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Meaning & Definition of Union in English

English

Union

/junjən/

noun

1. An organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer

  • "You have to join the union in order to get a job"
    synonym:
  • union
  • ,
  • labor union
  • ,
  • trade union
  • ,
  • trades union
  • ,
  • brotherhood

2. The united states (especially the northern states during the american civil war)

  • "He has visited every state in the union"
  • "Lee hoped to detach maryland from the union"
  • "The north's superior resources turned the scale"
    synonym:
  • Union
  • ,
  • North

3. The act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes

  • "The casual couplings of adolescents"
  • "The mating of some species occurs only in the spring"
    synonym:
  • coupling
  • ,
  • mating
  • ,
  • pairing
  • ,
  • conjugation
  • ,
  • union
  • ,
  • sexual union

4. The state of being joined or united or linked

  • "There is strength in union"
    synonym:
  • union
  • ,
  • unification

5. The state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)

  • "A long and happy marriage"
  • "God bless this union"
    synonym:
  • marriage
  • ,
  • matrimony
  • ,
  • union
  • ,
  • spousal relationship
  • ,
  • wedlock

6. Healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones

    synonym:
  • union
  • ,
  • conglutination

7. A political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations

  • "The soviet union"
    synonym:
  • union

8. A set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets

  • "Let c be the union of the sets a and b"
    synonym:
  • union
  • ,
  • sum
  • ,
  • join

9. The occurrence of a uniting of separate parts

  • "Lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"
    synonym:
  • union

10. A device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner)

    synonym:
  • union

11. The act of making or becoming a single unit

  • "The union of opposing factions"
  • "He looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays"
    synonym:
  • union
  • ,
  • unification
  • ,
  • uniting
  • ,
  • conjugation
  • ,
  • jointure

adjective

1. Being of or having to do with the northern united states and those loyal to the union during the american civil war

  • "Union soldiers"
  • "Federal forces"
  • "A federal infantryman"
    synonym:
  • Union
  • ,
  • Federal

2. Of trade unions

  • "The union movement"
  • "Union negotiations"
  • "A union-shop clause in the contract"
    synonym:
  • union

Examples of using

In the US, a gay union is permitted only in some states.