Associations to the word «Union»


UNION, noun. (countable) The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one.
UNION, noun. (uncountable) The state of being united or joined.
UNION, noun. (countable) That which is united, or made one; something formed by a combination or coalition of parts or members; a confederation; a consolidated body; a league.
UNION, noun. (countable) A trade union; a workers' union.
UNION, noun. (countable) A joint or other connection uniting parts of machinery, such as pipes.
UNION, noun. (countable) (set theory) The set containing all of the elements of two or more sets.
UNION, noun. (countable) The act or state of marriage.
UNION, noun. (uncountable) (archaic) (euphemistic) Sexual intercourse.
UNION, noun. (countable) (computing) A data structure that can store any of various items, but only one at a time.
UNION, noun. (countable) (now rare) (archaic) A large, high-quality pearl.
UNION, verb. To combine sets using the union operation.
UNION, noun. (with determiner) (dated) (especially 19th century) The United States of America.
UNION, noun. (with determiner) (US) (historical) Those of the United States that did not secede at the time of the Civil War.
UNION, noun. The 0-10-2 train configuration. Derived from the name of the only U.S. company to use that configuration.
UNION BUG, noun. (printing) A maker's mark showing that the work on which imprinted is sanctioned by members of a trade union. The mark often is a tiny elongated rhomboid containing and surrounded by, in miniscule typeface, identifying names and union's local chapter number.
UNION BUGS, noun. Plural of union bug
UNION FLAG, proper noun. The flag of Great Britain or the United Kingdom.
UNION FLAG, proper noun. (nautical) (British) The flag flown on ships of the government of Great Britain or the United Kingdom.
UNION HIGH SCHOOL, noun. (US) A high school or high school district that serves students from more than one elementary school district.
UNION ISLANDS, proper noun. (historical) Tokelau
UNION JACK, noun. The flag of the United Kingdom, consisting of the flags of England (St. George's Cross), Scotland (St. Andrew's Cross), and Ireland (St. Patrick's Cross) now only used in Northern Ireland combined.
UNION JACK, noun. (nautical) (British) The flag, consisting of the flags of England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland combined, flown on ships of the government of the United Kingdom
UNION JACK, noun. (nautical) (US) The flag, consisting of the blue star-studded field in the corner of the national ensign, flown at the jack staff by ships at anchor.
UNION JOB, noun. A job where employment status is guaranteed by a union; a sinecure.
UNION MAN, noun. A lifelong supporter and probable member of unions.
UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS, proper noun. (historical) A confederation of nominally independent socialist republics led by the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic from 1922 to 1991.
UNION OIL, noun. (poker slang) A lowball hand with a seven and a six as the two highest cards
UNION OIL, noun. (poker slang) A seven and a six as starting cards in Texas hold 'em
UNION PIPES, noun. Dated form of uilleann pipes.
UNION SHOP, noun. A place of employment in which newly hired workers must join the union representing the workers within a certain period of time, typically 30 days.
UNION SQUARE, proper noun. An area of San Francisco.
UNION SUIT, noun. One-piece underwear, usually long, combining drawers and long-sleeved, button-front undershirt in a single garment, with a flap in the seat that can be opened for defecation.
UNION SUITS, noun. Plural of union suit
UNION TEE, noun. A tee pipe fitting with female connections on all three ends.
UNION TEES, noun. Plural of union tee

Dictionary definition

UNION, noun. An organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer; "you have to join the union in order to get a job".
UNION, noun. The United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War); "he has visited every state in the Union"; "Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union"; "the North's superior resources turned the scale".
UNION, noun. The act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring".
UNION, noun. The state of being joined or united or linked; "there is strength in union".
UNION, noun. The state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce); "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union".
UNION, noun. Healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones.
UNION, noun. A political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations; "the Soviet Union".
UNION, noun. A set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets; "let C be the union of the sets A and B".
UNION, noun. The occurrence of a uniting of separate parts; "lightning produced an unusual union of the metals".
UNION, noun. A device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner).
UNION, noun. The act of making or becoming a single unit; "the union of opposing factions"; "he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays".
UNION, adjective. Being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War; "Union soldiers"; "Federal forces"; "a Federal infantryman".
UNION, adjective. Of trade unions; "the union movement"; "union negotiations"; "a union-shop clause in the contract".

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