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[tuh-geth -er] /təˈgɛð ər/
into or in one gathering, company, mass, place, or body:
to call the people together.
into or in union, proximity, contact, or collision, as two or more things:
to sew things together.
into or in relationship, association, business, or agreement, etc., as two or more persons:
to bring strangers together.
taken or considered collectively or conjointly:
This one cost more than all the others together.
(of a single thing) into or in a condition of unity, compactness, or coherence:
to squeeze a thing together; The argument does not hold together well.
at the same time; simultaneously:
You cannot have both together.
without intermission or interruption; continuously; uninterruptedly:
for days together.
in cooperation; with united action; conjointly:
to undertake a task together.
with mutual action; mutually; reciprocally:
to confer together; to multiply two numbers together.
Slang. mentally and emotionally stable and well organized:
a together person.
Origin of together
before 900; late Middle English, variant of earlier togedere, togadere, Old English tōgædere; cognate with Old Frisian togadera. See to, gather
Usage note
See altogether. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for together
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  • So they all started off together in a state of perfect delight.

    Baby Nightcaps Frances Elizabeth Barrow
  • I could not sleep; I did not sleep one wink for three weeks together.

  • together they lifted Berlin and assisted him to the house between them.

    Frank Merriwell's Son Burt L. Standish
  • So near as they lived,” she said—“so much as they must be together.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • You wanted me because I am beautiful, of your rank, because we should get on together.

    The Socialist Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
British Dictionary definitions for together


with cooperation and interchange between constituent elements, members, etc: we worked together
in or into contact or union with each other: to stick papers together
in or into one place or assembly; with each other: the people are gathered together
at the same time: we left school together
considered collectively or jointly: all our wages put together couldn't buy that car
continuously: working for eight hours together
closely, cohesively, or compactly united or held: water will hold the dough together
mutually or reciprocally: to multiply 7 and 8 together
(informal) organized: to get things together
together with, in addition to
(slang) self-possessed and well-organized; mentally and emotionally stable: she's a very together lady
Word Origin
Old English tōgædre; related to Old Frisian togadera, Middle High German gater; see gather
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Word Origin and History for together

Old English togædere, from to (see to) + gædere "together" (adv.), apparently a variant of the adverb geador "together," related to gadrian (see gather).

German cognate zusammen substitutes second element with Old High German verbal cognate of English same (Old English also had tosamne "together"). Adjective meaning "self-assured, free of emotional difficulties" is first recorded 1966.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for together

toe to toe

Related Terms

go toe to toe

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with together
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