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Union appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • No side, no in union, Edison.
  • My gym foes’ union on a sill is a no-no in use of my gym.
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Usage statistics for the noun Union:

spoken English44.04%written English55.96% conversational speech6.14%task-oriented speech93.86% imaginative writing8.62%informational writing91.38%
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Definition of the noun union

What does union mean as a name of something?

Union is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural:

  • union: unions
  • Union: Unions

  1. an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer
  2. the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
  3. the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
  4. the state of being joined or united or linked
  5. the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)
    • example: God bless this union
    • domain: jurisprudence / law
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of union: marriage / matrimony / spousal relationship / wedlock
    • more generic term: marital status = the condition of being married or unmarried
    • more specific terms:
      • bigamy = the state of having two spouses at the same time
      • common-law marriage = a marriage relationship created by agreement and cohabitation rather than by ceremony
      • intermarriage / inmarriage / endogamy = marriage within one's own tribe or group as required by custom or law
      • intermarriage / exogamy = marriage to a person belonging to a tribe or group other than your own as required by custom or law
      • marriage of convenience = a marriage for expediency rather than love
      • misalliance = an unsuitable alliance
      • monandry = the state of having only one husband at a time
      • monogamousness / monogamy = the practice or state of having only one spouse at a time
      • open marriage = a marriage in which each partner is free to enter into extraneous sexual relationships without guilt or jealousy from the other
      • cuckoldom = the state of a husband whose wife has committed adultery
      • polygamy = the condition or practice of having more than one spouse at a time
      • sigeh = a Shiite tradition of temporary marriage permitted in Iran that allows a couple to specify the terms of their relationship
  6. healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones
  7. a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations
    • example: the Soviet Union
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic terms: political entity / political unit = a unit with political responsibilities
    • more specific terms:
      • confederation / confederacy / federation = a union of political organizations
      • enosis = the union of Greece and Cyprus
      • league = an association of states or organizations or individuals for common action
      • customs union = an association of nations to promote free trade within the union and set common tariffs for nations that are not members
  8. 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
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of union: join / sum
    • more generic word: set = a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    • more specific term: direct sum = a union of two disjoint sets in which every element is the sum of an element from each of the disjoint sets
  9. the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts
  10. a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner)
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: device = an emblematic design
  11. the act of making or becoming a single unit

Alternative definition of the noun union


  1. The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one, or the state of being united or joined; junction; coalition; combination.
  2. That which is united, or made one; something formed by a combination or coalition of parts or members; a confederation; a consolidated body; a league.
  3. A joint or other connection uniting parts of machinery, such as pipes.
  4. [set theory] The set containing all of the elements of two or more sets.
  5. The act or state of marriage.
  6. Sexual intercourse.
  7. [computing] A data structure that can store any of various items, but only one at a time.
  8. [context: now rare, archaic] A large, high-quality pearl.

Specialised definition of the noun union

Glossary of sports / rugby union

the most common form of rugby, with 15 players on a side

Definition of the adjective union

What does union mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees:

  • union: -
  • Union: -

  1. being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War
  2. of trade unions


