Meaning of CONNECT in English
/ kəˈnekt; NAmE / verb
connect A to / with B | connect A and B to join together two or more things; to be joined together :
[ vn ]
The towns are connected by train and bus services.
The canal was built to connect Sheffield with the Humber estuary.
a connecting door (= one that connects two rooms)
[ v ]
The rooms on this floor connect.
ELECTRICITY / GAS / WATER
[ vn ] connect sth (to sth) to join sth to the main supply of electricity, gas, water, etc. or to another piece of equipment :
First connect the printer to the computer.
We're waiting for the telephone to be connected.
connect (sb) (to sth) to join a computer to the Internet or a computer network :
[ v ]
Click 'Continue' to connect to the Internet.
[also vn ]
[ vn ] [ usually passive ] connect sb/sth (with sb/sth) to have a link with sb/sth :
They are connected by marriage.
The two subjects are closely connected .
jobs connected with the environment
—see also unconnected , well connected
[ vn ] connect sb/sth (with sb/sth) to notice or make a link between people, things, events, etc.
SYN associate :
There was nothing to connect him with the crime.
I was surprised to hear them mentioned together: I had never connected them before.
OF TRAIN / BUS / PLANE
[ v ] connect (with sth) to arrive just before another one leaves so that passengers can change from one to the other :
His flight to Amsterdam connects with an afternoon flight to New York.
There's a connecting flight at noon.
[ vn ] to join telephone lines so that people can speak to each other
SYN put through :
Hold on please, I'm trying to connect you.
[ v ] connect (with sb) ( especially NAmE ) to form a good relationship with sb so that you like and understand each other :
They met a couple of times but they didn't really connect.
[ v ] ( especially NAmE ) connect (with sb/sth) ( informal ) to hit sb/sth :
The blow connected and she felt a surge of pain.
- connect sth up (to sth) | connect up (to sth)
late Middle English (in the sense be united physically ; rare before the 18th cent.): from Latin connectere , from con- together + nectere bind.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005