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Definition of Union

Union

  1. The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one, or the state of being united or joined; junction; coalition; combination.
  2. Agreement and conjunction of mind, spirit, will, affections, or the like; harmony; concord.
  3. That which is united, or made one; something formed by a combination or coalition of parts or members; a confederation; a consolidated body; a league; as, the weavers have formed a union; trades unions have become very numerous; the United States of America are often called the Union.
  4. A textile fabric composed of two or more materials, as cotton, silk, wool, etc., woven together.
  5. A large, fine pearl.
  6. A device emblematic of union, used on a national flag or ensign, sometimes, as in the military standard of Great Britain, covering the whole field; sometimes, as in the flag of the United States, and the English naval and marine flag, occupying the upper inner corner, the rest of the flag being called the fly. Also, a flag having such a device; especially, the flag of Great Britain.
  7. A joint or other connection uniting parts of machinery, or the like, as the elastic pipe of a tender connecting it with the feed pipe of a locomotive engine; especially, a pipe fitting for connecting pipes, or pipes and fittings, in such a way as to facilitate disconnection.
  8. A cask suspended on trunnions, in which fermentation is carried on.

Union Quotations

Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.
Marilyn Monroe

It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label.
Barack Obama

Rare is the union of beauty and purity. - Juvenal
Rare is the union of beauty and purity.
Juvenal

Anyone who doesn't regret the passing of the Soviet Union has no heart. Anyone who wants it restored has no brains.
Vladimir Putin

In the late 19th century there was a major union organization, Knights of Labor, and also a radical populist movement based on farmers. It's hard to believe, but it was based in Texas, and it was quite radical. They wanted their own banks, their own cooperatives, their own control over sales and commerce.
Noam Chomsky
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Union Translations

union in Dutch is unie
union in French is raccordement
union in German is Vereinigung, Einigkeit, Gewerkschaft, Verein
union in Italian is unione, unione, sindacato, lega
union in Latin is congregatio, conventus
union in Spanish is union, circulo, sindicato, reunion, unidad