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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
join
I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
an employee joins a company/firm etc
▪ Employees who join the firm after April receive a percentage of the annual bonus.
enter/go into/join a profession
▪ Hugh intended to enter the medical profession.
enter/join the race
▪ There was speculation that another candidate might enter the race.
join a band
▪ He took up the saxophone and joined the school band.
join a cabinet
▪ Lee was considered a likely candidate to join the cabinet.
join a club
▪ I decided to join the computer club.
join a coalition
▪ The Greens of Slovenia agreed to join the coalition led by the Liberal Democratic party.
join a committee
▪ I was invited to join a committee to plan the summer carnival.
join a company (=become an employee)
▪ I joined the company ten years ago.
join a demonstration
▪ They were prevented by police from joining the demonstration.
join a firm
▪ He joined the firm when he was in his early twenties.
join a gang
▪ He was only eight when he joined the gang.
join a group
▪ He joined a self-help group for divorced men.
join a party
▪ Bloomfield joined the Communist Party in 1946.
join a queue
▪ He went back inside to join the queue for the toilets.
join hands (=take hold of the hands of people on either side of you)
▪ They stood in a circle and joined hands.
join in the celebrations
▪ You’re welcome to come and join in the celebrations!
join in the fun
▪ The whole village joined in the fun.
join the army
▪ At 18, I decided to join the army.
join the forces (=become a soldier, sailor etc)
▪ He was too young to join the forces when the war broke out.
join the motorway (=get on the motorway)
▪ Traffic will be diverted through Hamilton before joining the motorway.
join the staff
▪ Kelly Jones has joined the staff as a medical secretary.
joined the dole queue
▪ As two factories closed today, 500 people joined the dole queue.
joined the navy
▪ He joined the navy during the war.
join/enter the fray
▪ The other soldiers quickly joined the fray, launching missile attacks in the city.
join/go into the services
▪ Maybe you should join the services.
join...union
▪ Are you planning to join the union?
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
in
▪ The church sends an invitation to any who do not belong to a particular church, but would like to join in.
▪ It invited him to join in, and he did.
▪ The grunts joined in with their rifles.
▪ A woman may turn to bottle-feeding to give him a chance to join in.
▪ My ears rang with the loud but muffled popping as my door gunners joined in with the rest.
▪ Perdita had rather a reedy voice, but she insisted on joining in.
▪ My role will be to join in with you, so I have asked Mark Drake to lead the meeting.
together
▪ As a result some of the hill farms are being joined together - amalgamated - and farm labourers are becoming unemployed.
▪ This determines how the pieces of steel meeting at that connection are joined together.
▪ The emission or absorption of one particle by another corresponds to the dividing or joining together of strings.
▪ Big business joined together to form a climate change coalition to lobby successfully against the protocol.
▪ There is a process of two individuals joining together to form a new life, often personified by children.
▪ Two whole beings, joined together.
▪ A girder is a beam that supports other beams or is made up of separate beams joined together.
■ NOUN
army
▪ They travel throughout the Empire, joining armies as they march to battle.
▪ When the Civil War broke out, Walker tried to join the Army as a surgeon.
▪ So she joins the army to be near him.
▪ They hadn't joined the army for a career as he had.
▪ It was as unthinkable now as their joining the army.
▪ But he had always had a wish to join the Army, and at sixteen he enlisted as a drummer boy.
▪ Arthur says that he is joining the army so that by his going away no one else will have to leave Hayslope.
band
▪ To top it all off, a girl wants to join the band!
▪ They will go on to join the Royal Marines Band Service after musical training.
▪ An expected crowd of 250 will join Latin Jazz band Manteca and guests in a champagne toast at midnight.
▪ In 1988 he joined Abdullah Ibrahim's band, Ekaya, and spent two years with it.
▪ He joined the Ellington band following the final departure of Sonny Greer from 1951-3.
▪ My parents had moved to the outskirts of Glasgow and I joined the local pipe band and met Duncan McIntyre.
▪ She knew Scathach's quest was for Bavduin, but he was not himself Jaguthin; he had merely joined the band.
club
▪ Not now belonging to any Particular golf club, joining the Seniors was something I greatly looked forward to.
▪ In 1998, when two expansion clubs join the majors, the formula would have to be changed.
▪ Mere are clubs to join, local sports centres to visit.
▪ The format was an 18-hold shotgun four-ball with ladies and gentlemen from both clubs joining in the festivities.
▪ Simon beach club and joined the foreigners ogling the floor show at the Casino du Liban.
