Meaning of JOIN in English

JOIN

v. & n.

--v.

1. tr. (often foll. by to, together) put together; fasten, unite (one thing or person to another or several together).

2 tr. connect (points) by a line etc.

3 tr. become a member of (an association, society, organization, etc.).

4 tr. take one's place with or in (a company, group, procession, etc.).

5 tr. a come into the company of (a person). b (foll. by in) take part with (others) in an activity etc. (joined me in condemnation of the outrage). c (foll. by for) share the company of for a specified occasion (may I join you for lunch?).

6 intr. (often foll. by with, to) come together; be united.

7 intr. (often foll. by in) take part with others in an activity etc.

8 tr. be or become connected or continuous with (the Inn joins the Danube at Passau).

--n. a point, line, or surface at which two or more things are joined.

Phrases and idioms:

join battle begin fighting. join forces combine efforts. join hands

1. a clasp each other's hands. b clasp one's hands together.

2 combine in an action or enterprise.

join up

1. enlist for military service.

2 (often foll. by with) unite, connect.

Derivatives:

joinable adj.

Etymology: ME f. OF joindre (stem joign-) f. L jungere junct- join: cf. YOKE

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.