What is union?

  • (adj): Of trade unions.
    Example: "The union movement"; "union negotiations"; "a union-shop clause in the contract"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on union:

Benelux
... Benelux is a union of states in Europe comprising three neighbouring countries, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg ... The Union's name is formed from the beginning of each country's name it was possibly created for the Benelux Customs Union ... the earliest version of the modern European Union ...
Union, Connecticut - Landmarks
... The village of Mashapaug in Union is the site of the Traveler Restaurant, a unique eating establishment that gives away used books to its patrons ... The Union Free Public Library is housed in one of the town's few public buildings ... Union Green Historic District ...
Mississippi River - History - Civil War
... In 1862 Union forces coming down the river successfully cleared Confederate defenses at Island Number 10 and Memphis, Tennessee, while Naval forces coming upriver from the Gulf of Mexico captured New Orleans ... stronghold was on the heights overlooking the river at Vicksburg, Mississippi, and the Union's Vicksburg Campaign (December 1862 to July, 1863), and the fall of Port Hudson, completed ... The Union victory ending the Siege of Vicksburg on July 4, 1863 was pivotal to the Union's final victory of the Civil War ...
Union County, New Jersey
... Union County is a county located in the U.S ... A study by Forbes.com determined Union County pays the second-highest property taxes of all counties in the nation ... than 5,000 persons per square mile on average, Union County is one of the most densely populated counties in America ...
Zimbabwe African National Union
... The Zimbabwe African National Union was a militant organization that fought against the white minority government in Rhodesia, formed as a split from the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) ...

More definitions of "union":

  • (noun): The state of being joined or united or linked.
    Example: "There is strength in union"
    Synonyms: unification
  • (noun): A device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner).
  • (noun): A political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations.
    Example: "The Soviet Union"
  • (noun): The United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War).
    Example: "He has visited every state in the Union"; "Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union"
    Synonyms: North
  • (noun): A set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets.
    Example: "Let C be the union of the sets A and B"
    Synonyms: sum, join
  • (noun): Healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones.
    Synonyms: conglutination
  • (noun): The occurrence of a uniting of separate parts.
    Example: "Lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"
  • (adj): Being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the Civil War.
    Example: "Union soldiers"
    Synonyms: Federal

Famous quotes containing the word union:

    At all events, as she, Ulster, cannot have the status quo, nothing remains for her but complete union or the most extreme form of Home Rule; that is, separation from both England and Ireland.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    The man whose whole activity is diverted to inner meditation becomes insensible to all his surroundings. If he loves, it is not to give himself, to blend in fecund union with another being, but to meditate on his love. His passions are mere appearances, being sterile. They are dissipated in futile imaginings, producing nothing external to themselves.
    Emile Durkheim (1858–1917)

    Without the power of the Industrial Union behind it, Democracy can only enter the State as the victim enters the gullet of the Serpent.
    James Connolly (1870–1916)