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together

[tuh-geth -er] /təˈgɛð ər/
adverb
1.
into or in one gathering, company, mass, place, or body:
to call the people together.
2.
into or in union, proximity, contact, or collision, as two or more things:
to sew things together.
3.
into or in relationship, association, business, or agreement, etc., as two or more persons:
to bring strangers together.
4.
taken or considered collectively or conjointly:
This one cost more than all the others together.
5.
(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.
6.
at the same time; simultaneously:
You cannot have both together.
7.
without intermission or interruption; continuously; uninterruptedly:
for days together.
8.
in cooperation; with united action; conjointly:
to undertake a task together.
9.
with mutual action; mutually; reciprocally:
to confer together; to multiply two numbers together.
adjective
10.
Slang. mentally and emotionally stable and well organized:
a together person.
Origin
900
before 900; late Middle English, variant of earlier togedere, togadere, Old English tōgædere; cognate with Old Frisian togadera. See to, gather
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  • Clustering is the phenomenon whereby firms from the same industry gather together in close proximity.
British Dictionary definitions for together

together

/təˈɡɛðə/
adverb
1.
with cooperation and interchange between constituent elements, members, etc: we worked together
2.
in or into contact or union with each other: to stick papers together
3.
in or into one place or assembly; with each other: the people are gathered together
4.
at the same time: we left school together
5.
considered collectively or jointly: all our wages put together couldn't buy that car
6.
continuously: working for eight hours together
7.
closely, cohesively, or compactly united or held: water will hold the dough together
8.
mutually or reciprocally: to multiply 7 and 8 together
9.
(informal) organized: to get things together
10.
together with, in addition to
adjective
11.
(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

together

adjective
  1. Composed and effective; free of tension and anxiety: Now they're together, unless they're strung out (1960s+ Counterculture fr black)
  2. Stylish and au courant; socially adept (1960s+ Black)
Related Terms

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