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Combine definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. To unite or join two or more things; to link closely together.
Friendship combines the hearts of men.
2. To agree; to accord; to settle by compact.
3. To join words or ideas together; opposed to analyze.
4. To cause to unite; to bring into union or confederacy.
The violence of revolutionary France combined the posers of Europe in opposition.
COMBINE, v.i. To unite, agree or coalesce.
Honor and policy combine to justify the measure.
2. To unite in friendship or design; to league together.
You with your foes combine.
3. To unite by affinity, or natural attraction
Two substances which will not combine of themselves, may be made to combine, by the intervention of a third.
4. To confederate; to unite as nations.
The powers of Europe combined against France.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: harvester that heads and threshes and cleans grain while moving across the field
2: a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service; "they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly" [syn: trust, corporate trust, combine, cartel]
3: an occurrence that results in things being united [syn: combining, combine] v
1: have or possess in combination; "she unites charm with a good business sense" [syn: unite, combine]
2: put or add together; "combine resources" [syn: compound, combine]
3: combine so as to form a whole; mix; "compound the ingredients" [syn: compound, combine]
4: add together from different sources; "combine resources"
5: join for a common purpose or in a common action; "These forces combined with others"
6: gather in a mass, sum, or whole [syn: aggregate, combine]
7: mix together different elements; "The colors blend well" [syn: blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge]

Merriam Webster's

I. verb (combined; combining) Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French combiner, from Late Latin combinare, from Latin com- + bini two by two more at bin- Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. to bring into such close relationship as to obscure individual characters ; merge <two companies combining forces> b. to cause to unite into a chemical compound c. to unite into a single number or expression <combine fractions and simplify> 2. intermix, blend <combine the sugar and flour> 3. to possess in combination <a writer whose works combine imagination and scholarship> intransitive verb 1. a. to become one b. to unite to form a chemical compound 2. to act together <many factors combined to cause the recession> Synonyms: see join combinable adjective combiner noun II. noun Date: 1886 1. a combination especially of business or political interests 2. a harvesting machine that heads, threshes, and cleans grain while moving over a field III. verb (combined; combining) Date: 1926 transitive verb to harvest with a combine intransitive verb to combine a crop

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v. 1 tr. & intr. join together; unite for a common purpose. 2 tr. possess (qualities usually distinct) together (combines charm and authority). 3 a intr. coalesce in one substance. b tr. cause to do this. c intr. form a chemical compound. 4 intr. cooperate. 5 tr. harvest (crops etc.) by means of a combine harvester. --n. a combination of esp. commercial interests to control prices etc. Phrases and idioms: combine harvester a mobile machine that reaps and threshes in one operation. combining form Gram. a linguistic element used in combination with another element to form a word (e.g. Anglo- = English, bio- = life, -graphy writing). Usage: In this dictionary, combining form is used of an element that contributes to the particular sense of words (as with both elements of biography), as distinct from a prefix or suffix that adjusts the sense of or determines the function of words (as with un-, -able, and -ation). Derivatives: combinable adj. Etymology: ME f. OF combiner or LL combinare (as COM-, L bini two)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Combine Com*bine", v. i. 1. To form a union; to agree; to coalesce; to confederate. You with your foes combine, And seem your own destruction to design --Dryden. So sweet did harp and voice combine. --Sir W. Scott. 2. To unite by affinity or natural attraction; as, two substances, which will not combine of themselves, may be made to combine by the intervention of a third. 3. (Card Playing) In the game of casino, to play a card which will take two or more cards whose aggregate number of pips equals those of the card played. Combining weight (Chem.), that proportional weight, usually referred to hydrogen as a standard, and for each element fixed and exact, by which an element unites with another to form a distinct compound. The combining weights either are identical with, or are multiples or submultiples of, the atomic weight. See Atomic weight, under Atomic, a.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Combine Com*bine", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Combined; p. pr. & vb. n. Combining.] [LL. combinare, combinatum; L. com- + binus, pl. bini, two and two, double: cf. F. combiner. See Binary.] 1. To unite or join; to link closely together; to bring into harmonious union; to cause or unite so as to form a homogeneous substance, as by chemical union. So fitly them in pairs thou hast combined. --Milton. Friendship is the cement which really combines mankind. --Dr. H. More. And all combined, save what thou must combine By holy marriage. --Shak. Earthly sounds, though sweet and well combined. --Cowper. 2. To bind; to hold by a moral tie. [Obs.] I am combined by a sacred vow. --Shak.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(combined) Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. If you combine two or more things or if they combine, they exist together. The Church has something to say on how to combine freedom with responsibility... Relief workers say it's worse than ever as disease and starvation combine to kill thousands... A stagnant economy combined with a surge in the number of teenagers is likely to have contributed to rising crime levels in the US. V-RECIP: V n with n, pl-n V, V-ed, also V with n, V pl-n 2. If you combine two or more things or if they combine, they join together to make a single thing. David Jacobs was given the job of combining the data from these 19 studies into one giant study... Combine the flour with 3 tablespoons water to make a paste... Carbon, hydrogen and oxygen combine chemically to form carbohydrates and fats... Combined with other compounds, they created a massive dynamite-type bomb. V-RECIP: V pl-n, V n with n, pl-n V, V-ed, also V with n 3. If someone or something combines two qualities or features, they have both those qualities or features at the same time. Their system seems to combine the two ideals of strong government and proportional representation. ...a clever, far-sighted lawyer who combines legal expertise with social concern... Her tale has a consciously youthful tone and storyline, combined with a sly humour. VERB: V pl-n, V n with n, V-ed 4. If someone combines two activities, they do them both at the same time. It is possible to combine a career with being a mother... He will combine the two jobs over the next three years. VERB: V n with n/-ing, V pl-n 5. If two or more groups or organizations combine or if someone combines them, they join to form a single group or organization. ...an announcement by Steetley and Tarmac of a joint venture that would combine their operations... Different states or groups can combine to enlarge their markets. = amalgamate V-RECIP: V pl-n, pl-n V, also V with n, V n with n 6. A combine is a group of people or organizations that are working or acting together. ...Veba, an energy-and-chemicals combine that is Germany's fourth-biggest company. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. 1. Unite, join together. 2. Mix, blend, incorporate, amalgamate, compound, put together. II. v. n. Coalesce, become united, unite, blend, mingle, mix, amalgamate.

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