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:

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 ...
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 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 the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU) ...
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 ...
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 ... 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 ... 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): 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): Healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones.
    Synonyms: conglutination
  • (noun): A political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations.
    Example: "The Soviet Union"
  • (noun): The occurrence of a uniting of separate parts.
    Example: "Lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"
  • (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): The state of being joined or united or linked.
    Example: "There is strength in union"
    Synonyms: unification
  • (adj): Of trade unions.
    Example: "The union movement"; "union negotiations"; "a union-shop clause in the contract"

Famous quotes containing the word union:

    The admission of the States of Wyoming and Idaho to the Union are events full of interest and congratulation, not only to the people of those States now happily endowed with a full participation in our privileges and responsibilities, but to all our people. Another belt of States stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
    Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901)

    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)

    It would be unjust, and moreover Utopian, for Shakespeare to direct the shoemakers’ union. But it would be equally disastrous for the shoemakers’ union to ignore Shakespeare.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)