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Meaning of combine by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From combine, referring to the merger and purchase of various underground railway, tram and bus companies in London, combining them into one organisation. Originally applied to Underground Electric Railways of London Company Ltd, since used for successor organisations .


    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈkɒm.baɪn/, SAMPA: /"kQm.baIn/

    Proper noun


    1. ( colloquial ) London Underground

Explanation of combine by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. put or add together

    2. combine resources
    3. mix together different elements

    4. gather in a mass, sum, or whole

    5. combine so as to form a whole

    6. add together from different sources

    7. combine resources
    8. join for a common purpose or in a common action

    9. These forces combined with others
    10. have or possess in combination

    1. harvester that heads and threshes and cleans grain while moving across the field

    2. an occurrence that results in things being united

    3. a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service

    Definition of combine by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Combine ( kŏmbīn ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Combined ( kŏmbīnd ); p. pr. & vb. n. Combining.] [LL. combinare, combinatum; L. com- + binus, pl. bini, two and two, double: cf. F. combiner. See Binary.]
      1. To unite or join; to link closely together; to bring into harmonious union; to cause or unite so as to form a homogeneous substance, as by chemical union.

      So fitly them in pairs thou hast combined. Milton.

      Friendship is the cement which really combines mankind. Dr. H. More.

      And all combined, save what thou must combine

      By holy marriage. Shak.

      Earthly sounds, though sweet and well combined. Cowper.

      2. To bind; to hold by a moral tie. [Obs.]

      I am combined by a sacred vow. Shak.

    2. Combine, v. i.
      1. To form a union; to agree; to coalesce; to confederate.

      You with your foes combine,

      And seem your own destruction to design Dryden.

      So sweet did harp and voice combine. Sir W. Scott.

      2. To unite by affinity or natural attraction; as, “two substances, which will not combine of themselves, may be made to combine by the intervention of a third”.

      3. ( Card Playing ) In the game of casino, to play a card which will take two or more cards whose aggregate number of pips equals those of the card played.

      Combining weight ( Chem. ), that proportional weight, usually referred to hydrogen as a standard, and for each element fixed and exact, by which an element unites with another to form a distinct compound. The combining weights either are identical with, or are multiples or submultiples of, the atomic weight. See Atomic weight, under Atomic, a.