Meaning of “together” in the English Dictionary

"together" in British English

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uk /təˈɡeð.ər/ us /təˈɡeð.ɚ/

together adverb (WITH EACH OTHER)

A1 with each other:

We used to go to yoga together.
We worked together on a project a couple of years back.
Could you add these numbers together for me?
You mix all the dry ingredients together before you add the milk.
I like both flavours separately but I don't like them together.
You could stick that back together (= join the separate parts to each other) with some glue.
She said, "Never trust a man whose eyes are so close together!"
The waiter asked if we were all together, so I explained that we were two separate parties.
We should get together (= meet each other socially) some time and have a drink.
See also

If two people are described as together, they have a close romantic and often sexual relationship with each other:

Mira and Ellis have been together now for almost five years.
get (it) together informal

If two people get together or get it together, they start a sexual relationship with each other:

We'd seen each other a few times as part of a group, but we didn't really get it together till Rachel's party.

More examples

  • I cherish the memories of the time we spent together.
  • When you've finished your work sheets, clip them together and hand them in to me.
  • It was when we started living together that we found we just weren't compatible.
  • If you two don't talk out the differences between you, it'll be very difficult for you to continue working together.
  • The bride and groom walked down the aisle together.

together adverb (AT THE SAME TIME)

B1 at the same time:

The packages were sent separately, but they all came together.
We can deal with the next two items on the list together.

More examples

  • Whenever their team scored a goal, they leaped up and down clanking their beer cans together.
  • We stood up together.

together adverb (COMBINED)

B2 combined:

Together they must earn over $300,000 a year.
She's got more sense than the rest of you put together.

More examples

  • The population of the US is bigger than that of Britain, France and Germany put together.
  • The stables and other outbuildings were sold together with the main house.
  • The skirt and jacket looked a bit odd together.
  • Unemployment and inner city decay are inseparable issues which must be tackled together.
  • In their heyday, they sold as many records as all the other groups in the country put together.

together adverb (IN ONE PLACE)

B2 in one place:

I'll just gather my stuff together, and then we can go.

More examples

  • The monkeys bunched together in the corner of their cage.
  • We huddled together on the cliff ledge, waiting for rescue.
  • We pushed all the furniture together in the middle of the room, so that we could paint the walls.
  • Doctors inserted a metal pin in his leg to hold the bones together.
  • We all grouped together round the bride for a family photograph.

together adverb (AND ALSO)

together with

More examples

  • Together with my birthday money, I have £250.
  • Together with the postage, the cost will be nearly £20.
  • I gave him steak together with a good bottle of wine.

B2 mainly UK in addition to; and also:

The money that I owe you for the phone together with the rent equals £300.
That bottle of champagne together with those chocolates will make a nice present.


uk /təˈɡeð.ər/ us /təˈɡeð.ɚ/ informal approving

organized, confident of your abilities, and able to use them to achieve what you want:

For a sixteen-year-old, he seems pretty together.
get it together

to get something organized:

We were going to go skiing over Christmas but we never got it together.

More examples

  • I haven't been very together since my mother died.
  • We weren't very together about arranging the food.

(Definition of “together” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)