  1. Union: During the American Civil War, the Union was the term used to refer to the United States of America, and specifically to the national government and the 20 other free states and five border slave states which supported it. The Union was opposed by 11 southern slave states that formed the Confederacy.
  2. Union is a township in Union County, New Jersey, United States. In the 18th century, the area that is now Union was then called Connecticut Farms. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township population was 56,642, the highest recorded in any decennial census, reflecting an increase of 2,237 from the 54,405 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 4,381 from the 50,024 counted in the 1990 Census.
    • also known as Union Township, New Jersey; Union, New Jersey; Union Township; Union Township, Union County, New Jersey
    • part of New Jersey, Union County
    • read more about Union (town)
  3. Union: The city of Union is the county seat of Union County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 8,393 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Union Micropolitan Statistical Area, an which includes all of Union County and which is further included in the greater Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, South Carolina Combined Statistical Area.
  4. Union is a city in Boone County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 5,379 in the 2010 Census. The area was rural until mass residential growth in 1990s and 2000s, this created the city into many subdivisions and neighborhoods.
  5. Union is a city in and the county seat of Franklin County, Missouri, United States. The population was 10,204 at the 2010 census, with Union showing the highest growth rate in Franklin County in the last decade. It is located on the Bourbeuse River.
  6. Union is a town in Broome County, New York. As of the 2010 census, the town had a total population of 56,346. The name derives from the town having served as a rendezvous for the Sullivan Expedition.
  7. Union is a city in Union County, Oregon, United States. The population was 2,121 at the 2010 census.
  8. Union is a village in McHenry County, Illinois, United States. The population was 580 at the 2010 census, up from 576 at the 2000 census.
  9. Union is a city in Montgomery and Miami Counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 6,419 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  10. Union is a town in Monroe County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 565 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Monroe County.
  11. Union is a town in Neshoba and Newton counties, Mississippi. The population was 2,021 at the 2000 census.
  12. Union is a city in Hardin County, Iowa, United States. The population was 397 at the 2010 census.
  13. Union is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. The population was 2,259 at the 2010 census. It is home to the Matthews Museum of Maine Heritage and annual Union Fair.
  14. Union is a village in Cass County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 233 at the 2010 census.
  15. Union is a town in Greene County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 227.
  16. Union is a town in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 854 at the 2010 census, making it the least populous town in Connecticut and the second-least populous municipality in Connecticut; only the Borough of Fenwick has fewer people. Union includes the village of Mashapaug located in the Eastern Uplands at the Massachusetts state line.
  17. Union is a small census-designated place in Mason County, Washington, United States. The community lies along the southern shore of Hood Canal, at an area known as "the Great Bend". The U.S. Census reported a population of 631 inhabitants in the 2010 census. The ZIP Code for Union is 98592.
  18. Union Station is a subway station on the Yonge–University–Spadina line in Toronto, Canada. One of the 12 original stations on the city's first section of subway, which opened in 1954, it is located on Front Street between the Yonge Street and University Avenue sections of the line. It is situated between Bay Street and York Street, immediately north of the railway station and regional bus terminal of the same name. In Toronto's observed compass of street directions, Union is the southernmost station; however, using the standard global compass directions, Kipling and Islington Stations are further south.
    • also known as Union Station
    • part of Ontario
  19. Union is a town in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 2,402 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Truax and Union are located in the town.
  20. Union is a town in Rock County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,860 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Union is located in the town.
  21. Union Station is a New Jersey Transit railroad station on the Conrail Lehigh Line, served by Raritan Valley Line trains direct to New York Penn Station, Newark Penn Station, Raritan, and High Bridge. The physical structures of the station are owned by New Jersey Transit, however the land remains property of Norfolk Southern Railway, in accordance with the 1999 buyout of Consolidated Rail Corporation by Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Corporation.
  22. Union a.k.a. La Unión Department: La Unión is a department of El Salvador. It is located in the eastern part of the country and its capital is La Unión. It covers a total of 2,074 km² and has a population of 263,200. The department was created on June 22, 1865 and the city of La Unión was made its capital. The Conchagua Temple was built in 1693 and it is one of tourist attractions of the department, as well as containing archeological ruins in Intipuca and Meanguera.
  23. Union is a town in Door County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 880 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Shoemaker Point is located in the town.
  24. Union is a town in Vernon County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 531 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of White City is located in the town.
  25. Union is a town in Burnett County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 340 at the 2010 census.
  26. Union is a town in Waupaca County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 804 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Symco is located in the town. The ghost town of Marble was also located in the town.
  27. Union is a town in Pierce County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 618 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Ono is located partially in the town.
  28. Union a.k.a. Union, New Hampshire: Union is a village and census-designated place in the town of Wakefield in Carroll County, New Hampshire. It had a population of 204 at the 2010 census.
  29. Union a.k.a. Fort Union, Utah: Fort Union, historically Union, is a major commercial area and an early settlement in the Salt Lake Valley of Utah that is now split between the municipalities of Midvale, Cottonwood Heights, and Sandy. The fort after which the area was named was built early in the Salt Lake Valley's post-1847 history at a strategic point where escarpments on either side of the Little Cottonwood Creek valley create a narrow gateway to the upper valley and Little Cottonwood Canyon beyond. The effects of geography on travel through the area have also contributed to the area's much more recent success as a retail and employment destination.
  30. Union a.k.a. Union, Virginia: Union is an unincorporated community in Floyd County, Virginia, United States.
  31. Union is an US Census Designated Place in Union County, Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division, New Jersey.
    • also known as Union County / Union CDP

