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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a combined/overall total (=the sum of two or more amounts added together)
▪ The Jones family has a combined total of 143 years' service with the company.
combine the ingredients (=mix them together)
▪ Combine all the ingredients to form a smooth dough.
combining form
▪ Poor men in the country did not travel for pleasure at all, combining enjoyment with business at markets and fairs.
▪ It is suitable for those wishing to combine a serious business oriented course with a holiday in London.
▪ The Business Rehearsal programme, which will combine training with actual business practice, runs from next month until September.
▪ The scale of the enterprise is so large that fourteen nations combine their efforts at this single lab.
▪ Other students have joined a Community Leadership and Services Corps that combines classroom studies with efforts to address community needs.
▪ A number of factors combined to explain why this was the case prior to 1959.
▪ The design of an experiment typically takes two of these factors and combines them in all possible combinations.
▪ These and other factors combine in various ways to create stress in a language.
▪ These discouraging factors combine to compel a search for cheaper and environmentally safer energy sources.
▪ A number of factors combined to produce a very positive relationship between the research, the researchers, and the team.
▪ These factors combined to put me in jeopardy every noon hour.
▪ Furthermore, these socio-economic factors combined to make the female nude a complicated carrier of meaning.
▪ Economic, racial, political, historic and cultural factors have combined to interweave the fabric of the world.
▪ In Western-style cooking, it's up to the consumer to combine the ingredients.
▪ Learned how to combine the ingredients for pasta, to roll out the dough, and cut it.
▪ In a small bowl, combine next nine ingredients and mix well.
▪ In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for sauce and set aside.
▪ In large bowl, combine all ingredients for tomato mango relish and mix well, set aside.
▪ Preheat oven to 400 F.. In a food processor or blender, combine all coating ingredients and blend until smooth.
▪ In a bowl combine next four ingredients.
▪ Xorandor's logic transgresses that of binary systems because he combines mutually exclusive operations.
▪ The company said it will combine its international commercial-industrial operations with its domestic commercial-industrial business unit.
▪ The environmentally friendly retail chain will combine its Web operations with its retail and mail order activities.
▪ The results reflected combined operations from the merger of Boeing and McDonnell Douglas, which took effect Aug. 1.
▪ The associated information from the strings is merged according to prescribed information combining operations.
▪ The first point is that generating letters and updating records must be combined into a single operation.
▪ And a combined navy and army operation brought about the fall of the stronger Fort Morgan on August 23.
join/combine forces (with sb/sth)
▪ In 1995 the Oxford and Nairobi teams joined forces.
▪ In addition, three Askews' reps will combine forces with Chivers' force of two, to represent Chivers to libraries.
▪ It's obvious: I've got to join forces with Ace.
▪ It was bad enough that his daughter was rebelling, but here was his own wife joining forces with her.
▪ Last year the Guardian joined forces with the international campaign to free poor countries from debt.
▪ So some foreign houses are joining forces with local brokers.
▪ The better option is for you to join forces with several of your fellow employees and then meet with your manager.
▪ Will convinces the pair not to eat them, but instead join forces in the hunt for the pirates and their captives.
Combine the egg yolks and the cream, and cook over a low heat.
▪ Greenhouse gases combine with hydrocarbons to form smog.
▪ He designed the first great suspension bridge, an idea that combines beauty and function perfectly.
▪ He makes more money than everyone else in the office combined.
▪ Members of the radical Right combined with communists in holding an illegal meeting.
▪ Modern and traditional teaching methods are combined at the school.
▪ The banks plan to merge and combine their assets.
▪ The highest possible score on each section is 800, for a combined score of 1600.
▪ The opposition parties combined to drive the Prime Minister out of office.
▪ This is a computer system that combines maximum flexibility with absolute accuracy.
▪ To maintain a constant standard, some wine producers combine this year's wine with stocks from the previous year.
▪ When the two chemicals combine, they form an explosive compound.
▪ Carl has more experience than any of them combined.
▪ In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine water, salt, butter, and bay leaf.
▪ It is even related that Molla Tusi combined the Muftilik with teaching at the Sahn.
▪ Sleeping pills can interfere with the effect of other medications and can be dangerous when combined with them.
▪ The grammar of the language can be used to restrict word combinations because they do not combine arbitrarily to form sentences.
▪ The specification of each of these processors as well as a control system to combine them intelligently is currently far beyond any expectations.
▪ Waistliner - combine cottage cheese, diced red pepper and sweetcorn. 7.
▪ Instead of driving a modern combine harvester, he's using a binder to cut the corn into sheaves.
▪ I was saving 15 % roughly which is a lot on a combine harvester.
▪ Lutz Gattnar was in charge of computer projects at the 7 Oktober combine until the revolution.
▪ The combine has been through the Crops Challenge field and the final costs have been totted up.
▪ They go through an intelligence test and an array of interviews at the scouting combine in February.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Combine \Com*bine"\ (k[o^]m*b[imac]n"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Combined (k[o^]m*b[imac]nd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Combining.] [LL. combinare, combinatum; L. com- + binus, pl. bini, two and two, double: cf. F. combiner. See Binary.]

