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UNITED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does united mean? 

UNITED (adjective)
  The adjective UNITED has 3 senses:

1. characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity
2. involving the joint activity of two or more
3. of or relating to two people who are married to each other

  Familiarity information: UNITED used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNITED (adjective)


Sense 1united [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity

Context example:

presented a united front

Similar:

federate; federated (united under a central government)

incorporate; incorporated; integrated; merged; unified (formed or united into a whole)

in league ((usually followed by 'with') united in effort as if in a league)

one; unitary (having the indivisible character of a unit)

suprasegmental (pertaining to a feature of speech that extends over more than a single speech sound)

tied (bound together by or as if by a strong rope; especially as by a bond of affection)

undivided (not parted by conflict of opinion)

unpartitioned (not divided by partitions)

conjunct (bound in close association)

conjugate; conjugated; coupled (joined together especially in a pair or pairs)

agreed; in agreement (united by being of the same opinion)

allied; confederate; confederative (united in a confederacy or league)

amalgamate; amalgamated; coalesced; consolidated; fused (joined together into a whole)

coalescent; coalescing (growing together, fusing)

cohesive (cohering or tending to cohere; well integrated)

nonsegmental; unsegmented (having a body that is not divided into segments)

Also:

joint (united or combined)

integrated (not segregated; designated as available to all races or groups)

collective (forming a whole or aggregate)

Antonym:

divided (separated into parts or pieces)


Sense 2united [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Involving the joint activity of two or more

Synonyms:

combined; concerted; cooperative; conjunctive; united; conjunct

Context examples:

the attack was met by the combined strength of two divisions / concerted action / the conjunct influence of fire and strong wind / the conjunctive focus of political opposition / a cooperative effort / a united effort / joint military activities

Similar:

joint (united or combined)


Sense 3united [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to two people who are married to each other

Synonyms:

joined; united

Similar:

married (joined in matrimony)


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