Meaning of UNION in English


I. noun see: one Date: 15th century 1. an act or instance of uniting or joining two or more things into one: as, the formation of a single political unit from two or more separate and independent units, a uniting in marriage, the growing together of severed parts, a unified condition ; combination , junction , something that is made one ; something formed by a combining or coalition of parts or members: as, a confederation of independent individuals (as nations or persons) for some common purpose, b. a political unit constituting an organic whole formed usually from units which were previously governed separately (as England and Scotland in 1707) and which have surrendered or delegated their principal powers to the government of the whole or to a newly created government (as the United States in 1789), the federal ~ of states during the period of the American Civil War, an organization on a college or university campus providing recreational, social, cultural, and sometimes dining facilities, the set of all elements belonging to one or more of a given collection of two or more sets, labor ~ , 3. a device emblematic of the ~ of two or more sovereignties borne on a national flag typically in the upper inner corner or constituting the whole design of the flag, the upper inner corner of a flag, any of various devices for connecting parts (as of a machine), II. adjective Date: 1707 of, relating to, dealing with, or constituting a ~

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