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.]


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.


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.


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.


To enjoin upon; to command.

[Obs. & R.]

They join them penance, as they call it. Tyndale.


To accept, or engage in, as a contest; as, to join encounter, battle, issue.


To join battle, To join issue. See under Battle, Issue.

Syn. -- To add; annex; unite; connect; combine; consociate; couple; link; append. See Add.


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Join, v. i.

To be contiguous, close, or in contact; to come together; to unite; to mingle; to form a union; as, the hones of the skull join; two rivers join.

Whose house joined hard to the synagogue. Acts xviii. 7.

Should we again break thy commandments, and join in affinity with the people of these abominations? Ezra ix. 14.

Nature and fortune joined to make thee great. Shak.


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Join, n. Geom.

The line joining two points; the point common to two intersecting lines.



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