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Definition 1: the act of making or becoming a single unit - [noun denoting act]

Samples where union or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the union of opposing factions
  • he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays

Synonyms for union in the sense of this definition

(union is a kind of ...) the act of combining things to form a new whole

(... is a kind of union ) the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts

(... is a kind of union ) the act of coming together again

"monetary unification precipitated the reunification of the German state in October 1990"

(... is a kind of union ) the act of making tribal; unification on a tribal basis

(... is a kind of union ) having the function of uniting a group of similar things

"the Democratic Party is an umbrella for many liberal groups" "under the umbrella of capitalism"

Definition 2: the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes - [noun denoting act]

Samples where union or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the casual couplings of adolescents
  • the mating of some species occurs only in the spring

Synonyms for union in the sense of this definition

(union is a kind of ...) activities associated with sexual intercourse

"they had sex in the back seat"

(... is a kind of union ) mating of individuals having more traits in common than likely in random mating

(... is a kind of union ) mating of individuals having traits more dissimilar than likely in random mating

(... is a kind of union ) (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids

(... is a kind of union ) the act of mating closely related individuals

(... is a kind of union ) the act of mating by male animals

"the bull was worth good money in servicing fees"

Definition 3: a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner) - [noun denoting artifact]

(union is a kind of ...) an emblematic design (especially in heraldry)

"he was recognized by the device on his shield"

Definition 4: the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts - [noun denoting event]

Samples where union or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lightning produced an unusual union of the metals

(union is a kind of ...) an event that happens

(... is a kind of union ) union of sperm and egg in sexual reproduction

(... is a kind of union ) an occurrence that involves the production of a union

(... is a kind of union ) an occurrence that results in things being united

Definition 5: an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer - [noun denoting group]

Samples where union or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you have to join the union in order to get a job

Synonyms for union in the sense of this definition

(union is a kind of ...) a group of people who work together

(... is a kind of union ) a labor union that admits all workers in a given industry irrespective of their craft

(... is a kind of union ) a labor union whose membership is restricted to workers in a particular craft

(... is a kind of union ) a union of workers for a single company; a union not affiliated with a larger union

(... is a kind of union ) a former international labor union and radical labor movement in the United States; founded in Chicago in 1905 and dedicated to the overthrow of capitalism; its membership declined after World War I

(... is part of union) an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement

Definition 6: a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations - [noun denoting group]

Samples where union or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Soviet Union

(union is a kind of ...) a unit with political responsibilities

(... is a kind of union ) a union of political organizations

(... is a kind of union ) the union of Greece and Cyprus (which is the goal of a group of Greek Cypriots)

(... is a kind of union ) an association of states or organizations or individuals for common action

(... is a kind of union ) an association of nations to promote free trade within the union and set common tariffs for nations that are not members

Definition 7: a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets - [noun denoting group]

Samples where union or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • let C be the union of the sets A and B

Synonyms for union in the sense of this definition

(union is a kind of ...) a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used

"a set of books" "a set of golf clubs" "a set of teeth"

(... is a kind of union ) a union of two disjoint sets in which every element is the sum of an element from each of the disjoint sets

Definition 8: the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War) - [noun denoting location]

Samples where union or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he has visited every state in the Union
  • Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union
  • the North's superior resources turned the scale

Synonyms for union in the sense of this definition

(union belongs to a domain located in ...) North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776

(union is a part of ...) any state prohibiting slavery prior to the American Civil War

(... are attributes of union) in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line

"Northern liberals" "northern industry" "northern cities"

Definition 9: healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for union in the sense of this definition

(union is a kind of ...) the natural process by which the body repairs itself

Definition 10: the state of being joined or united or linked - [noun denoting state]

Samples where union or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there is strength in union

Synonyms for union in the sense of this definition

(union is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

(... is a kind of union ) the state of being combined into one body

(... is a kind of union ) the state of being connected

"the connection between church and state is inescapable"

(... is a kind of union ) the state of being joined together

(... is a kind of union ) the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination

"his association of his father with being beaten was too strong to break"

(... is a kind of union ) a close and intimate union

"the marriage of music and dance" "a marriage of ideas"

(... is a kind of union ) the union (or attempted fusion) of different systems of thought or belief (especially in religion or philosophy)

"a syncretism of material and immaterial theories"

Definition 11: the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce) - [noun denoting state]

Samples where union or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a long and happy marriage
  • God bless this union

Synonyms for union in the sense of this definition

(union is a kind of ...) the condition of being married or unmarried

(... is a kind of union ) a Shiite tradition of temporary marriage permitted in Iran that allows a couple to specify the terms of their relationship; can last from a few minutes to 99 years

"sigeh legally wraps premarital sex in an Islamic cloak"

(... is a kind of union ) the condition or practice of having more than one spouse at a time

(... is a kind of union ) the state of a husband whose wife has committed adultery

(... is a kind of union ) a marriage in which each partner is free to enter into extraneous sexual relationships without guilt or jealousy from the other

(... is a kind of union ) the practice or state of having only one spouse at a time

(... is a kind of union ) the state of having only one husband at a time

(... is a kind of union ) an unsuitable alliance (especially with regard to marriage)

(... is a kind of union ) a marriage for expediency rather than love

(... is a kind of union ) marriage to a person belonging to a tribe or group other than your own as required by custom or law

(... is a kind of union ) marriage within one's own tribe or group as required by custom or law

(... is a kind of union ) a marriage relationship created by agreement and cohabitation rather than by ceremony

(... is a kind of union ) the state of having two spouses at the same time

(union belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 12: of trade unions - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where union or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the union movement
  • union negotiations
  • a union-shop clause in the contract

(union is similar to ...) requiring union membership

"a closed shop"

(union is similar to ...) being a member of or formed into a labor union

"organized labor" "unionized workers" "a unionized shop"

Definition 13: being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where union or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Union soldiers
  • Federal forces
  • a Federal infantryman

Synonyms for union in the sense of this definition

(union is similar to ...) in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line

"Northern liberals" "northern industry" "northern cities"

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