AskDefine | Define combine

Dictionary Definition

combine

Noun

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]

Verb

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]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

combiner, from Late combinare "to unite, yoke together," from Latin com-, "together" + bini "two by two"

Pronunciation

  • Verb: , /kəmˈbaɪn/, /k@m"baIn/
  • Noun:
    • (UK): /ˈkɒmbaɪn/, /"kQmbaIn/
    • (US): , /ˈkɑmbaɪn/, /"kAmbaIn/
    • Rhymes with: -ɒmbaɪn

Verb

  1. 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.
  2. to have two or more things or properties that function together
    • Joe combines the intelligence of a rock with the honesty of a politician.

Translations

bring (two or more things or activities) together
  • Finnish: yhdistää, sekoittaa
  • French: combiner
  • German: kombinieren, verbinden
  • Hebrew: לערבב (le'arbev) (to combine actual things); לשלב (le'shalev) (to combine activities)
  • Italian: combinare
  • Telugu: కలుపు
have two or more things or properties that function together

Noun

  1. A short form for combine harvester.
    • We can't finish harvesting because our combine is stuck in the mud.
  2. A concern, consortium or syndicate.

Translations

Short form for combine harvester
Concern, consortium, syndicate

Extensive Definition

A combine may be:
Combine may also refer to a place:
combine in Dutch: Combine
combine in Russian: Комбайн

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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