union union  /ˈ jun jən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer
  2. (n) the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
  3. (n) the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
  4. (n) the state of being joined or united or linked
  5. (n) the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)
  6. (n) healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones
  7. (n) a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations
  8. (n) a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets
  9. (n) the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts
  10. (n) a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner)
  11. (n) the act of making or becoming a single unit
  12. (adj) being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War
  13. (adj) of trade unions

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Usage(s):

  1. And Callaghan has no cure Once again an epidemic of strikes by rapacious unions enfeebled Britain.
  2. John Edwards has worked hard for union support, but this year labor may be cautious about an endorsement.
  3. Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter, the only Republican to vote for cloture the last time the Employee Free Choice Act came up, today dealt a blow to union supporters.

News

  1. Union school board approves "hold your own" budget

    The Union County school board approved a new, balanced budget during a meeting Monday night. District leaders said the fiscal plan reflects a “hold your own” approach to budgeting.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Spartanburg Herald-Journal

  2. Union Dental Announces AWG Machine for the Dental Market

    Union Dental Holdings, Inc.     - a Company that operates and manages a network of dentists throughout the United States for union members announced today that Drinkable Air Technologies, Inc. released......
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Union First to acquire StellarOne in $445M deal

    Union First Market Bankshares Corp. plans to acquire StellarOne Corp. in a stock transaction valued at $445 million. The banks say the deal will create the largest community banking institution in Virginia, ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "The threat of terrorism faced by the United States and the European Union continues and, with this agreement, all of our citizens will be safer," President Obama said in a statement in Washington.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: The Associated Press

  2. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said, "Tonight is a red-letter night in American history. It is the last time George Bush will give the State of the Union. Next year it will be a Democratic president giving it."
    on Jan 28, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: FOXNews

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