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Noun: union  yoon-yun [N. Amer], yoo-nee-un [Brit]
  1. An organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer
    "you have to join the union in order to get a job";
    - labor union [US], trade union, trades union, brotherhood, labour union [Brit, Cdn]
  2. The act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
    "the casual unions of adolescents";
    - coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, sexual union
  3. The state of being joined, united or linked
    "there is strength in union";
    - unification
  4. The state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)
    "God bless this union";
    - marriage, matrimony, spousal relationship, wedlock
  5. Healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones
    - conglutination
  6. A political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations
    "the Soviet Union"
  7. 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";
    - sum, join
  8. The occurrence of a uniting of separate parts
    "lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"
  9. A device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner)
  10. The act of making or becoming a single unit
    "the union of opposing factions";
    - unification, uniting, conjugation, jointure
Adjective: union  yoon-yun [N. Amer], yoo-nee-un [Brit]
  1. Of trade unions
    "the union movement"; "union negotiations"; "a union-shop clause in the contract"
Adjective: Union  yoon-yun [N. Amer], yoo-nee-un [Brit]
  1. 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
Noun: Union  yoon-yun [N. Amer], yoo-nee-un [Brit]
  1. 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";
    - North

Derived forms: unions

See also: closed, northern, organised [Brit], organized, unionised [Brit], unionized

Type of: America, combination, combining, compounding, device, happening, healing, marital status, natural event, occurrence, occurrent, organisation [Brit], organization, political entity, political unit, set, sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice, state, the States, U.S., U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA

Antonym: disunion, nonunion, separation

Part of: labor [US], labor movement [US, Austral], labour [Brit, Cdn], labour movement [Brit, Cdn], trade union movement

Encyclopedia: Union, Paraguay