The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

3 definitions found
 for Combining
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Combine \Com*bine"\ (k[o^]m*b[imac]n"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Combined (k[o^]m*b[imac]nd"); 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.
        [1913 Webster]
              So fitly them in pairs thou hast combined. --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
              Friendship is the cement which really combines
              mankind.                              --Dr. H. More.
        [1913 Webster]
              And all combined, save what thou must combine
              By holy marriage.                     --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
              Earthly sounds, though sweet and well combined.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To bind; to hold by a moral tie. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
              I am combined by a sacred vow.        --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an occurrence that results in things being united [syn:
           combining, combine]
      2: the act of combining things to form a new whole [syn:
         combination, combining, compounding]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "combining":
     accompanying, accordant, agreeing, associate, associated,
     associative, at one with, blending, coacting, coactive, coadunate,
     coalescent, coalescing, coincident, collaborative, collective,
     collusive, combinative, combinatory, combined, concerted,
     concomitant, concordant, concurrent, concurring, conjoint,
     conjunctival, conjunctive, connecting, connectional, connective,
     consilient, conspiratorial, cooperant, cooperative, coordinate,
     corporational, coworking, federal, federative, fusing, harmonious,
     incorporating, incorporative, joint, meeting, merging, parasitic,
     saprophytic, symbiotic, synchronous, synergetic, synergic,
     synergistic, unific, unifying, united, uniting

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229