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/ˈyo͞onyən/,
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unions, plural;
  1. The action or fact of joining or being joined, esp. in a political context
    • - he was opposed to closer political or economic union with Europe
    • - a currency union between the two countries
  2. A state of harmony or agreement
    • - they live in perfect union
  3. A marriage
    • - their union had not been blessed with children
  4. An organized association of workers formed to protect and further their rights and interests; a labor union
    • - the National Farmers' Union
  5. A club, society, or association formed by people with a common interest or purpose
    • - members of the Students' Union
  6. A number of parishes consolidated for the purposes of administering the Poor Laws

  7. A workhouse set up by such a group of parishes

  8. An association of independent churches for purposes of cooperation

  9. A political unit consisting of a number of states or provinces with the same central government, in particular

  10. The US, esp. from its founding by the original thirteen states in 1787–90 to the secession of the Confederate states in 1860–61

  11. The northern states of the US that opposed the seceding Confederate states in the Civil War

  12. A building at a college or university used by students for recreation and other nonacademic activities

  13. The set that comprises all the elements (and no others) contained in any of two or more given sets

  14. The operation of forming such a set

  15. A pipe coupling

  16. A part of a flag with an emblem symbolizing national union, typically occupying the upper corner next to the staff

  17. A fabric made of two or more different yarns, typically cotton and linen or silk


  1. an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer; "you have to join the union in order to get a job"
  2. being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War; "Union soldiers"; "Federal forces"; "a Federal infantryman"
  3. of trade unions; "the union movement"; "union negotiations"; "a union-shop clause in the contract"
  4. coupling: the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"
  5. the state of being joined or united or linked; "there is strength in union"
  6. marriage: the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce); "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union"
  7. The UNION of European Practitioners in Intellectual Property, UNION or UEPIP, is a European association of practitioners in the field of intellectual property. It was founded in 1961 under the name was "UNION of European Patent Attorneys".
  8. The Union automobile was based on Lambert's "horseless carriage" gasoline buggy. It had four wheels instead of his 1891 three wheeled version. The automobile was made by the Union Automobile Company from 1902 through 1905. There were about three hundred Union automobiles made all total. ...
  9. UNION is a rock group formed in 1997 featuring lead vocalist and guitarist John Corabi (ex-Mötley Crüe), guitarist Bruce Kulick (ex-Kiss), bassist James Hunting, and drummer Brent Fitz.
  10. Monkey Business is the 4th album by the Black Eyed Peas in their major crossover from hip-hop and soul to more funk and dance music, released in various countries in late May to early June 2005 (see 2005 in music).
  11. Union is a four-issue Star Wars comic miniseries written by Michael A. Stackpole. It takes place about 20 years after the events of , and chronicles the dangers and trials leading up to Luke Skywalker's wedding to Mara Jade.
  12. Union is a fictional character in the Wildstorm universe.
  13. The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one, or the state of being united or joined; junction; coalition; combination; That which is united, or made one; something formed by a combination or coalition of parts or members; a confederation; a consolidated body; a league; A joint or ...
  14. (UNIONS) The first miners' strike began on August 24, 1896 when 180 workers struck for 12¢ an hour instead of the 10¢ an hour they were being paid. The manager promised that if they went back to work, he would bring their grievances to the attention of the company. ...
  15. (UNIONS) AEA (‘Equity’) SAG, BAE, CAE , AFTRA, ATA, BAE, AMPTP
  16. (Unions) Fair Work 'hurting productivity'
  17. (Unions) Lapdogs of the Democrats, used to evoke sympathy, solidarity with the “common people”, when sympathy and solidarity don’t work, they are dispatched to bust heads and intimidate citizens. see example here.
  18. (Unions) Municipal governments have a major responsibility in the area of collective bargaining, because most municipal employees are organized. Major bargaining units include white collar and technical employees, skilled and unskilled labour, police, fire and transit workers.
  19. (Unions) There are two major teachers unions in the U.S.. The National Education Association has 2.2 million members and the American Federation of Teachers has 900,000 members.
  20. (Unions) groups of parishes authorised to build workhouses by the Poor Law Commissioners.
  21. (unions) (p. 362) Employee organizations that have the main goal of representing members in employee–management bargaining over job-related issues.
  22. A plumbing fitting that joins pipes end-to-end so they can be dismantled.
  23. Three piece fitting that joins two sections of pipe, but allows them to be disconnected without cutting the pipe. Used primarily with steel pipe; never in a DWV system.
  24. When people or governments join for a common reason or purpose. Confederation was a union of British colonies that believed that they would be stronger together than apart.
  25. A form of pipe fitting where two extension pipes are joined at a separable coupling.