HyperDic: union

English > 13 senses of the word Union / union:
NOUNgroupunion, labor union, trade union, trades union, brotherhoodan organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer
locationUnion, Norththe United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
actunion, coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, sexual unionthe act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
stateunion, unificationthe state of being joined or united or linked
stateunion, marriage, matrimony, spousal relationship, wedlockthe state of being a married couple voluntarily joined / joined for life (or until divorce)
processunion, conglutinationhealing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones
groupuniona political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations
groupunion, sum, joina set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets
eventunionthe occurrence of a uniting of separate parts
artifactuniona device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner)
actunion, unification, uniting, conjugation, jointurethe act of making or becoming a single unit
ADJECTIVEallUnion, Federalbeing of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War
allunionof trade unions
Union / union > pronunciation
Soundsyuw'nyahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > Union: 13 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War.
SynonymFederal
BroadernorthernIn or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line
Spanishfederal
English > union: 13 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf trade unions.
Examples
  • "the union movement"
  • "union negotiations"
  • "a union-shop clause in the contract"
Narrowerclosedrequiring union membership
organized, organised, unionized, unionisedA member of or formed into a labor union
Oppositenonunionnot belonging to or not allowing affiliation with a trade union
Spanishsindical, sindicalista
Catalansindical, sindicalista
English > union: 13 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningAn organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer.
Example"you have to join the union in order to get a job"
Synonymslabor union, trade union, trades union, brotherhood
Part oflabor movement, trade union movement, laborAn organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement
NarrowerIndustrial Workers of the World, IWW, I.W.W.A former international labor union and radical labor movement in the United States
company unionA union of workers for a single company
craft unionA labor union whose membership is restricted to workers in a particular craft
industrial union, vertical unionA labor union that admits all workers in a given industry irrespective of their craft
Broaderorganization, organisationA group of people who work together
Spanishsindicato, sindicatos
Catalansindical, sindicat
Verbsunionizeform or join a union
unionizerecruit for a union or organize into a union
English > Union: 13 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningThe United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War).
SynonymNorth
Instance ofUnited States, United States of America, America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean
AttributesnorthernIn or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line
Partsfree stateAny state prohibiting slavery prior to the American Civil War
RegionUnited States, United States of America, America, the States, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean
Spanishla Unión
Catalanla Unió
English > union: 13 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes.
Synonymscoupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, sexual union
Narrowerassortative matingmating of individuals having more traits in common than likely in random mating
disassortative matingmating of individuals having traits more dissimilar / dissimilar / dissimilar than likely in random mating
hybridization, hybridisation, crossbreeding, crossing, cross, interbreeding, hybridizing(genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
inbreedingThe act of mating closely related individuals
servicing, serviceThe act of mating by male animals
Broadersexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activityActivities associated with sexual intercourse
Spanishacoplamiento, apareamiento, emparejamiento, monta, unión
Catalanacoblament, aparellament, apariament
English > union: 13 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningThe state of being joined or united or linked.
Example"there is strength in union"
Synonymunification
NarrowerassociationThe state of being connected together as in memory or imagination
coalition, fusionThe state of being combined / combined into one body / body
connection, link, connectednessThe state of being connected
junction, conjunction, conjugation, colligationThe state of being joined together
marriageA close and intimate union
syncretismThe union (or attempted fusion) of different systems of thought or belief (especially in religion or philosophy)
BroaderstateThe way something is with respect to its main attributes
OppositeseparationThe state of lacking unity
Spanishunión
Catalanunió
English > union: 13 senses > noun 5, state
MeaningThe state of being a married couple voluntarily joined / joined for life (or until divorce).
Example "God bless this union"
Synonymsmarriage, matrimony, spousal relationship, wedlock
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
NarrowerbigamyHaving two spouses at the same time
common-law marriageA marriage relationship created by agreement and cohabitation rather than by ceremony
cuckoldomThe state of a husband whose wife has committed adultery
endogamy, intermarriage, inmarriagemarriage within one's own tribe / tribe or group as required by custom or law
exogamy, intermarriagemarriage to a person belonging to a tribe / tribe or group other than your own as required by custom or law
marriage of convenienceA marriage for expediency rather than love / love
misallianceAn unsuitable alliance (especially with regard to marriage)
monandryThe state of having only one husband at a time / time
monogamy, monogamousnessHaving only one spouse at a time / time
open marriageA marriage in which each partner is free to enter into extraneous sexual relationships without guilt or jealousy from the other
polygamyHaving more than one spouse at a time / time
sigehA Shiite tradition of temporary marriage permitted in Iran that allows a couple to specify the terms of their relationship
Broadermarital statusThe condition of being married or unmarried
Spanishconnubio, enlace, matrimonio, unión
Catalanboda, connubi, enllaç, matrimoni, unió
English > union: 13 senses > noun 6, process
Meaninghealing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones.
Synonymconglutination
BroaderhealingThe natural process by which the body repairs itself
English > union: 13 senses > noun 7, group
MeaningA political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations.
Example"the Soviet Union"
Narrowerconfederation, confederacy, federationA union of political organizations
customs unionAn association of nations to promote free trade within the union and set common tariffs for nations that are not members
enosisThe union of Greece and Cyprus (which is the goal of a group of Greek Cypriots)
leagueAn association of states / states or organizations or individuals for common action
Broaderpolitical unit, political entityA unit with political responsibilities
Spanishcoalicion, sindicato, unión
Catalancoalició, unió
English > union: 13 senses > noun 8, group
MeaningA set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets.
Example"let C be the union of the sets A and B"
Synonymssum, join
Narrowerdirect sumA union of two disjoint sets in which every element is the sum of an element from each of the disjoint sets
BroadersetA group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
Spanishunion, unión
English > union: 13 senses > noun 9, event
MeaningThe occurrence of a uniting of separate parts.
Example"lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"
NarroweramphimixisUnion of sperm and egg in sexual reproduction
combining, combineAn occurrence that results in things being united
fusion, merger, unificationAn occurrence that involves the production of a union
Broaderhappening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventAn event that happens
Spanishunión
Catalanunió
English > union: 13 senses > noun 10, artifact
MeaningA device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner).
BroaderdeviceAn emblematic design (especially in heraldry)
English > union: 13 senses > noun 11, act
MeaningThe act of making or becoming a single unit.
Example"the union of opposing factions"
Synonymsunification, uniting, conjugation, jointure
Narrowercoalescence, coalescency, coalition, concretion, conglutinationThe union of diverse things into one body or form or group
reunion, reunificationThe act of coming together again
tribalization, tribalisationThe act of making tribal
umbrellaHaving the function of uniting a group of similar things
Broadercombination, combining, compoundingThe act of combining things to form a new whole / whole
OppositedisunionThe termination or destruction of union
Spanishunificación, unión
Catalanunificació, unió
Verbsunitebecome one

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