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union

un·ion

union

 
 
pronunciation:
yun yn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of uniting.
With the union of East and West Germany in 1990, many people crossed the border to see friends and family.
antonyms:
separation
similar words:
alliance, blending, confederation, federation, junction, merging
definition 2: the condition of being united.
The union of the two companies was what kept their business successful.
antonyms:
division, separation
similar words:
accord, alliance, community, connection, fusion, junction, marriage
definition 3: two or more things or people joined together to form something new.
Several English teachers formed a poetry-reading union.
synonyms:
association, organization, society
similar words:
alliance, brotherhood, circle, club, confederacy, federation, fellowship, group, league, lodge, party, ring
definition 4: a group of states or countries united under a single government.
The U.S. Civil War began when the northern states refused to allow the southern states to leave the Union.
synonyms:
alliance, confederation, federation, league
similar words:
community, confederacy
definition 5: the act of joining or of being joined in marriage.
Today, we celebrate the union of Toni and Marcus.
synonyms:
marriage
similar words:
wedding
definition 6: an organization of workers; trade union.
The union agreed on a contract that promised fair wages for its members.
synonyms:
labor union
similar words:
guild
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