Join v. t. [imp. & p. p. Joined p. pr. & vb. n. Joining.]
1. To bring together, literally or figuratively; to place in contact; to connect; to couple; to unite; to combine; to associate; to add; to append.
Woe unto them that join house to house. --Is. v. 8.
Held up his left hand, which did flame and burn
Like twenty torches joined. --Shak.
Thy tuneful voice with numbers join. --Dryden.
2. To associate one's self to; to be or become connected with; to league one's self with; to unite with; as, to join a party; to join the church.
We jointly now to join no other head. --Dryden.
3. To unite in marriage.
He that joineth his virgin in matrimony. --Wyclif.
What, therefore, God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. --Matt. xix. 6.
4. To enjoin upon; to command. [Obs. & R.]
They join them penance, as they call it. --Tyndale.
5. To accept, or engage in, as a contest; as, to join encounter, battle, issue.
To join battle, To join issue. See under Battle, Issue.
Syn: -- To add; annex; unite; connect; combine; consociate; couple; link; append. See Add.
n : the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for
communication); "the joining of hands around the table";
"there was a connection via the internet" [syn: connection,