W1S1 [ˈju:njən] n
[Date: 1400-1500; : Old French; Origin: Late Latin unio, from Latin unus 'one']
1.) also trade union BrE
labor union AmE
an organization formed by workers to protect their rights
union of
the National Union of Teachers
Are you planning to join the union ?
union members
2.) used in the names of some clubs or organizations
the British Golf Union
3.) [singular] formal
the act of joining two or more things together, or the state of being joined together
union of
The artist's work shows the perfect union of craftsmanship and imagination.
union with
Some militants favour independence for Kashmir or union with Pakistan.
4.) [singular]
a group of countries or states with the same central government
the Soviet Union
5.) the Union
used in the past to talk about the United States, especially the northern states during the Civil War
6.) [U and C] formal
7.) [U and C] formal
the activity of having sex, or an occasion when this happens

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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