Meaning of CONNECT in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ kə-ˈnekt ]


Etymology: Middle English, from Latin conectere, connectere, from com- + nectere to bind

Date: 15th century

intransitive verb

1. : to become joined

the two rooms connect by a hallway

ideas that connect easily to form a theory


a. : to meet for the transference of passengers

connect ing flights

b. : to transfer (as from one airplane to another) as a step in traveling to a final destination

passengers connect ing with international flights

3. : to make a successful hit, shot, or throw

connect ed for a home run

connect ed on 60 percent of his shots — New York Times

4. : to have or establish a rapport

tried to connect with the younger generation

5. : to establish a communications connection

connect to the Internet

transitive verb

1. : to join or fasten together usually by something intervening

2. : to place or establish in relationship

Synonyms: see join

• con·nect·able also con·nect·ible -ˈnek-tə-bəl adjective

• con·nec·tor also con·nect·er -ˈnek-tər noun

- connect the dots

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