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:

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 ... 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 ...
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. 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 ... Community, the earliest version of the modern European Union ...

More definitions of "union":

  • (adj): Of trade unions.
    Example: "The union movement"; "union negotiations"; "a union-shop clause in the contract"
  • (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 device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner).
  • (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 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): Healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones.
    Synonyms: conglutination

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)

    The monk in hiding himself from the world becomes not less than himself, not less of a person, but more of a person, more truly and perfectly himself: for his personality and individuality are perfected in their true order, the spiritual, interior order, of union with God, the principle of all perfection.
    Thomas Merton (1915–1968)

    ... 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)