  1. To unite or join; to link closely together; to bring into harmonious union; to cause or unite so as to form a homogeneous substance, as by chemical union.

    So fitly them in pairs thou hast combined.

    Friendship is the cement which really combines mankind.
    --Dr. H. More.

    And all combined, save what thou must combine By holy marriage.

    Earthly sounds, though sweet and well combined.

  2. To bind; to hold by a moral tie. [Obs.]

    I am combined by a sacred vow.


Combine \Com*bine"\, v. i.

  1. To form a union; to agree; to coalesce; to confederate.

    You with your foes combine, And seem your own destruction to design

    So sweet did harp and voice combine.
    --Sir W. Scott.

  2. To unite by affinity or natural attraction; as, two substances, which will not combine of themselves, may be made to combine by the intervention of a third.

  3. (Card Playing) In the game of casino, to play a card which will take two or more cards whose aggregate number of pips equals those of the card played.

    Combining weight (Chem.), that proportional weight, usually referred to hydrogen as a standard, and for each element fixed and exact, by which an element unites with another to form a distinct compound. The combining weights either are identical with, or are multiples or submultiples of, the atomic weight. See Atomic weight, under Atomic, a.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"machine that cuts, threshes and cleans grain" (short for combine harvester), 1857, from combine (v.).


early 15c., from Middle French combiner (14c.), from Late Latin combinare "to unite, yoke together," from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + bini "two by two," adverb from bi- "twice" (see binary). Related: Combinative; combined; combining.


n. 1 A combine harvester 2 A combination 3 # Especially, a joint enterprise of whatever legal form for a purpose of business or in any way promoting the interests of the participants, sometimes with monopolistic intentions. 4 # An industrial conglomeration in a socialist country, particularly in the former http://en.wikipedi

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  2. (context transitive English) To bring (two or more things or activities) together; to unite.

  1. n. harvester that heads and threshes and cleans grain while moving across the field

  2. a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service; "they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly" [syn: trust, corporate trust, cartel]

  3. an occurrence that results in things being united [syn: combining]

  4. v. put or add together; "combine resources" [syn: compound]

  5. have or possess in combination; "she unites charm with a good business sense" [syn: unite]

  6. combine so as to form a whole; mix; "compound the ingredients" [syn: compound]

  7. add together from different sources; "combine resources"

  8. join for a common purpose or in a common action; "These forces combined with others"

  9. gather in a mass, sum, or whole [syn: aggregate]

  10. mix together different elements; "The colors blend well" [syn: blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, merge]

Combine, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
Population (2000): 1788
Housing Units (2000): 622
Land area (2000): 7.207140 sq. miles (18.666405 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 7.207140 sq. miles (18.666405 sq. km)
FIPS code: 16216
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 32.588374 N, 96.515584 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Combine, TX

COMBINE, the COmputational Modeling in BIology NEtwork is an initiative to coordinate the development of the various community standards and formats for computational models, initially in systems biology and related fields.

