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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

When I was in the White House, I was confronted with the challenge of the Cold War. Both the Soviet Union and I had 30,000 nuclear weapons that could destroy the entire earth and I had to maintain the peace.
Jimmy Carter

If you look at great human civilizations, from the Roman Empire to the Soviet Union, you will see that most do not fail simply due to external threats but because of internal weakness, corruption, or a failure to manifest the values and ideals they espouse.
Cory Booker

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
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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
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