1. An organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer (synset 108249977)
    "you have to join the union in order to get a job"
  2. The United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War) (synset 109074770)
    "he has visited every state in the Union"; "Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union"; "the North's superior resources turned the scale"
  3. The act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes (synset 100848970)
    "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring"
  4. The state of being joined or united or linked (synset 114441799)
    "there is strength in union"
  5. The state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce) (synset 113987306)
    "a long and happy marriage"; "God bless this union"
  6. Healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones (synset 113592568)
  7. A political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations (synset 108321825)
    "the Soviet Union"
  8. A set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets (synset 108015154)
    "let C be the union of the sets A and B"
  9. The occurrence of a uniting of separate parts (synset 107387877)
    "lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"
  10. A device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner) (synset 104517110)
  11. The act of making or becoming a single unit (synset 100382488)
    "the union of opposing factions"; "he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays"
  1. Being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War (synset 301610796)
    "Union soldiers"; "Federal forces"; "a Federal infantryman"
  2. Of trade unions (synset 302483666)
    "the union movement"; "union negotiations"; "a union-shop clause in the contract"

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