connect definition, meaning - what is connect in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “connect”

See all translations

connect

verb uk   us   /kəˈnekt/

connect verb (JOIN)

B1 [I or T] to join or be joined with something else: Can I connect my printer to your computer? Where does the cooker connect (up) to the electricity? Has the phone/electricity/gas been connected (= switched on or joined to the main supply) in your new place yet?
More examples

connect verb (RELATE)

C2 [T] to consider or show a person or thing to be related to someone or something else: She's an actress I connect with the theatre rather than films. Police are connecting the break-in with other recent thefts in the area.
More examples

connect verb (PHONE)

[T] to make it possible for you to speak to someone else by phone: Could you connect me with/to a number in Paris, please? I can't seem to get through.

connect verb (TRANSPORT)

[I] If two buses, trains, etc. connect, they arrive at suitable times to allow passengers to get off one and onto another: Your flight arrives at 12.30, when it connects with a bus service to your hotel. There's a connecting train service between the airport and the city.
(Definition of connect from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of connect?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “connect” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

intellectualize

to think about or discuss a subject in a detailed and intellectual way, without involving your emotions or feelings

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More