English adjective: Union
|1.||Union being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War|
A Federal infantryman.
|2.||union of trade unions|
|Samples||The union movement.|
A union-shop clause in the contract.
|Similar||closed, organised, organized, unionised, unionized|
English noun: union
|1.||union (group) an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer|
|Samples||You have to join the union in order to get a job.|
|Synonyms||brotherhood, labor union, trade union, trades union|
|Broader (hypernym)||organisation, organization|
|Narrower (hyponym)||company union, craft union, I.W.W., industrial union, Industrial Workers of the World, IWW, vertical union|
|Part meronym||labor, labor movement, trade union movement|
|2.||Union (location) the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)|
|Samples||He has visited every state in the Union.|
Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union.
The North's superior resources turned the scale.
|Instance hypernym||America, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA|
|Part holonym||free state|
|Domain region||America, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA|
|3.||union (act) the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes|
|Samples||The casual couplings of adolescents.|
The mating of some species occurs only in the spring.
|Synonyms||conjugation, coupling, mating, pairing, sexual union|
|Broader (hypernym)||sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice|
|Narrower (hyponym)||assortative mating, cross, crossbreeding, crossing, disassortative mating, hybridisation, hybridization, hybridizing, inbreeding, interbreeding, service, servicing|
|4.||union (state) the state of being joined or united or linked|
|Samples||There is strength in union.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||association, coalition, colligation, conjugation, conjunction, connectedness, connection, fusion, junction, link, marriage, syncretism|
|5.||union (state) the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)|
|Samples||A long and happy marriage.|
God bless this union.
|Synonyms||marriage, matrimony, spousal relationship, wedlock|
|Broader (hypernym)||marital status|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bigamy, common-law marriage, cuckoldom, endogamy, exogamy, inmarriage, intermarriage, intermarriage, marriage of convenience, misalliance, monandry, monogamousness, monogamy, open marriage, polygamy, sigeh|
|Domain category||jurisprudence, law|
|6.||union (process) healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones|
|7.||union (group) a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations|
|Samples||The Soviet Union.|
|Broader (hypernym)||political entity, political unit|
|Narrower (hyponym)||confederacy, confederation, customs union, enosis, federation, league|
|8.||union (group) a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets|
|Samples||Let C be the union of the sets A and B.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||direct sum|
|9.||union (event) the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts|
|Samples||Lightning produced an unusual union of the metals.|
|Broader (hypernym)||happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent|
|Narrower (hyponym)||amphimixis, combine, combining, fusion, merger, unification|
|10.||union (artifact) a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner)|
|11.||union (act) the act of making or becoming a single unit|
|Samples||The union of opposing factions.|
He looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays.
|Synonyms||conjugation, jointure, unification, uniting|
|Broader (hypernym)||combination, combining, compounding|
|Narrower (hyponym)||coalescence, coalescency, coalition, concretion, conglutination, reunification, reunion, tribalisation, tribalization, umbrella|