From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishjoinjoin1 /dʒɔɪn/ ●●● S1 W1 verb 1 group/organization [transitive]JOIN AN ORGANIZATION to become a member of an organization, society, or group When did you join the Labour Party? I decided to join the army. You can enjoy a sport without joining a club or belonging to a team.2 activity [transitive] to begin to take part in an activity that other people are involved in Many sacrificed their weekend to join the hunt for the missing girl. the benefits of joining our pension scheme Church leaders have joined the campaign to end foxhunting.3 go to somebody [transitive]MEET to go somewhere in order to be with someone or do something with them She joined her aunt in the sitting room. The immigrants were soon joined by their wives and children. ► Don’t say ‘join with’ someone. Join is always followed by an object in this sense: I’ll join you later.4 WITHdo something together [intransitive, transitive] to do something together with someone else, or as a groupjoin somebody for something I invited them to join us for a glass of wine.join (with) somebody in doing something I’m sure you’ll all join me in thanking today’s speaker.join (with) somebody to do something Parents have joined with health experts to produce a video for bereaved families.join together Three police forces have joined together to buy a helicopter.5 connect a) [transitive]JOIN something TOGETHER to connect or fasten things together Join the two pieces of wood with strong glue.join something to something The island is joined to the mainland by a causeway. b) [intransitive, transitive]JOIN something TOGETHER if two roads, rivers etc join, they come together and become connected at a particular point Finally, we arrived at Dartmouth, where the River Dart joins the sea. the point where the two roads join 6 → join a queue7 → join hands8 → join the club9 → join battle10 → be joined in marriage/holy matrimony11 → be joined at the hip → join/combine forces at force1(9), → if you can't beat 'em, join 'em at beat1(23)THESAURUS – Meaning 5: to join things togetherjoin to make two things come together and stay in that position. Join is used about fixing two things together permanently, so that they form a single thingDoctors used a metal rod to join the two pieces of bone together.attach to join one thing to another, so that it stays in position. Attach is often used when you can separate the two things laterShe attached the photo to the letter with a paper clip. The boards are attached with nails.On the wall, attached with adhesive tape, was a New York City subway map.connect (also connect up) to join pieces of equipment together, especially with a wire or pipe, so that electricity, gas, water etc can pass from one to anotherHave you connected up the speakers to the stereo?The hoses that connect the radiator to the engine are leaking.link (also link up) to connect machines, systems, computers etc, so that electronic signals can pass from one to anotherAll the office PCs are linked to the main server. → join in (something) → join up → join up with somebody/something→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusjoin• Eight new members are expected to join.• The wooden buildings are joined by ivy-covered walkways.• He did join, hoping to reform the church before it deformed him.• Why should we join in and help them to unite against us?• In each the primitive, sometimes bestial is joined obdurately to the modern and sophisticated.• There appears to be substantial numbers of people who join or leave, become active or inactive, over time.• The pipes join right over here.• A lot of people want to join, so there's a long waiting list.• Any child wanting to join the after-school club should see Mrs Williams.• During the war he joined the Air Corps and became a pilot.• The advertising campaign is trying to persuade people to join the armed forces• At the age of twenty-three, Bernard persuaded four of his brothers and twenty-seven friends to join the Cistercian order.• 2000 people joined the library last year.• He joined the navy when he was 16.• It is not known if the other parties will join the peace talks.• They met at the spot where the creek joins the river.• In 1933 Princess Victoria joined the royal Yacht from this quay.• Join the sleeve and the shoulder parts together.• Doctors had to use a metal rod to join the two pieces of bone together.• Join the two pieces of wood using a strong glue.• And the Lakers, 4-1 since he joined them, have claimed victories in 11 of 13 to reach 28-19 overall.• Her parents are going to Paris next week and she will join them later.• We're sitting over there. Why don't you join us?• In lieu of a dance, you can always ask that cute girl or guy to join you for a duet.join together• A girder is a beam that supports other beams or is made up of separate beams joined together.• I believe the two events will join together.• It can be 100 yards long, even more if two or more nets are joined together.• After the visits, guests and Faculty members will join together for a buffet supper.• He was proud that their freedom parade and service and the mayor's installation should be joined together in this way.• There may, for instance, be a requirement to join together lecturers of a similar qualification or age group.• Not all of it could be joined together prior to delivery as size precluded it from being transported in one piece.• The map sections should be joined together without the seams being visible.joinjoin2 noun [countable] JOIN something TOGETHERa place where two parts of an object are connected or fastened together It’s been glued back together so well you can hardly see the join.
Examples from the Corpusjoin• They are then cut by one of the several methods to effect a good join.• The leaf tracing is then pasted on to the assembly so that the centre vein coincides with the join.• Every wooden join was tongue and groove reinforced with knotted rope.From Longman Business Dictionaryjoinjoin /dʒɔɪn/ verb1[intransitive, transitive] to become a member of a group, team, or organizationShe was invited to join the company’s board.Turkey is not a member of the EU, but wants to join.2[intransitive, transitive] to start working for a company or an organizationHe first joined Allianz as a salesman.She left in 1995, the year I joined.3join forces to take action together in order to achieve somethingAT&T and NEC agreed to join forces to develop a new mobile telephone system.join forces withMany small insurance companies are joining forces with other insurers.4join together to do something with another person, company, or organizationEight Japanese and two American companies are joining together to design communications equipment. → join in something → join with somebody/something→ See Verb tableOrigin join (1200-1300) Old French joindre, from Latin jungere