1 harvester that heads and threshes and cleans grain while moving across the field
2 a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service; "they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly" [syn: trust, corporate trust, cartel]
3 an occurrence that results in things being united [syn: combining]
1 put or add together; "combine resources" [syn: compound]
2 have or possess in combination; "she unites charm with a good business sense" [syn: unite]
3 combine so as to form a whole; mix; "compound the ingredients" [syn: compound]
4 add together from different sources; "combine resources"
5 join for a common purpose or in a common action; "These forces combined with others"
6 gather in a mass, sum, or whole [syn: aggregate]
7 mix together different elements; "The colors blend well" [syn: blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, merge]
Etymologycombiner, from Late combinare "to unite, yoke together," from Latin com-, "together" + bini "two by two"
- to bring (two or more
things or activities) together; to unite
- Combine the milk and the hot water in a large bowl.
- I'm combining business and pleasure on this trip.
- to have two or more things or properties that function together
- Joe combines the intelligence of a rock with the honesty of a politician.
bring (two or more things or activities) together
have two or more things or properties that function together
Concern, consortium, syndicate
A combine may be:
- A combine harvester, used in agriculture
- A combine car, a type of railway car
- A corporation, syndicate, or zaibatsu: all terms for vast, monopolistic commercial institutions
- The Combine, the system of oppression in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
- The act of forming a trade union
- The Combine, an alien regime from Half-Life 2
- The NFL Combine, a short training camp used by NFL team scouts
- A diplexer (sometimes called a combiner), a device that combines radio frequency outputs
- A type of artwork where objects are combined, invented by Robert Rauschenberg
Combine may also refer to a place:
combine in Dutch: Combine
combine in Russian: Комбайн
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