There are other places with in their name, like La Union, New Union, Union Gap, East Union, Fork Union, Free union, Port Union, Union Dale, Union Hall, Union Hill, Union Lake, Union Park, Union Pier, Union Star, Union Vale, West Union.


  1. Union is an American rock group formed in 1997 featuring lead vocalist and guitarist John Corabi, guitarist Bruce Kulick, bassist James Hunting, and drummer Brent Fitz.
  2. Union a.k.a. Christ Agony is a Polish black metal band from Morąg, formed in 1990. Due to legal problems between 2005-2007 Christ Agony performed under Union name.

There are other groups with in their name, like Union 1, Union J, La Union, Union 13, Fly Union, Old Union, Red Union, Union Gap, Union Kid, Union Mac, AnDa Union, Beat Union, Union Blue, Union City, Union Jack, Union Jill, Union Made, union-made.


The Union automobile was based on Lambert's "horseless carriage" gasoline buggy. It had four wheels instead of his 1891 three-wheeled version. The automobile was made by the Union Automobile Company from 1902 through 1905. There were about three hundred Union automobiles made all total.


  1. Union is a fictional character in the Wildstorm universe.
  2. Union is a fictional character from the 2008 film The Wackness.

There are other characters with in their name, like Union Man, Union Jack, Union Officer, Union Soldier, Western Union Boy, Union Jack Jackson and Union representative.


  1. "Union" is the 11th studio album by Chara, which was released on February 28, 2007. It debuted at #4 on the Japanese Oricon album charts, and charted in the top 300 for 8 weeks.
  2. "Union" is the third album by Puerto Rican rock band Puya, released by MCA, in 2001.
  3. "Union" is the second album by The Boxer Rebellion, released worldwide on January 11, 2009, only through iTunes.
  4. "Union" is the debut album of the American singer/songwriter Toni Childs. Released in 1988, the album peaked at #63 in the US. It also peaked at #1 in New Zealand where it was certified 5x Platinum.
  5. "Union": Union is the debut album of the rock band Union.
    • released on (17 years ago)
  6. "Union" is a musical album of Paradoxical Frog.
    • released in (4 years ago)
  7. "Union" is the sixth studio album by Canadian country rock band Cuff the Duke, released October 2, 2012 on Paper Bag Records.


"Union" a.k.a. "Naukadubi": Milan is a 1946 Hindi social drama film directed by Nitin Bose. The film starred Dilip Kumar, Mira Misra, Ranjana, Pahari Sanyal and Moni Chatterjee. It was an adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s Bengali story Nauka Dubi. The screenplay adaptation was done by Sajanikanta Das with dialogues translated into Hindi by Pyare Lal Santoshi. The film's music was composed by Anil Biswas and the lyrics written by Pyare Lal Santoshi and Arzu Lakhnavi.


