merger Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “merger” - English Dictionary

"merger" in American English

See all translations

mergernoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɜr·dʒər/
the combining of two or more companies or organizations into one
(Definition of merger from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"merger" in British English

See all translations

mergernoun [C]

uk   /ˈmɜː.dʒər/  us   /ˈmɝː.dʒɚ/
C2 an occasion when two or more companies join together to make one larger company: She's an attorney who advises companies about mergers and takeovers. The merger of these two companies would create the world's biggest accounting firm.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of merger from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"merger" in Business English

See all translations

mergernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmɜːdʒər/ FINANCE, LAW
a situation when two or more companies, organizations, departments, etc. join together: The boards finally approved the merger between the two energy groups.merger of two companies, etc. The proposed merger of the two fund managers will create a new group with £200 billion of assets under management. The CEO thought a friendly merger would revitalize the company.plan/propose/seek a merger There was speculation that Glaxo was planning a merger with New York-based Pfizer.agree/approve a merger Shareholders voted to approve the merger last week.block/oppose a merger The finance minister blocked the merger in June.merger agreement/deal/plan The bank said it would press ahead with the merger plan. merger negotiations/talks The group's share price fell sharply following the collapse of merger talks. a failed/successful/unsuccessful merger
(Definition of merger from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of merger?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
by ,
May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

Read More 

Word of the Day

parasol

a type of sunshade (= round frame covered in cloth on a stick) carried especially by women in the past, to give protection from the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More