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

  Join \Join\ (join), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Joined (joind); 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.]
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     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.
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              Woe unto them that join house to house. --Is. v. 8.
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              Held up his left hand, which did flame and burn
              Like twenty torches joined.           --Shak.
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              Thy tuneful voice with numbers join.  --Dryden.
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     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.
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              We jointly now to join no other head. --Dryden.
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     3. To unite in marriage.
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              He that joineth his virgin in matrimony. --Wyclif.
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              What, therefore, God hath joined together, let not
              man put asunder.                      --Matt. xix.
                                                    6.
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     4. To enjoin upon; to command. [Obs. & R.]
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              They join them penance, as they call it. --Tyndale.
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     5. To accept, or engage in, as a contest; as, to join
        encounter, battle, issue. --Milton.
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     6. To meet with and accompany; as, we joined them at the
        restaurant.
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     7. To combine with (another person) in performing some
        activity; as, join me in welcoming our new president.
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     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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  joining
      n 1: the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for
           communication); "the joining of hands around the table";
           "there was a connection via the internet" [syn: joining,
           connection, connexion]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  82 Moby Thesaurus words for "joining":
     accession, addition, adjunct, adjunction, affixation,
     agglutination, ankle, annexation, articulation, attachment,
     augmentation, binding, boundary, butt, cervix, clinch, closure,
     collision course, combinative, communicating, confrontation,
     conjunctive, connecting, connecting link, connecting rod,
     connection, connectional, connective, copulative, coupling,
     dovetail, elbow, embrace, encounter, gliding joint, hinge,
     hinged joint, hip, increase, intercommunicating, interface, join,
     joint, junction, juncture, juxtaposition, knee, knuckle, link,
     linking, meeting, miter, mortise, narrow squeak, near thing,
     near-miss, neck, pivot, pivot joint, prefixation, rabbet,
     reinforcement, rencontre, scarf, seam, shoulder, stitch,
     suffixation, superaddition, superfetation, superjunction,
     superposition, supplementation, suture, symphysis, tie rod, toggle,
     toggle joint, union, uniting, weld, wrist
  
  

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