▪ Already nearly 400 clubs have applied to join the scheme.
▪ At international level, such local support is subordinated to the national reputation and hooligan fans from different clubs will join forces.
company
▪ Her appearance in a charity performance led to an offer to join the Bancrofts' company at the Haymarket Theatre.
▪ The senior teacher, Gerd Larsen, joined the company in 1944.
▪ He joined the company in 1960 when asked him to set up the Company's first electrical department.
▪ Ian had been Group Financial Controller since he joined the company in 1989.
▪ Charlie graduated from high school and went into the service for four years before joining the company in 1970.
▪ Wirral-born Mike joined the company in 1979 from Newcastle University where he gained a chemical engineering degree.
▪ Truitte stayed on, and five months later Horton asked him if he was interested in joining the company.
family
▪ So I say nothing to Anna; instead I quietly join her family for a meal.
▪ When Joe was asked to join the First Family each year for Christmas dinner, it posed a dilemma.
▪ Mr Elton joined the family at the week-end ... and the stage was set for tragedy.
▪ He joined the family business after his graduation in 1988.
▪ If anyone had told her then that one day she would join the royal family she would have run a mile.
▪ When I accepted the scholarship, I joined a family.
▪ I joined the family for a meal of fried onions and what tasted like chicken.
▪ The house was already emptying as one person after another set off to join their families.
force
▪ He joined the Royal Air Force during the war, after which he settled in London.
▪ Two younger sisters have also joined the force.
▪ Members of the Northern Regional Health Authority have backed proposals to create seven powerful purchasing authorities by allowing districts to join forces.
▪ The joining of forces of the young and old represents a literal means of reconnecting tenses.
▪ This encourages parents to have more children, increasing population growth, impoverishing families and preventing women from joining the labour force.
▪ That same year, several prevention organizations decided to join forces.
▪ It was bad enough that his daughter was rebelling, but here was his own wife joining forces with her.
group
▪ So we joined a self-help group for parents of young gamblers.
▪ She joined a prayer group that met weekly to read and reflect on the Scriptures.
▪ I tried joining another group, this time for compulsive eaters.
▪ After Claire joined a consciousness-raising group, she began to use the word quite freely.
▪ Inmates had the chance to join special groups for music, drama, dance and art.
▪ Before I joined the village group, I was afraid of every-thing.
others
▪ A solitary horse, if given the chance, will always try and join others.
▪ Hi Man wanted to join them; others wanted to join him.
▪ No limits are in force and such students simply join the others already on the modules of their choice.
▪ In the long run, Begin could join forces with others in the far-right to challenge Likud.
▪ Outside, another blossom fell from a tree, to join the others on the pavement.
▪ It just looked me over closely, then flew into the roost in the pines to join the others.
▪ We have to rush to join the others in our foursome.
▪ Ask him to join Donna and some others to do it.
party
▪ He's joined the Liberal Party, and now he's a very important cog in the cabinet.
▪ Movie star Tom Mix, filming on location in nearby Bishop, rode over with a mariachi band and joined the party.
▪ Suddenly I remembered my weekly shower and hurried to join the ragged party which was forming outside.
▪ Mitford joined the Communist Party and met and fell in love with Treuhaft.
▪ Chris Patten has now joined me as a party chairman held responsible for winning an election by running a bad campaign!
▪ Mike Foster, a former Democrat who joined the Republican Party.
▪ It will be the same now - everyone says they were either forced to join the Party, or were never members.
▪ When piano music joins the party, white-gloved hands dance over piano keys until both are lost in a swirl of color.
queue
▪ They had travelled to Berlin merely in order to join the queue of refugees trying to get home.
▪ It's because I didn't join the queue.
▪ Armed with a fistful of papers you now have to join the queue to fetch the elusive gadget.
▪ I signed more pieces of paper and went downstairs to join the queue outside the clothing store.
▪ Well-if I wanted to join the queue to sign on for work, I needed an address first.
▪ Outright batsmen joined the queue, and the supposedly slow bowlers were marking out what looked like suspiciously long run-ups.
▪ Edward Woodward is the latest star to join the queue for the confessional.
▪ Maggie joined the short queue in front of him.
team
▪ Stock library photographers Ethel Davis and Tom Mackie join the team for a course on new business.
▪ He is scheduled to join the team in Calgary late today if his back is feeling up to it.
▪ Prost has a clause in his contract that excludes Senna from joining the Williams team.
▪ Shortly after joining his or her team, our new employee will experience the first of many team meetings.
