Meaning of “united” in the English Dictionary

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"united" in British English

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unitedadjective

uk /juːˈnaɪ.tɪd/ us /juːˈnaɪ.t̬ɪd/

B2 joined together as a group:

Factions previously at war with one another are now united against the common enemy.
The whole town was united in grief.
It was the first film festival to take place in a united Germany.
See also

B2 If people are united, they all agree about something:

On that issue, we're united.
a united front

an appearance of agreement:

The party's main failing has been their inability to present a united front to the people.

More examples

  • There's a lot of resistance to the idea of a united Europe.
  • Helmut Kohl became the first Chancellor of a united Germany in 1990.
  • We all worked extra hours in a united effort to get the project finished on time.
  • The two nations are united against a common enemy.
  • Local villagers are united in their opposition to the building plans.

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