Sputnik had two, connected consequences for the United States, both of them essential for the world we now live in.
When Bieber jabbed at Siva Kaneswaran, a member of the Wanted, he connected.
On the other desk is a computer that is connected to the internet.
There, Orange Scott ran the interurban, a turn-of-the-century electric trolley line that connected the boomtown with its exurbs.
They could have connected with the millennial generation and credibly created cross-aisle coalitions in Congress.
And the man you have arrested, do you think he is connected with the men who were fighting in the Museum?
Whatever it was it was connected with horse racing, and he felt sure that he hadn't done it.
Now, I am connected with a library that spends $12,000 a year for books in a country town.
I will see that no one connected with the bank shows him the slightest disrespect.
The terminal L is connected to the other terminal of the lamp.
mid-15c., from Latin conectere "join together" (see connection). Displaced 16c. by connex (1540s), from Middle French connexer, from Latin *connexare, a supposed frequentative of conectere (past participle stem connex-). Connect was re-established 1670s.
A similar change took place in French, where connexer was superseded by connecter. Meaning "to establish a relationship" (with) is from 1881. Slang meaning "get in touch with" is attested by 1926, from telephone connections. Meaning "awaken meaningful emotions, establish rapport" is from 1942. Of a hit or blow, "to reach the target," from c.1920. Related: Connected; connecting; connectedness.
connect con·nect (kə-někt')
v. con·nect·ed, con·nect·ing, con·nect·s
To join or fasten together.
To become joined or united.