▪ When the reply came it was to ask us to consider joining the team in September 1992!
▪ At this level of grantsmanship, one must join a team of experts to write a winning proposal.
▪ He joined the team at Bury in 1982 as administration manager.
▪ He joined the Norton works team in 1955.
union
▪ The closed shop: Mr Fowler said the legislation would guarantee people the freedom to decide whether or not to join a union.
▪ On paper, the Wagner Act, passed in 1935, does grandly declare there is a right to join unions.
▪ The idea was to encourage people to join a union - not ban them if they couldn't.
▪ Can a teacher be forced to join a union?
▪ Employees can't be forced to join a Union against their will.
▪ I went down to the union and they told me I got to be working before I could join the union.
▪ They must join the existing unions and fight through them.
▪ Any musician who is seriously embarking on a career in the music business should join the Musicians' Union.
■ VERB
ask
▪ Presumably on the basis that it could not involve James, she had asked him to join them for supper.
▪ I asked Joey to join us as well, since it was not his sabbath, but he declined.
▪ Powell has enormous respect would be asking him to reconsider joining the ticket to dramatically increase Sen.
▪ Then I was asked to join the small group selected to meet the Royal personage in attendance, the Duchess of Gloucester.
▪ When Joe was asked to join the First Family each year for Christmas dinner, it posed a dilemma.
▪ It was he who asked Waltz to join him in running the Schaubu hne.
▪ She was relieved and flattered not to have been asked to join them.
invite
▪ Just tell them the score and invite them to join your cub.
▪ The fact that it was invited to join a coalition marks the crowning achievement of its crusade to achieve political respectability.
▪ It invited him to join in, and he did.
▪ Riders are also being invited to join a mass ride-in to the show on Wednesday February 2.
▪ He quit, and even when the club subsequently invited Bloch to join, Watson did not return.
▪ About a dozen men climbed aboard, and I was invited to join them.
▪ The fraternity invites us to join the fun every year, but only because it has to.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
join the club
▪ ButIdid not come to Mitford to join the club and sit by the pool.
▪ He needs six points tonight in Orlando to join the club.
▪ If you're confused, join the club!
▪ If you have, then join the club.
▪ Scholar also revealed details of Venables's contract when he joined the club as manager from Barcelona.
▪ To join the club simply send your name and address to us at the address below.
▪ Well, they can join the club.
▪ When she had finally confirmed that Patricia Hoskin had never joined the club, Blanche made an excuse and left.
join the mile high club
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.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Join the sleeve and the shoulder parts together.
Join the two pieces of wood using a strong glue.
▪ 2000 people joined the library last year.
▪ A lot of people want to join, so there's a long waiting list.
▪ Any child wanting to join the after-school club should see Mrs Williams.
▪ Doctors had to use a metal rod to join the two pieces of bone together.
▪ During the war he joined the Air Corps and became a pilot.
▪ Eight new members are expected to join.
▪ He joined the navy when he was 16.
▪ Her parents are going to Paris next week and she will join them later.
▪ It is not known if the other parties will join the peace talks.
▪ The advertising campaign is trying to persuade people to join the armed forces
▪ The pipes join right over here.
▪ The wooden buildings are joined by ivy-covered walkways.
▪ They met at the spot where the creek joins the river.
▪ We're sitting over there. Why don't you join us?
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ And the Lakers, 4-1 since he joined them, have claimed victories in 11 of 13 to reach 28-19 overall.
▪ At the age of twenty-three, Bernard persuaded four of his brothers and twenty-seven friends to join the Cistercian order.
▪ He did join, hoping to reform the church before it deformed him.
▪ In 1933 Princess Victoria joined the royal Yacht from this quay.
▪ In each the primitive, sometimes bestial is joined obdurately to the modern and sophisticated.
▪ In lieu of a dance, you can always ask that cute girl or guy to join you for a duet.
▪ There appears to be substantial numbers of people who join or leave, become active or inactive, over time.
▪ Why should we join in and help them to unite against us?
II.noun
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
if you can't beat 'em, join 'em
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.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Every wooden join was tongue and groove reinforced with knotted rope.
▪ The leaf tracing is then pasted on to the assembly so that the centre vein coincides with the join.
▪ They are then cut by one of the several methods to effect a good join.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Join

