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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019 con•nect•ed /kəˈnɛktɪd/
USA pronunciation adj.
Place Namesjoined; associated; related: connected events. Place Namesrelated by birth or marriage, or having a relationship that helps one's career, etc.: to be well connected. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019 con•nect•ed
(kə nek ′tid), USA pronunciation adj.
united, joined, or linked.
having a connection.
joined together in sequence; linked coherently: connected ideas.
related by family ties.
having social or professional relationships, esp. with influential or powerful persons. Mathematicspertaining to a set for which no cover exists, consisting of two open sets whose intersections with the given set are disjoint and nonempty.
con•nect ′ed•ly, adv.
con•nect ′ed•ness, n. WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019 con•nect /kəˈnɛkt/
USA pronunciation v.
to (cause to) become linked together; join or unite: These two wires can't connect because they're the wrong length. [no object ] Connect these two wires carefully. [~ + object ]
to establish telephone communication with or for: Hold on please, I'm trying to connect you now. [~ + object ]
to link to an electrical or telephone system; hook up: I don't know when they'll come to connect your phones. [~ + object ]
to associate in the mind: A good doctor connects what the patient says with what she learns from the examination. [~ + object + with + object ]
(of trains, etc.) to run so as to make connections: These two buses don't connect; you'll have to walk a bit. [no object ] The train from Washington connects with the train to Pittsburgh in New York. [~ + with + object ]
Informal Terms Informal. to meet or establish communication; make contact: I'm sorry we didn't connect; maybe next time we will. [no object ] Sport to hit successfully or solidly: [no object ] The batter connected for a home run.
con•nect•i•bil•i•ty, con•nect•a•bil•i•ty /kəˌnɛktəˈbɪlɪti/ USA pronunciation n. [ [ uncountable ] ]
con•nect•i•ble, con•nect•a•ble, adj.
con•nec•tor, con•nect•er, n. [ [ countable ] ] See . -nec- WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019 con•nect
(kə nekt ′), USA pronunciation v.t.
to join, link, or fasten together; unite or bind: to connect the two cities by a bridge; Communication satellites connect the local stations into a network.
to establish communication between; put in communication: Operator, will you please connect me with Mr. Jones?
to have as an accompanying or associated feature: pleasures connected with music.
to cause to be associated, as in a personal or business relationship: to connect oneself with a group of like-minded persons; Our bank is connected with major foreign banks.
to associate mentally or emotionally: She connects all telegrams with bad news.
to link to an electrical or communications system; hook up: to connect a telephone. v.i.
to become connected; join or unite: These two parts connect at the sides.
(of trains, buses, etc.) to run so as to make connections (often fol. by with): This bus connects with a northbound bus.
Informal Termsto have or establish successful communication; make contact: I connected with two new clients today.
Informal Termsto relate to or be in harmony with another person, one's work, etc.: We knew each other well but never connected.
Slang Terms(of an addict or drug dealer) to make direct contact for the illegal sale or purchase of narcotics.
Sportto hit successfully or solidly: The batter connected for a home run. The boxer connected with a right. adj.
of or pertaining to a connection or connections: connect charges for a new cable television channel.
con•nect ′i•ble, con•nect ′a•ble, adj.
con•nect′i•bil ′i•ty, con•nect′a•bil ′i•ty, n.
Latin connectere, equivalent. to con- con- + nectere to tie; see nexus late Middle English 1400–50
1. See See corresponding entry in Unabridged join.
1. divide. See corresponding entry in Unabridged 4. dissociate. See corresponding entry in Unabridged
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
connect / kəˈnɛkt/ vb to link or be linked together; join; fasten ( transitive) to relate or associate: I connect him with my childhood ( transitive) to establish telephone communications with or between ( intransitive) to be meaningful or meaningfully related ( intransitive) (of two public vehicles, such as trains or buses) to have the arrival of one timed to occur just before the departure of the other, for the convenient transfer of passengers ( intransitive) informal to hit, punch, kick, etc, solidly Etymology: 17 th Century: from Latin connectere to bind together, from nectere to bind, tie conˈnectible, conˈnectable adj conˈnector, conˈnecter n
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