merge Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “merge” in the English Dictionary

"merge" in British English

See all translations

mergeverb

uk   /mɜːdʒ/  us   /mɝːdʒ/
C2 [I or T] to ​combine or ​join together, or to ​cause things to do this: They ​decided to merge the two ​companies into one. The country's two ​biggestbanks are ​planning to merge. After a while the ​narrowtrail merges with a ​widerpath. [I] US (UK filter in) to ​join a ​line of ​movingtraffic without ​causing other ​vehicles to ​slow down
More examples
(Definition of merge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"merge" in American English

See all translations

mergeverb [I/T]

 us   /mɜrdʒ/
to ​combine or ​join together: [I] Route 9A ​splits off from Route 9, but they merge after 5 more ​miles.
(Definition of merge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"merge" in Business English

See all translations

mergeverb [I or T]

uk   us   /mɜːdʒ/
to ​join together, or to be ​joined together, to make a larger ​company, ​organization, ​department, etc.: The two ​banks denied ​rumours that they ​aim to merge. The ​cablecompany announced ​plans to merge its ​advertising and ​salesoperations.merge (sth) with/into sth The ​firm became the world's largest ​supplier of ​onlinesecuritysoftware when it merged with its ​rival in a £35m ​deal.merged business/company/entity In one ​year, the newly merged ​companysaved more than $100 million in ​costs.
See also
(Definition of merge from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of merge?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
public school

in England, an expensive type of private school (= school paid for by parents not by the government)

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by ,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some are new to our

Read More 

hyperpalatable adjective
hyperpalatable adjective
August 24, 2015
describes food with heightened levels of sugar and salt, intended to be extremely appealing In Brazil, where the prevalence of overweight and obese adults has doubled since 1980, crisps, biscuits, energy bars and sugary drinks formulated to be ‘hyper-palatable’ are much more widely eaten than previously.

Read More