The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

5 definitions found
 for connect
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Connect \Con*nect"\ (k[o^]n*n[e^]kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Connected; p. pr. & vb. n. Connecting.] [L. connectere,
     -nexum; con- + nectere to bind. See Annex.]
     1. To join, or fasten together, as by something intervening;
        to associate; to combine; to unite or link together; to
        establish a bond or relation between.
        [1913 Webster]
              He fills, he bounds, connects and equals all.
        [1913 Webster]
              A man must see the connection of each intermediate
              idea with those that it connects before he can use
              it in a syllogism.                    --Locke.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To associate (a person or thing, or one's self) with
        another person, thing, business, or affair.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. To establish a communication link; -- used with with; as,
        his telephone didn't answer, so I connected with him by
     4. To electronically or mechanically link (a device) to
        another device, or to link a device to a common
        communication line; -- used with with; as, the installer
        connected our telephones on Monday; I connected my VCR to
        the TV set by myself; the plumber connected a shut-off
        valve to my gas line.
     Connecting rod (Mach.), a rod or bar joined to, and
        connecting, two or more moving parts; esp. a rod
        connecting a crank wrist with a beam, crosshead, piston
        rod, or piston, as in a steam engine.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Connect \Con*nect"\, v. i.
     To join, unite, or cohere; to have a close relation; as, one
     line of railroad connects with another; one argument connects
     with another.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can
           you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes
           together"; "Link arms" [syn: connect, link, tie,
           link up] [ant: disconnect]
      2: make a logical or causal connection; "I cannot connect these
         two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts";
         "I cannot relate these events at all" [syn: associate, tie
         in, relate, link, colligate, link up, connect]
         [ant: decouple, dissociate]
      3: be or become joined or united or linked; "The two streets
         connect to become a highway"; "Our paths joined"; "The
         travelers linked up again at the airport" [syn: connect,
         link, link up, join, unite]
      4: join by means of communication equipment; "The telephone
         company finally put in lines to connect the towns in this
      5: land on or hit solidly; "The brick connected on her head,
         knocking her out"
      6: join for the purpose of communication; "Operator, could you
         connect me to the Raffles in Singapore?"
      7: be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in
         transportation; "The local train does not connect with the
         Amtrak train"; "The planes don't connect and you will have to
         wait for four hours"
      8: establish a rapport or relationship; "The President of this
         university really connects with the faculty"
      9: establish communication with someone; "did you finally
         connect with your long-lost cousin?" [syn: get in touch,
         touch base, connect]
      10: plug into an outlet; "Please plug in the toaster!"; "Connect
          the TV so we can watch the football game tonight" [syn:
          plug in, plug into, connect] [ant: disconnect,
      11: hit or play a ball successfully; "The batter connected for a
          home run"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  237 Moby Thesaurus words for "connect":
     abut, abut on, account for, accouple, accredit with, accrete to,
     accumulate, acknowledge, add, adhere, adjoin, affect, affiliate,
     affix, agglutinate, ally, amalgamate, amass, anchor, answer to,
     appertain to, apply, apply to, articulate, ascribe to, assemble,
     assign to, assimilate, associate, attach, attach to, attribute to,
     band, be blooded, be consistent, be contiguous, be continuous,
     be in contact, be successful, bear on, bear upon, belong to, bind,
     blame, blame for, blame on, blend, bolt, bond, border, border on,
     bracket, braze, bridge, bridge over, bring home to, buckle, butt,
     catch on, catenate, cement, chain, charge on, charge to,
     clap together, click, clinch, coalesce, cohere, collect, combine,
     come off, come together, communicate, compound, comprise,
     concatenate, concern, confess, conglobulate, conjoin, conjugate,
     connect up, connect with, consolidate, continuate, continue,
     converge, copulate, correlate, correspond to, couple, cover,
     credit with, deal with, draw a parallel, embody, embrace,
     encompass, equate, farewell, fasten, fasten upon, father upon, fit,
     fix, fix on, fix upon, flux, follow, form a series, fuse, gather,
     glue, go, go great guns, go off, go over, go over big, go to town,
     graduate, grow together, hang on, hang together,
     have connection with, hold together, hook, identify, impute to,
     include, incorporate, integrate, interblend, intercommunicate,
     interest, interfuse, interrelate, involve, join, knit, knot, lash,
     lay to, lay together, league, liaise with, lie by, link, link up,
     link with, lock, lump together, maintain continuity, make a hit,
     make one, marry, marshal, mass, meet, meet with success, meld,
     melt into one, merge, mix, mobilize, moor, nail, neighbor, pair,
     parallel, parallelize, pass, pertain to, piece together, pin,
     pin on, pinpoint, place upon, point to, prevail, prosper,
     put together, qualify, reembody, refer to, regard, relate,
     relate to, relativize, respect, rivet, roll into one, run on,
     saddle on, saddle with, screw, seal, secure, set down to,
     settle upon, sew, shade into, solder, solidify, span, splice,
     stand by, staple, stick, stick together, stitch, strap, string,
     string together, succeed, syncretize, syndicate, synthesize, tack,
     take, take in, tape, thread, tie, tie in, tie in with, touch,
     touch upon, treat of, unify, unite, verge upon, wed, weld,
     work well, work wonders, yoke

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      Unix socket library routine to connect
     a socket that has been created on the local hosts to one at a
     specified socket address on the remote host.
     Unix manual pages: connect(2), accept(2).

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229