Meaning of TOGETHER in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ təgeðə(r) ]

Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.

Note: In addition to the uses shown below, 'together' is used in phrasal verbs such as ‘piece together’, ‘pull together’, and ‘sleep together’.


If people do something together , they do it with each other.

We went on long bicycle rides together...

They all live together in a three-bedroom house...

Together they swam to the ship.

≠ alone

ADV : usu ADV after v , also ADV cl


If things are joined together , they are joined with each other so that they touch or form one whole.

Mix the ingredients together thoroughly...

She clasped her hands together on her lap...

ADV : ADV after v


If things or people are situated together , they are in the same place and very near to each other.

The trees grew close together...

Ginette and I gathered our things together...

ADV : ADV after v


If a group of people are held or kept together , they are united with each other in some way.

He has done enough to pull the party together...

ADV : ADV after v

Together is also an adjective.

We are together in the way we’re looking at this situation.

= united

ADJ : v-link ADJ


If two people are together , they are married or having a sexual relationship with each other.

We were together for five years...

ADJ : v-link ADJ , n ADJ , v n ADJ


If two things happen or are done together , they happen or are done at the same time.

Three horses crossed the finish line together...

‘Yes,’ they said together.

≠ separately

ADV : ADV after v


You use together when you are adding two or more amounts or things to each other in order to consider a total amount or effect.

Together they account for less than five per cent of the population...

ADV : ADV before v , n ADV , ADV cl


If you say that two things go together , or that one thing goes together with another, you mean that they go well with each other or cannot be separated from each other.

I can see that some colours go together and some don’t...

PHRASE : pl-n PHR , PHR with n / -ing


If you describe someone as together , you admire them because they are very confident, organized, and know what they want. ( INFORMAL )

She was very headstrong, and very together...

ADJ [ approval ]


You use together with to mention someone or something else that is also involved in an action or situation.

Every month we’ll deliver the very best articles, together with the latest fashion and beauty news...



to get your act together: see act

to put your heads together: see head

put together: see put

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне.