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. 
  Note:  The  union  of  the  United  States  ensign  is  a  cluster  of 
  white  stars,  denoting  the  union  of  the  States,  and 
  properly,  equal  in  number  to  that  of  the  States, 
  displayed  on  a  blue  field;  the  fly  being  composed  of 
  alternate  stripes  of  red  and  white.  The  union  of  the 
  British  ensign  is  the  three  crosses  of  St  George,  St 
  Andrew,  and  St  Patrick  in  combination,  denoting  the 
  union  of  England,  Scotland  and  Ireland,  displayed  on  a 
  blue  field  in  the  national  banner  used  on  shore,  on  a 
  red,  white,  or  blue  field  in  naval  ensigns,  and  with  a 
  white  border  or  fly  in  the  merchant  service. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  7.  (Mach.)  A  joint  or  other  connection  uniting  parts  of 
  machinery,  or  the  like  as  the  elastic  pipe  of  a  tender 
  connecting  it  with  the  feed  pipe  of  a  locomotive  engine; 
  especially,  a  pipe  fitting  for  connecting  pipes,  or  pipes 
  and  fittings,  in  such  a  way  as  to  facilitate 
  8.  (Brewing)  A  cask  suspended  on  trunnions,  in  which 
  fermentation  is  carried  on 
  {Hypostatic  union}  (Theol.)  See  under  {Hypostatic}. 
  {Latin  union}.  See  under  {Latin}. 
  {Legislative  Union}  (Eng.  Hist.),  the  union  of  Great  Britain 
  and  Ireland,  which  took  place  Jan.  1,  1801. 
  {Union},  or  {Act  of  Union}  (Eng.  Hist.),  the  act  by  which 
  Scotland  was  united  to  England,  or  by  which  the  two 
  kingdoms  were  incorporated  into  one  in  1707. 
  {Union  by  the  first},  or  {second},  {intention}.  (Surg.)  See 
  {To  heal  by  the  first  or  second  intention},  under 
  {Union  down}  (Naut.),  a  signal  of  distress  at  sea  made  by 
  reversing  the  flag,  or  turning  its  union  downward. 
  {Union  jack}.  (Naut.)  See  {Jack},  n.,  10. 
  {Union  joint}.  (Mech.) 
  a  A  joint  formed  by  means  of  a  union. 
  b  A  piece  of  pipe  made  in  the  form  of  the  letter  T. 
  Syn:  Unity;  junction;  connection;  concord;  alliance; 
  coalition;  combination;  confederacy. 
  Usage:  {Union},  {Unity}.  Union  is  the  act  of  bringing  two  or 
  more  things  together  so  as  to  make  but  one  or  the 
  state  of  being  united  into  one  Unity  is  a  state  of 
  simple  oneness,  either  of  essence,  as  the  unity  of 
  God,  or  of  action  feeling,  etc.,  as  unity  of  design, 
  of  affection,  etc  Thus  we  may  speak  of  effecting  a 
  union  of  interests  which  shall  result  in  a  unity  of 
  labor  and  interest  in  securing  a  given  object. 
