What is 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
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on union:

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

Famous quotes containing the word union:

    We hope the day will soon come when every girl will be a member of a great Union of Unmarried Women, pledged to refuse an offer of marriage from any man who is not an advocate of their emancipation.
    Tennessee Claflin (1846–1923)

    Let’s have the Union restored as it was, if we can; but if we can’t, I’m in favor of the Union as it wasn’t.
    Artemus Ward (1834–1867)

    ... as women become free, economic, social factors, so becomes possible the full social combination of individuals in collective industry. With such freedom, such independence, such wider union, becomes possible also a union between man and woman such as the world has long dreamed of in vain.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860–1935)