union definition, meaning - what is union 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 “union”

See all translations

union

noun uk   us   /ˈjuː.ni.ən/

union noun (JOINING)

B2 [S or U] the act or the state of being joined together: Meanwhile the debate on European political and monetary union continues.formal She believes that the union (= marriage) of man and woman in holy matrimony is for ever.the Union [S] (in the American Civil War) the states that did not separate from the United States
More examples

union noun (WORKERS)

B1 [C, + sing/pl verb] a trade union : the electricians' union
More examples
(Definition of union from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of union?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “union” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

selfless

caring more for what other people need and want rather than for what you yourself need and want

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Kate Woodford,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More