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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Join \Join\ (join), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Joined (joind); p. pr. & vb. n. Joining.] [OE. joinen, joignen, F. joindre, fr. L. jungere to yoke, bind together, join; akin to jugum yoke. See Yoke, and cf. Conjugal, Junction, Junta.] [1913 Webster] 1. To bring together, literally or figuratively; to place in contact; to connect; to couple; to unite; to combine; to associate; to add; to append. [1913 Webster] Woe unto them that join house to house. --Is. v. 8. [1913 Webster] Held up his left hand, which did flame and burn Like twenty torches joined. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Thy tuneful voice with numbers join. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To associate one's self to; to be or become connected with; to league one's self with; to unite with; as, to join a party; to join the church. [1913 Webster] We jointly now to join no other head. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To unite in marriage. [1913 Webster] He that joineth his virgin in matrimony. --Wyclif. [1913 Webster] What, therefore, God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. --Matt. xix. 6. [1913 Webster] 4. To enjoin upon; to command. [Obs. & R.] [1913 Webster] They join them penance, as they call it. --Tyndale. [1913 Webster] 5. To accept, or engage in, as a contest; as, to join encounter, battle, issue. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 6. To meet with and accompany; as, we joined them at the restaurant. [PJC] 7. To combine with (another person) in performing some activity; as, join me in welcoming our new president. [PJC] To join battle, To join issue. See under Battle, Issue. Syn: To add; annex; unite; connect; combine; consociate; couple; link; append. See Add. [1913 Webster]