Combine (Half-Life)

The Combine is a multidimensional empire which serves as the primary antagonistic force in the video game Half-Life 2, developed by Valve Corporation. The Combine consist of alien, synthetic, and human elements, and dominate Earth. They are regularly encountered throughout Half-Life 2 and its episodic expansions as hostile non-player characters as the player progresses through the games in an effort to overthrow the Combine occupation of Earth.

The Combine are frequently shown as harsh rulers over the citizens of Earth, suppressing dissent with brutality, policing using violence and using invasive surgery to transform humans into either soldiers or slaves. Throughout the games, the player primarily battles with transformed humans as well as synthetic and mechanical enemies that are the product of Combine technology. The atmosphere generated by the dystopian Combine state has been praised by reviewers, although the artificial intelligence of the transhuman Combine characters was thought to be inferior to that of other characters in Half-Life 2. In addition to their role within the Half-Life series, the Combine have been adapted for machinima productions and one Combine character type has been made into plush toys by Valve.

Combine (enterprise)

Combine has several related meanings:

  1. A large industrial enterprise that combines several different enterprises that are related to each other by a technological process or through an administration. Example: a metallurgy combine combines all forms of production such as factories, mines and other to produce steel sheets.
  2. A combination of educational-developmental institutions of different levels such as an institute and a tekhnikum, day care and kindergarten (Child combine).
  3. Combination of various enterprises as one of the forms of monopoly.

It is a term for industrial business groups or conglomerates in the socialist countries and particularly the former Soviet Union. Examples include VEB Kombinat Robotron, an electronics manufacturer, and IFA, a manufacturer of vehicles, both in East Germany, and the Erdenet copper combine in Mongolia.

Usage examples of "combine".

Whilst the mechanist abridges, and the political economist combines labour, let them beware that their speculations, for want of correspondence with those first principles which belong to the imagination, do not tend, as they have in modern England, to exasperate at once the extremes of luxury and want.

To what but a cultivation of the mechanical arts in a degree disproportioned to the presence of the creative faculty, which is the basis of all knowledge, is to be attributed the abuse of all invention for abridging and combining labour, to the exasperation of the inequality of mankind?

The blue flowers of the slender-leaved flax, combined with the bright hues of the scarlet acanthus, a flower peculiar to the country.

We had both ships under one gee acceleration drives, complicated by the combined attraction of the two mass plates.

For example, an anion gap on the electrolyte panel combined with metabolic acidosis on arterial blood gases would prompt an inquiry into ASA, methanol, or ethylene glycol as potential etiologic agents.

She paid him a daily visit, but always escorted by her mother, a former actress, who had retired from the stage in order to work out her salvation, and who, as a matter of course, had made up her mind to combine the interests of heaven with the works of this world.

Quenya as in English, an adjective can be directly combined with a noun, describing it.

As santonin is almost entirely tasteless, if not combined with other medicines which are unpalatable, no difficulty will be experienced in administering it to children.

This failing was often combined with a disdain for compromise, an almost sublime disregard for reality, at least as Aiken knew it.

And the aileron and rudder controls, and those which governed the pitch and tune of the rotor blades, by whose combined means the little gig could have been brought down to the surface, were out of operation.

He combines ecclesiastical with secular functions, being apostolic administrator and bishop of Hermopolis, and at the same time Grand Almoner of the household and superintendent of the third Salle of the casino.

In addition to the alterative properties combined in this compound, it possesses important tonic qualities.

Above eighty gun-boats and bomb-ketches were to second the operations of the floating batteries, together with a multitude of frigates and smaller vessels, while the combined fleets of France and Spain amounting to fifty sail of the line, were to cover and support the attack.

Combine the peppercorns, mustard seeds, sesame seeds, salt and the ancho chili in the food processor and pulverize.

In fact, the absence of mammal-like creatures combined with the presence of angiosperms should have alerted the original colonists that something was wrong.