Join \Join\ (join), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Joined (joind); p. pr. & vb. n. Joining.] [OE. joinen, joignen, F. joindre, fr. L. jungere to yoke, bind together, join; akin to jugum yoke. See Yoke, and cf. Conjugal, Junction, Junta.]

  1. To bring together, literally or figuratively; to place in contact; to connect; to couple; to unite; to combine; to associate; to add; to append.

    Woe unto them that join house to house.
    --Is. v. 8.

    Held up his left hand, which did flame and burn Like twenty torches joined.
    --Shak.

    Thy tuneful voice with numbers join.
    --Dryden.

  2. To associate one's self to; to be or become connected with; to league one's self with; to unite with; as, to join a party; to join the church.

    We jointly now to join no other head.
    --Dryden.

  3. To unite in marriage.

    He that joineth his virgin in matrimony.
    --Wyclif.

    What, therefore, God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
    --Matt. xix. 6.

  4. To enjoin upon; to command. [Obs. & R.]

    They join them penance, as they call it.
    --Tyndale.

  5. To accept, or engage in, as a contest; as, to join encounter, battle, issue.
    --Milton.

  6. To meet with and accompany; as, we joined them at the restaurant.

  7. To combine with (another person) in performing some activity; as, join me in welcoming our new president.

    To join battle, To join issue. See under Battle, Issue.

    Syn: To add; annex; unite; connect; combine; consociate; couple; link; append. See Add.

Join

Join \Join\, v. i. To be contiguous, close, or in contact; to come together; to unite; to mingle; to form a union; as, the bones of the skull join; two rivers join.

Whose house joined hard to the synagogue.
--Acts xviii. 7.

Should we again break thy commandments, and join in affinity with the people of these abominations?
--Ezra ix. 14.

Nature and fortune joined to make thee great.
--Shak.

Join

Join \Join\, n.

  1. (Geom.) The line joining two points; the point common to two intersecting lines.
    --Henrici.

  2. The place or part where objects have been joined; a joint; a seam.

  3. (Computers) The combining of multiple tables to answer a query in a relational database system.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
join

c.1300, from stem of Old French joindre "join, connect, unite; have sexual intercourse with" (12c.), from Latin iungere "to join together, unite, yoke," from PIE *yeug- "to join, unite" (see jugular). Related: Joined; joining. In Middle English, join sometimes is short for enjoin. Join up "enlist in the army" is from 1916. Phrase if you can't beat them, join them is from 1953. To be joined at the hip figuratively ("always in close connection") is by 1986, from the literal sense in reference to "Siamese twins."

Wiktionary
join

n. 1 An intersection of piping or wiring; an interconnect. 2 (context computing databases English) An intersection of data in two or more database tables. 3 (context algebra English) The lowest upper bound, an operation between pairs of elements in a lattice, denoted by the symbol (term ∨ Translingual). vb. 1 To combine more than one item into one; to put together. 2 To come together; to meet. 3 To come into the company of.

WordNet
join
  1. n. the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made [syn: articulation, joint, juncture, junction]

  2. 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" [syn: union, sum]

join
  1. v. become part of; become a member of a group or organization; "He joined the Communist Party as a young man" [syn: fall in, get together]

  2. cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together" [syn: bring together] [ant: disjoin]

  3. come into the company of; "She joined him for a drink"

  4. make contact or come together; "The two roads join here" [syn: conjoin] [ant: disjoin]

  5. be or become joined or united or linked; "The two streets connect to become a highway"; "Our paths joined"; "The travelers linked up again at the airport" [syn: connect, link, link up, unite]

Wikipedia
Join (sigma algebra)

In mathematics, the join of two sigma algebras over the same set X is the coarsest sigma algebra containing both.

Join

Join may refer to:

  • Join (law), to include additional counts or additional defendants on an indictment
  • In mathematics:
    • Join (mathematics), a least upper bound of set orders in lattice theory
    • Join (topology), an operation combining two topological spaces
    • Join (relational algebra), a type of binary operator
    • Join (sigma algebra), a refinement of sigma algebras
  • Join (SQL), a SQL and relational database operation
  • join (Unix), a Unix command
  • Join-calculus, a process calculus developed at INRIA for the design of distributed programming languages
  • Joins (concurrency library), a concurrent computing API from Microsoft Research
  • Join Network Studio of NENU, a non-profit organization of Northeast Normal University
  • Joins.com, the website for South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo
Join (Unix)

join is a command in Unix-like operating systems that merges the lines of two sorted text files based on the presence of a common field. It is similar to the join operator used in relational databases but operating on text files.

