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'union' - used as an adjective
1. being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War
Union soldiers
2. of trade unions
the union movement
union negotiations
a union-shop clause in the contract

'union' - used as a noun
3. 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
4. an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer
you have to join the union in order to get a job
5. the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
6. the state of being joined or united or linked
there is strength in union
7. the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)
God bless this union
8. healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones
9. a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations
the Soviet Union
10. 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
11. the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts
lightning produced an unusual union of the metals
12. a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner)
13. the act of making or becoming a single unit
the union of opposing factions
See also
 
Antonym
  • nonunion
  • separation
  • disunion
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