verb (used with object)
to bring in contact, connect, or bring or put together: to join hands; to join pages with a staple.
to come into contact or union with: The brook joins the river.
to bring together in a particular relation or for a specific purpose, action, etc.; unite: to join forces against the smugglers.
to become a member of (an organization, party, etc.): to join a club.
to enlist in (one of the armed forces): to join the Navy.
to come into the company of; meet or accompany: I'll join you later.
to participate with (someone) in some act or activity: My wife joins me in thanking you for the gift.
to unite in marriage.
to meet or engage in (battle, conflict, etc.): The opposing armies joined battle.
to adjoin; meet: His land joins mine.
to draw a curve or straight line between: to join two points on a graph.
verb (used without object)
to come into or be in contact or connection: a place where cliffs and sea join.
to become united, associated, or combined; associate or ally oneself; participate (usually followed by with ): Please join with us in our campaign.
to take part with others (often followed by in ): Let's all join in.
to be contiguous or close; lie or come together; form a junction: Our farms join along the river.
to enlist in one of the armed forces (often followed by up ): He joined up to fight for his country.
to meet in battle or conflict.
a joining.
a place or line of joining; seam.
Mathematics, union ( def 10a ).

1250–1300; Middle English joinen < Old French joign- (stem of joindre to join) < Latin jungere to yoke, join

joinable, adjective
misjoin, verb
underjoin, verb (used with object)
unjoin, verb
unjoinable, adjective
well-joined, adjective

1. link, couple, fasten, attach; conjoin, combine; associate, consolidate, amalgamate. Join, connect, unite all imply bringing two or more things together more or less closely. Join may refer to a connection or association of any degree of closeness, but often implies direct contact: One joins the corners of a mortise together. Connect implies a joining as by a tie, link, or wire: One connects two batteries. Unite implies a close joining of two or more things, so as to form one: One unites layers of veneer sheets to form plywood. 10. abut, border.

1, 12. separate, divide. Unabridged
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join (dʒɔɪn)
vb (often foll by with) (usually foll by in)
1.  to come or bring together; connect
2.  to become a member of (a club, organization, etc)
3.  to become associated or allied
4.  to take part
5.  (tr) to meet (someone) as a companion
6.  (tr) to become part of; take a place in or with
7.  (tr) to unite (two people) in marriage
8.  (tr) geometry to connect with a straight line or a curve
9.  (tr) an informal word for adjoin
10.  join battle to start fighting
11.  (Indian) join duty to report for work after a period of leave or a strike
12.  join hands
 a.  to hold one's own hands together
 b.  (of two people) to hold each other's hands
 c.  (usually foll by with) to work together in an enterprise or task
13.  a joint; seam
14.  the act of joining
15.  maths another name for union
[C13: from Old French joindre from Latin jungere to yoke]

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, from O.Fr. joindre, from L. jungere "to join, yoke," from PIE *yeug- "to join, unite" (see jugular). A joiner (late 14c.) was a craftsman who did lighter and more ornamental work than a carpenter. Join up "enlist in the army" is from 1916. Phrase if you can't beat
them, join them is from 1953. Out of joint in the fig. sense is from early 15c.
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Example sentences
Whitecaps dotted the water out to the horizon, where a seam of fog joined the
  sky with the sea.
Stand the joined pieces on their legs, checking for verticality and squareness.
The rustic fence is composed mostly of bitter cherry saplings joined with wood
Here, then, is joined no argument between slightly differing philosophies.
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