The join command takes as input two text files and a number of options. If no command-line argument is given, this command looks for a pair of lines from the two files having the same first field (a sequence of characters that are different from space), and outputs a line composed of the first field followed by the rest of the two lines.

The program arguments specify which character to be used in place of space to separate the fields of the line, which field to use when looking for matching lines, and whether to output lines that do not match. The output can be stored to another file rather than printing using redirection.

As an example, the two following files list the known fathers and the mothers of some people. Note that both files have been sorted on the join field — this is a requirement of the program.

george jim
kumar gunaware

albert martha
george sophie

The join of these two files (with no argument) would produce:

george jim sophie

Indeed, only "george" is common as a first word of both files.

Join (SQL)

A SQLjoin clause combines columns from one or more tables in a relational database. It creates a set that can be saved as a table or used as it is. A JOIN is a means for combining columns from one (self-table) or more tables by using values common to each. ANSI-standard SQL specifies five types of JOIN: INNER, LEFT OUTER, RIGHT OUTER, FULL OUTER and CROSS. As a special case, a table (base table, view, or joined table) can JOIN to itself in a self-join.

A programmer declares a JOIN statement to identify rows for joining. If the evaluated predicate is true, the combined row is then produced in the expected format, a row set or a temporary table.

Join (topology)

In topology, a field of mathematics, the join of two topological spacesA and B, often denoted by A * B or A ⋆ B, is defined to be the quotient space


(A × B × I)/R,  
where I is the interval [0, 1] and R is the equivalence relation generated by


(a, b, 0) ∼ (a, b, 0) for all a ∈ Aand b, b ∈ B, 


(a, b, 1) ∼ (a, b, 1) for all a, a ∈ Aand b ∈ B.
At the endpoints, this collapses A × B × {0} to A and A × B × {1} to B.

Intuitively, A ⋆ B is formed by taking the disjoint union of the two spaces and attaching a line segment joining every point in A to every point in B.

Usage examples of "join".

Now he thought that he would abide their coming and see if he might join their company, since if he crossed the water he would be on the backward way: and it was but a little while ere the head of them came up over the hill, and were presently going past Ralph, who rose up to look on them, and be seen of them, but they took little heed of him.

Joining in the conversation also helped to take her mind off the nightmarish phantasm that was now abiding somewhere within her unsettled self.

Moira had simply joined them uninvited, though where either of the MacInnes men were concerned, Abigail looked upon Moira as a welcome interloper.

LePat took up the name of Abraxas in a chant, and the others joined him.

And if I asked Biliktu, after she had rested for a while, to come and join me and her sister, she might sigh, but she would usually accede, and she would give good account of herself.

Presently the Youngs appeared and with smiling acquaintanceship joined Filmer.

It was right before the rebellion, and they had come to ask Addis to join with them.

She reminded Addis that she had joined him when he came to retake his home.

Even if Sdan or Poet thought it a good idea to tempt Wesley to join them, which I do not believe is the case, Darryl Adin would not hear of it.

Year 551, we offer up praises to God, His Son and the Holy Spirit for the success of the enterprise, and admonish all loyal subjects within the bounds of the Empire to join with us in this celebration, for surely we are delivered for the purpose of Christian vindication throughout the world.

The Pope would die and the circus would actually begin with the tawdry tinkle of the hurdy-gurdy and monkeys on chains, the trumpet fanfare of a Fellini movie and the clowns and all the freaks and aerialists joining hands, dancing, capering across the screen.

A letter from Caroline Derby, who had joined with Helen the previous May in organizing the tea for the kindergarten, conveyed an affectionate message to Helen from Mrs.

Many activities Helen was unable to join, but her affectionate disposition and eagerness to be involved made her very much a part of the class.

Because representations attack it at what we call the affective phase and cause a resulting experience, a disturbance, to which disturbance is joined the image of threatened evil: this amounts to an affection and Reason seeks to extinguish it, to ban it as destructive to the well-being of the Soul which by the mere absence of such a condition is immune, the one possible cause of affection not being present.

A complex system of intermediate neurons, found mostly in the brain, join the afferent with the efferent pathways.