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united

[yoo-nahy-tid] /yuˈnaɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
made into or caused to act as a single entity:
a united front.
2.
formed or produced by the uniting of things or persons:
a united effort.
3.
agreed; in harmony.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; unite1 + -ed2
Related forms
unitedly, adverb
unitedness, noun
nonunited, adjective
ununited, adjective
well-united, adjective

unite1

[yoo-nahyt] /yuˈnaɪt/
verb (used with object), united, uniting.
1.
to join, combine, or incorporate so as to form a single whole or unit.
2.
to cause to adhere:
to unite two pieces of wood with glue.
3.
to cause to be in a state of mutual sympathy, or to have a common opinion or attitude.
4.
to have or exhibit in union or combination:
a person who unites generosity and forgiveness.
5.
to join in marriage.
verb (used without object), united, uniting.
6.
to become joined together or combined so as to form a single whole.
7.
to act in concert or agreement.
8.
to share a common opinion, attitude, etc.
9.
to be joined by or as if by adhesion.
Origin
1400-50; late Middle English uniten < Latin ūnītus, past participle of ūnīre to join together, unite, equivalent to ūn(us) one + -ītus -ite1
Related forms
unitable, uniteable, adjective
uniter, noun
nonunitable, adjective
nonuniteable, adjective
nonuniting, adjective
ununitable, adjective
ununiting, adjective
Synonyms
1, 2. conjoin, couple, link, yoke, amalgamate, consolidate, weld, fuse, blend, merge. See join.
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  • There is no more sure tie between friends than when they are united in their objects and wishes.
  • In the united kingdom, vehicle excise duty is an annual tax on vehicle ownership.
  • His articles on the united front represent an important part of his political legacy.
  • Bsa in the united kingdom took the same design as the foundation of their bsa bantam.
  • In the united kingdom the word tights is used in all cases when referring to pantyhose.
  • united artists eventually agreed to release it domestically in the united states.
  • In the united kingdom, the drug is available only by private prescription.
  • Outside of the united kingdom there is little or no coverage.
  • In the united kingdom, questing is a commercial game played using mobile phones.
  • In the united kingdom, bricks have been used in construction for centuries.
British Dictionary definitions for united

united

/juːˈnaɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
produced by two or more persons or things in combination or from their union or amalgamation: a united effort
2.
in agreement
3.
in association or alliance
Derived Forms
unitedly, adverb
unitedness, noun

unite1

/juːˈnaɪt/
verb
1.
to make or become an integrated whole or a unity; combine
2.
to join, unify or be unified in purpose, action, beliefs, etc
3.
to enter or cause to enter into an association or alliance
4.
to adhere or cause to adhere; fuse
5.
(transitive) to possess or display (qualities) in combination or at the same time: he united charm with severity
6.
(archaic) to join or become joined in marriage
Derived Forms
uniter, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin ūnīre, from ūnus one

unite2

/ˈjuːnaɪt; juːˈnaɪt/
noun
1.
an English gold coin minted in the Stuart period, originally worth 20 shillings
Word Origin
C17: from obsolete unite joined, alluding to the union of England and Scotland (1603)
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Word Origin and History for united

unite

v.

early 15c., from Latin unitus, past participle of unire "to unite," from unus "one" (see one). Related: United; uniting.

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