  One  kingdom,  joy,  and  union  without  end 
  [Man]  is  to  .  .  .  beget  Like  of  his  like  his 
  image  multiplied.  In  unity  defective;  which 
  requires  Collateral  love,  and  dearest  amity. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  being  of  or  having  to  do  with  the  northern  United  States  and 
  those  loyal  to  the  Union  during  the  Civil  War;  "Union 
  soldiers";  "Federal  forces";  "a  Federal  infantryman" 
  [syn:  {Union},  {Federal}] 
  2:  of  trade  unions;  "the  union  movement";  "union  negotiations"; 
  "a  union-shop  clause  in  the  contract"  [ant:  {nonunion}] 
  n  1:  an  organization  of  employees  formed  to  bargain  with  the 
  employer;  "you  have  to  join  the  union  in  order  to  get  a 
  job"  [syn:  {labor  union},  {trade  union},  {trades  union}, 
  2:  the  United  States  during  the  Civil  War;  "Lee  hoped  to  detach 
  Maryland  from  the  Union";  "the  North's  superior  resources 
  turned  the  scale"  [syn:  {Union},  {North}] 
  3:  the  act  of  pairing  a  male  and  female  for  reproductive 
  purposes;  "the  casual  couplings  of  adolescents";  "the 
  mating  of  some  species  occurs  only  in  the  spring"  [syn:  {coupling}, 
  {mating},  {pairing},  {conjugation},  {sexual  union}] 
  4:  the  state  of  being  united;  "there  is  strength  in  union" 
  [ant:  {separation}] 
  5:  state  of  being  husband  and  wife;  "a  long  and  happy 
  marriage";  "God  bless  this  union"  [syn:  {marriage},  {matrimony}, 
  6:  a  political  unit  formed  from  previously  independent  people 
  or  organizations;  "the  Soviet  Union" 
  7:  a  set  containing  all  and  only  the  members  of  two  or  more 
  given  sets;  "let  C  be  the  union  of  the  sets  A  and  B"  [syn: 
  {sum},  {join}] 
  8:  the  occurrence  of  a  uniting  of  separate  parts  "lightning 
  produced  an  unusual  union  of  the  metals" 
  9:  a  device  on  a  national  flag  emblematic  of  the  union  of  two 
  or  more  sovereignties  (typically  in  the  upper  inner 
  10:  making  or  becoming  a  single  unit;  "the  union  of  opposing 
  factions";  "he  looked  forward  to  the  unification  of  his 
  family  for  the  holidays"  [syn:  {unification},  {uniting}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Union,  AL  (town,  FIPS  77616) 
  Location:  32.99343  N,  87.90550  W 
  Population  (1990):  321  (120  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Union,  IA  (city,  FIPS  79545) 
  Location:  42.24294  N,  93.06263  W 
  Population  (1990):  448  (223  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  50258 
  Union,  IL  (village,  FIPS  76706) 
  Location:  42.23428  N,  88.54351  W 
  Population  (1990):  542  (199  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  60180 
  Union,  KY  (city,  FIPS  78384) 
  Location:  38.95291  N,  84.66917  W 
  Population  (1990):  1001  (314  housing  units) 
  Area:  5.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  41091 
  Union,  ME 
  Zip  code(s):  04862 
  Union,  MI 
  Zip  code(s):  49130 
  Union,  MO  (city,  FIPS  74626) 
  Location:  38.44826  N,  91.01262  W 
  Population  (1990):  5909  (2306  housing  units) 
  Area:  10.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  63084 
  Union,  MS  (town,  FIPS  75360) 
  Location:  32.57146  N,  89.11631  W 
  Population  (1990):  1875  (829  housing  units) 
  Area:  8.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  39365 
  Union,  NE  (village,  FIPS  49635) 
  Location:  40.81468  N,  95.92073  W 
  Population  (1990):  299  (125  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  68455 
  Union,  NH 
  Zip  code(s):  03887 
  Union,  NJ  (CDP,  FIPS  74510) 
  Location:  40.69530  N,  74.26974  W 
  Population  (1990):  50024  (19334  housing  units) 
  Area:  23.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  07083 
  Union,  OH  (city,  FIPS  78470) 
  Location:  39.90270  N,  84.30992  W 
  Population  (1990):  5501  (1826  housing  units) 
  Area:  6.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  45322 
  Union,  OR  (city,  FIPS  75850) 
  Location:  45.20901  N,  117.86713  W 
  Population  (1990):  1847  (802  housing  units) 
  Area:  6.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  97883 
  Union,  SC  (city,  FIPS  73105) 
  Location:  34.72280  N,  81.62381  W 
  Population  (1990):  9836  (4158  housing  units) 
  Area:  19.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  29379 
  Union,  UT  (CDP,  FIPS  78110) 
  Location:  40.61910  N,  111.87257  W 
  Population  (1990):  13684  (5399  housing  units) 
  Area:  7.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Union,  WA 
  Zip  code(s):  98592 
  Union,  WV  (town,  FIPS  81940) 
  Location:  37.59063  N,  80.54319  W 
  Population  (1990):  566  (296  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  24983 

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