Definition of united in English:



  • 1Joined together politically, for a common purpose, or by common feelings.

    ‘women acting together in a united way’
    • ‘This was a missed opportunity to show a united political front against the war and to broaden the appeal of the anti-war campaign.’
    • ‘Also, companies have to build a united front, to work together among themselves and with the authorities.’
    • ‘Everyone seemed to get along, worked together, and presented a united front, so where was the war?’
    • ‘He is now calling for a united front between the agency and industry to squeeze out illegal operators and to support the existing tyre recovery system.’
    • ‘But, more crucially, he was also able to present a united political front.’
    • ‘I hope they, and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, join us in united action.’
    • ‘The couple arrived at court together in a united front after vowing they will come through the ordeal and will put it all behind them.’
    • ‘The first step has to be the main parties working together to present a united front against racism, xenophobia and the politics of disunity.’
    • ‘The late 1930s was the era of the united front against war and fascism.’
    • ‘At this point the West appeared to be confronted with a united communist front covering most of the Eurasian land mass.’
    • ‘Thus, if the Republicans don't present something like a united front, this nomination could be stopped.’
    • ‘He is credited with building a united Muslim front and carving a kingdom for himself before embarking on fighting the Franks.’
    • ‘When you add this to the current Board of Trade efforts, it's clear that there is a real united front in this city demanding transit investment.’
    • ‘Strictly speaking, the call for a united front is not quite new.’
    • ‘This was probably not the wisest move, as it's important to be something of a united front in situations like this.’
    • ‘We can make it better by a united front in the coming year.’
    • ‘We have to build a united front of all the diverse social movements and march together on May Day.’
    • ‘The concrete situation is in any case one where there are a number of different united fronts, each with its own distinct political constituencies.’
    • ‘Joining in a united front against fascism is one thing, but being party to attacks on the working class is quite another.’
    • ‘The united front that saved York City from extinction has achieved national recognition with a major footballing prize bestowed on the club.’
    common, shared, joint, combined, corporate, mutual, communal, allied, cooperative, collective, collaborative, aggregate, undivided, solid, consistent, concerted, pooled, cross-party
    in agreement, agreed, in unison, of the same opinion, of the same mind, of like mind, like-minded, at one, as one, in accord, in concord, unanimous, in sympathy, in rapport, in harmony, in unity, shoulder to shoulder
    unified, integrated, consolidated, amalgamated, joined, merged, banded together
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    1. 1.1British Used in names of soccer and other sports teams formed by amalgamation.
      ‘Oxford United’
      • ‘It was nice to see the United fans applauding Real off the pitch at the end.’
      • ‘This was the day of United's Champions League semi-final against Bayer Leverkusen.’
      • ‘Recently, I took Aaryn to Old Trafford for his first United game, which he loved.’
      • ‘Over the years, teams such as Manchester United and Brazil have done it again and again.’
      • ‘Ronaldo tries to go round Gary Neville, but the United defender gets his foot in.’