Synonyms of union


1. union, labor union, trade union, trades union, brotherhood, organization, organisation

usage: an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer; "you have to join the union in order to get a job"

2. Union, North

usage: the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War); "he has visited every state in the Union"; "Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union"; "the North's superior resources turned the scale"

3. coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual union, sexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activity

usage: the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"

4. union, unification, state

usage: the state of being joined or united or linked; "there is strength in union"

5. marriage, matrimony, union, spousal relationship, wedlock, marital status

usage: the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce); "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union"

6. union, conglutination, healing

usage: healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones

7. union, political unit, political entity

usage: a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations; "the Soviet Union"

8. union, sum, join, set

usage: a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets; "let C be the union of the sets A and B"

9. union, happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event

usage: the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts; "lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"

10. union, device

usage: a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner)

11. union, unification, uniting, conjugation, jointure, combination, combining, compounding

usage: the act of making or becoming a single unit; "the union of opposing factions"; "he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays"


1. Union, Federal, northern (vs. southern)

usage: being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War; "Union soldiers"; "Federal forces"; "a Federal infantryman"

2. union (vs. nonunion), closed(prenominal), organized, organised, unionized, unionised

usage: of trade unions; "the union movement"; "union negotiations"; "a union-shop clause in the contract"

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Definition and meaning of union (Dictionary)