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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


SamplesUnion soldiers.
Federal forces.
A Federal infantryman.


SynonymsFederal


Similarnorthern


Antonymssouthern

2. union of trade unions


SamplesThe union movement.
Union negotiations.
A union-shop clause in the contract.


Similarclosed, organised, organized, unionised, unionized


Antonymsnonunion


English noun: union

1. union (group) an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer


SamplesYou have to join the union in order to get a job.


Synonymsbrotherhood, 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 meronymlabor, labor movement, trade union movement

2. Union (location) the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)


SamplesHe has visited every state in the Union.
Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union.
The North's superior resources turned the scale.


SynonymsNorth


Instance hypernymAmerica, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA


Part holonymfree state


Attributenorthern


Domain regionAmerica, 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


SamplesThe casual couplings of adolescents.
The mating of some species occurs only in the spring.


Synonymsconjugation, 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


SamplesThere is strength in union.


Synonymsunification


Broader (hypernym)state


Narrower (hyponym)association, coalition, colligation, conjugation, conjunction, connectedness, connection, fusion, junction, link, marriage, syncretism


Antonymsseparation

5. union (state) the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)


SamplesA long and happy marriage.
God bless this union.


Synonymsmarriage, 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 categoryjurisprudence, law

6. union (process) healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones


Synonymsconglutination


Broader (hypernym)healing

7. union (group) a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations


SamplesThe 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


SamplesLet C be the union of the sets A and B.


Synonymsjoin, sum


Broader (hypernym)set


Narrower (hyponym)direct sum

9. union (event) the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts


SamplesLightning 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)


Broader (hypernym)device

11. union (act) the act of making or becoming a single unit


SamplesThe union of opposing factions.
He looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays.


Synonymsconjugation, jointure, unification, uniting


Broader (hypernym)combination, combining, compounding


Narrower (hyponym)coalescence, coalescency, coalition, concretion, conglutination, reunification, reunion, tribalisation, tribalization, umbrella


Antonymsdisunion









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