union
noun.
an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer
you have to join the union in order to get a job
noun.
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|the North's superior resources turned the scale
Synonym: north
noun.
the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
the casual couplings of adolescents|the mating of some species occurs only in the spring
noun.
the state of being joined or united or linked
there is strength in union
Synonym: unification
noun.
the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)
a long and happy marriage|God bless this union
noun.
healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones
noun.
a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations
the Soviet Union
noun.
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
Synonym: join, sum
noun.
the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts
lightning produced an unusual union of the metals
noun.
a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner)
noun.
the act of making or becoming a single unit
the union of opposing factions|he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays
adj.
of trade unions
the union movement|union negotiations|a union-shop clause in the contract
adj.
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 forces|a Federal infantryman
Synonym: federal