What is union?

  • (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
    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 ... form the European Coal and Steel Community, the earliest version of the modern European Union ...
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 ...
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 ... With more than 5,000 persons per square mile on average, Union County is one of the most densely populated counties in America ...
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 ... river at Vicksburg, Mississippi, and the Union's Vicksburg Campaign (December 1862 to July, 1863), and the fall of Port Hudson, completed control of the lower Mississippi River ... The Union victory ending the Siege of Vicksburg on July 4, 1863 was pivotal to the Union's final victory of the Civil War ...

More definitions of "union":

  • (adj): Of trade unions.
    Example: "The union movement"; "union negotiations"; "a union-shop clause in the contract"
  • (noun): A political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations.
    Example: "The Soviet Union"
  • (noun): A device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner).
  • (noun): The state of being joined or united or linked.
    Example: "There is strength in union"
    Synonyms: unification
  • (noun): Healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones.
    Synonyms: conglutination
  • (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
  • (noun): The occurrence of a uniting of separate parts.
    Example: "Lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word union:

    The rank and file have let their servants become their masters and dictators.... Provision should be made in all union constitutions for the recall of leaders. Big salaries should not be paid. Career hunters should be driven out, as well as leaders who use labor for political ends. These types are menaces to the advancement of labor.
    Mother Jones (1830–1930)

    If the union of these States, and the liberties of this people, shall be lost, it is but little to any one man of fifty-two years of age, but a great deal to the thirty millions of people who inhabit these United States, and to their posterity in all coming time.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    Our age is pre-eminently the age of sympathy, as the eighteenth century was the age of reason. Our ideal men and women are they, whose sympathies have had the widest culture, whose aims do not end with self, whose philanthropy, though centrifugal, reaches around the globe.
    Frances E. Willard 1839–1898, U.S. president of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union 1879-1891, author, activist. The Woman’s Magazine, pp. 137-40 (January 1887)