  1. Union: In set theory, the union of a collection of sets is the set of all distinct elements in the collection. It is one of the fundamental operations through which sets can be combined and related to each other.
    • also known as Birleşim, 聯集, 并集
  2. Union a.k.a. Union type: In computer science, a union is a value that may have any of several representations or formats; or it is a data structure that consists of a variable that may hold such a value. Some programming languages support special data types, called union types, to describe such values and variables. In other words, a union type definition will specify which of a number of permitted primitive types may be stored in its instances, e.g., "float or long integer". Contrast with a record, which could be defined to contain a float and an integer; in a union, there is only one value at any given time.
  3. Union a.k.a. Set operations: In SQL the UNION clause combines the results of two SQL queries into a single table of all matching rows. The two queries must result in the same number of columns and compatible data types in order to unite. Any duplicate records are automatically removed unless UNION ALL is used.
  4. Union is a four-issue Star Wars comic miniseries written by Michael A. Stackpole. It takes place about 20 years after the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, and chronicles the dangers and trials leading up to Luke Skywalker's wedding to Mara Jade.
  5. Union was a snow constructed in England that was wrecked in Fiji in 1804.
  6. Union is a political party in Madagascar. The party's candidate Pety Rakotoniaina won 1.68% in the December 2006 presidential election.
  7. Union was a central trade union organization of Hungarian and German workers in Slovakia. As of early 1920 Union claimed a membership of around 40,000 workers in southwestern Slovakia. Gyula Nagy, an important figure in the leftwing in Slovakia at the time, was the secretary of Union. Union had a strong presence amongst agricultural labourers. The organization was linked to the Hungarian-German Social Democratic Party.

Phrases with Union

Phrases starting with the word Union:

  1. Union Bug
  2. Union Job
  3. Union Man
  4. Union Oil
  5. union tee
  6. union army
  7. union card
  8. union flag
  9. union jack
  10. union shop
  11. union suit

Phrases ending with the word Union:

  1. art union
  2. civil union
  3. craft union
  4. labor union
  5. Rugby union
  6. trade union
  7. Trade-Union
  8. cooper union
  9. credit union

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Union

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Google previewThe Union Bible Dictionary. Prepared for the American Sunday-School Union [by W. A. Packard], and Revised by the Committee of Publication ... Second Edition (1838)

Union, pp. 38— 4 .) So that it has been truly said , that a very full and well connected life of Christ could be prepared from the materials which the prophecies alone would supply. The Jews, as a nation, grossly ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Stateless Nations: S-Z (2002)

by James Minahan

Yakut Union; Association of Peoples of the North; Sons of Dygyn SIBERIANS: All-Siberian Democratic Union; Katchan; Siberian Republican Alliance; Siberskoye Zemlyachestvo (Autonomy Movement); Sibir; Free Siberia; Democratic Siberia ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Insurance and Finance (2014)

by John Clark

European Monetary Union 1 3 l circulating in Europe. The post-war economic ascendancy of the USA has made the eurodollar an international currency medium. See also eurocurrency. euromarket Market in which eurocurrency is traded.

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Usage statistics about union

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Usage statistics for the noun Union:

spoken English44.04%written English55.96% conversational speech6.14%task-oriented speech93.86% imaginative writing8.62%informational writing91.38%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun Union:


Comparison of usage frequency between the noun Union and its most common antonym:


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Small photo of PARIS, FRANCE - SEP 26, 2016: Male hand holding New Apple iPhone 7 Plus after unboxing and testing by installing the app application software Western Union money transfer appSmall photo of Building of European UnionSmall photo of Tower with euro coins and flag of European Union in the background.Small photo of Political concept with flag of the European Union (EU). Time is running out. Closeup view of hourglass and flag of the European Union (EU). Flags of European countries in background.Small photo of Flags of European Union and United Kingdom with inscription Brexit.Small photo of ARCADIA, CA/USA - NOVEMBER 22, 2015: Western Union sign and logo. The Western Union Company is an American financial services and communications company.Small photo of KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - JANUARY 15, 2017: Logo of Western Union. The Western Union Company is an American financial services and communications company More...

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Quotes about Union

As much as I value an union of all the states, I would not admit the southern states into the union, unless they agreed to the discontinuance of this disgraceful trade, because it would bring weakness and not strength to the union. (George Mason)
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Scrabble value of U1N1I1O1N1

The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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