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1. union  (noun) 
the act of making or becoming a single unit; "the union of opposing factions"; "he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays"

  Also known as: unification, uniting, conjugation, jointure


  More Specific:
coalescence / coalescency / coalition / concretion / conglutination - the union of diverse things into one body or form or group
reunion / reunification - the act of coming together again
tribalization / tribalisation - the act of making tribal
umbrella - having the function of uniting a group of similar things


  More Generic:
    combination     combining     compounding


  Opposite of:
    disunion


2. union  (noun) 
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"



  More Specific:
assortative mating - mating of individuals having more traits in common than likely in random mating
disassortative mating - mating of individuals having traits more dissimilar than likely in random mating
hybridization / hybridisation / crossbreeding / crossing / cross / interbreeding / hybridizing - (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
inbreeding - the act of mating closely related individuals
servicing / service - the act of mating by male animals


  More Generic:
    sexual activity     sexual practice     sex     sex activity


3. union  (noun) 
a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner)



  More Generic:
    device


4. union  (noun) 
the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts; "lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"



  More Specific:
amphimixis - union of sperm and egg in sexual reproduction
fusion / merger / unification - an occurrence that involves the production of a union
combining / combine - an occurrence that results in things being united


  More Generic:
    happening     occurrence     natural event


5. union  (noun) 
a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets; "let C be the union of the sets A and B"

  Also known as: sum, join


  More Specific:
direct sum - a union of two disjoint sets in which every element is the sum of an element from each of the disjoint sets


  More Generic:
    set


6. union  (noun) 
an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer; "you have to join the union in order to get a job"



  More Specific:
industrial union / vertical union - a labor union that admits all workers in a given industry irrespective of their craft
craft union - a labor union whose membership is restricted to workers in a particular craft
company union - a union of workers for a single company
Industrial Workers of the World / IWW / I.W.W. - a former international labor union and radical labor movement in the United States


  Part Meronym:
    labor movement     trade union movement     labor


  More Generic:
    organization     organisation


7. union  (noun) 
a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations; "the Soviet Union"



  More Specific:
confederation / confederacy / federation - a union of political organizations
enosis - the union of Greece and Cyprus (which is the goal of a group of Greek Cypriots)
league - an association of states or organizations or individuals for common action
customs union - an association of nations to promote free trade within the union and set common tariffs for nations that are not members


  More Generic:
    political unit


8. Union  (noun) 
the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War); "he has visited every state in the Union"; "Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union"; "the North''s superior resources turned the scale"

  Also known as: North


  Category:
    United States / United States of America / America / US / U.S. / USA / U.S.A.

  Adjective(s):
    northern
  More Generic:
    United States     United States of America     America     US     U.S.     USA     U.S.A.


9. union  (noun) 
healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones

  Also known as: conglutination


  More Generic:
    healing


10. union  (noun) 
the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce); "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union"



  Category:
    law / jurisprudence

  More Specific:
bigamy - having two spouses at the same time
common-law marriage - a marriage relationship created by agreement and cohabitation rather than by ceremony
endogamy / intermarriage / inmarriage - marriage within one''s own tribe or group as required by custom or law
exogamy / intermarriage - marriage to a person belonging to a tribe or group other than your own as required by custom or law
marriage of convenience - a marriage for expediency rather than love
misalliance - an unsuitable alliance (especially with regard to marriage)
monandry - having only one husband at a time
monogamy / monogamousness - having only one spouse at a time
open marriage - a marriage in which each partner is free to enter into extraneous sexual relationships without guilt or jealousy from the other
polygamy - having more than one spouse at a time
sigeh - a Shiite tradition of temporary marriage permitted in Iran that allows a couple to specify the terms of their relationship


  More Generic:
    marital status


11. union  (noun) 
the state of being joined or united or linked; "there is strength in union"

  Also known as: unification


  More Specific:
coalition / fusion - the state of being combined into one body
connection / link / connectedness - the state of being connected
junction / conjunction / conjugation / colligation - the state of being joined together
association - the state of being connected together as in memory or imagination
marriage - a close and intimate union
syncretism - the union (or attempted fusion) of different systems of thought or belief (especially in religion or philosophy)


  More Generic:
    state


  Opposite of:
    separation


12. Union  (s) 
being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the Civil War; "Union soldiers"; "Federal forces"; "a Federal infantryman"

  Also known as: Federal


  Similar:
    northern


13. union  (adj) 
of trade unions; "the union movement"; "union negotiations"; "a union-shop clause in the contract"



  Similar:
    closed(a)     organized     organised     unionized     unionised


  Opposite of:
    nonunion


 

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