Definition of together in English:

together

adverb

  • 1With or in proximity to another person or people.

    ‘together they climbed the dark stairs’
    ‘they stood together in the kitchen’
    • ‘You find them out on the course following their favourites, or huddled together on the rain-trap stands.’
    • ‘There we stood huddled together amid a jeering crowd in a remote bus station.’
    • ‘They walked over to the baggage claim together and stood waiting for their luggage.’
    • ‘A group of schoolgirls wearing CND badges stood together in the square waiting for the action to begin.’
    • ‘There is something about the way they stand together and watch each other.’
    • ‘They stood on the steps together in familiar surroundings underneath the railway arches.’
    • ‘They stood there together for a good few minutes before he finally let go.’
    • ‘She switches on the light and they stand clustered together in the doorway for a moment.’
    • ‘They shared a quiet moment together before Tara stood up and turned to Rob.’
    • ‘We all gathered together and stood near the door of the back yard.’
    • ‘It turned out they were just two South Africans who happened to be standing in the queue together.’
    • ‘It is not allowed for more than three to stand together, otherwise it is regarded as an illicit meeting.’
    • ‘Almost two thousand years ago, a small group of believers met together and took a stand.’
    • ‘We stand together on the thick, featureless snow that blankets the ice covering the water.’
    • ‘The only reason he shot the supervisor was because he saw two policemen standing together talking.’
    • ‘At the first sign of trouble, all householders came out of their homes and stood together to confront the yobs.’
    • ‘We can't stand to be squished together as if we were in the back seat of a tiny car or living in England.’
    • ‘They stood together on the edge of the platform and looked out on the green summer day.’
    • ‘The two of them stood together at a news conference and said there was no case.’
    • ‘We stood together in our coffee break spot by the kitchen door, regarding him, thoughtfully.’
    with each other, in conjunction, jointly, conjointly, in cooperation, cooperatively, in collaboration, in partnership, in combination, as one, in unison, in concert, concertedly, with one accord, in league, in alliance, in collusion, side by side, hand in hand, hand in glove, shoulder to shoulder, cheek by jowl
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    1. 1.1 So as to touch or combine.
      ‘she held her hands together as if she were praying’
      ‘pieces of wood nailed together’
      • ‘Combine everything together in a bowl and form into about 16 little balls.’
      • ‘When all ingredients have been mixed together, shape it into small cones and allow to dry.’
      • ‘They touched hands together to make a triangle and the winds began to blow harder.’
      • ‘He knelt down with his palms together and touched the feet of the statue with his forehead.’
      • ‘Mix together sugar and ground almonds, and add enough beaten egg to give a soft consistency.’
      • ‘He placed the palms of his hands together and touched his forehead with his thumbs.’
      • ‘Mix together the pork mince, rice, herbs and paprika in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.’
      • ‘Add the sauce, Parmesan cheese and tear the basil over the top and combine together.’
      • ‘To remove mildew stains from Venetian blinds, mix together some fine emery powder and linseed oil.’
      • ‘Add the rice and mix together well, until all of the grains are coated.’
      • ‘Chop the mint for the dressing, and mix together the yogurt with water and lemon, and the mint.’
      • ‘When you have all your wood cut and nailed together, use a level to make sure everything is even.’
      • ‘Add remaining chicken slices to salad ingredients and toss together to combine.’
      • ‘In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, salt and pepper together until combined.’
      • ‘In a small bowl, combine together the grated beetroot, orange zest, vodka and dill, then press all over the salmon.’
      • ‘Mix together the flour and bicarbonate of soda then beat into the spicy butter mixture, adding enough milk to make a smooth dough.’
      • ‘He clapped his hands together and stood, looking out into space from the large window in his office.’
      • ‘Mix together the soy, sugar, a tablespoon of oil and half a tablespoon of fish sauce, then pour over the beef, coating well.’
      • ‘This dressing is simply made by combining all ingredients together until sugar is dissolved.’
      • ‘Place yoghurt in a bowl, add cucumber, mint, honey and salt and mix together.’
    2. 1.2 In combination; collectively.
      ‘taken together, these measures would significantly improve people's chances of surviving a tornado’
      • ‘These can then be yoked together in exotic combinations, rather like accumulator bets.’
      • ‘A new combination of technologies has been put together to create the refinery.’
      • ‘It's part of a special package of measures being put together by transport chiefs for Christmas and New Year.’
      • ‘His films tend to have similar concerns and stand together as a body of work.’
      • ‘Now scientists are putting together information on how the species may have disappeared.’
      • ‘Attacks can be triggered by many factors, often a combination which can be tolerated individually but not together.’
      • ‘So now you have a combination of things coming together, flooding and the mix of pollutants.’
      • ‘Somehow this combination goes together to create something which can pass as cool.’
      • ‘When you put it all together with the hard work mentioned you have a fine production.’
      • ‘The jacket and shoes also look great together, combined with a T-shirt and a pair of chinos or cargoes.’
      • ‘These are designed to work together in any combination in almost any room in the house.’
      • ‘Tests were performed both for every pair of species and for all five species together.’
      • ‘There is nowhere else in the world where so many species of palms can be seen growing together in one place.’
      • ‘When you couple all this together then you can see how this Stradbally team will be so hard to beat.’
      • ‘The measures have been put together by a consortium of local authorities north and south of the river.’
      • ‘All these fairytales came together - like a combination of fantasy and fear.’
      • ‘So winning the championship, it's a case of putting all of those things together.’
      • ‘There are six species of spider monkey, which together form the genera Ateles.’
      • ‘The key to success in the game is in finding a combination of skills that work well together.’
  • 2Into companionship or close association.

    ‘the experience has brought us together’
    • ‘He believed that making the team live in a forest to bring them closer together would get them through.’
    • ‘She said the tragedy had brought the tight-knit community even closer together.’
    • ‘We were always close, but this has brought us even closer together.’
    • ‘Europeans should stick closer together, one way or the other.’
    • ‘Since the June summit, the two Koreas have seemed to be moving closer together.’
    • ‘But my wife Elaine has been fantastic and I suppose the only good thing is that it has brought us closer together.’
    • ‘These schemes of working closer together are imposed from above, and are not what many grass-roots people want.’
    • ‘By touring the work, has that brought some of the film-makers closer together?’
    • ‘I have read of families who grew closer together when something like this happened but we all grieved in our own separate ways.’
    • ‘He says the tragedy will only serve to bring the two populations closer together.’
    • ‘One said that he had a desire to try to bring the Muslim and Christian worlds closer together.’
    • ‘What brought France and America so close together at the time was their mutual struggle against Great Britain.’
    • ‘In March, we heard how Bob and Sue were brought even closer together as they tackled cancer head on.’
    • ‘You brought everyone closer together, something we haven't been able to accomplish ourselves.’
    • ‘Instead of demoralizing a people, you have brought them closer together.’
    • ‘Their lives run parallel through much of the book until circumstances draw them closer together.’
    • ‘Globalization means that the disparate parts of the world are coming closer together.’
    • ‘So far as I can see, the old classes, working, middle and upper, are drawing ever closer together culturally.’
    • ‘Globalisation in its classic sense means the historical process by which the world moves ever closer together.’
    • ‘He was married to the Spanish Infanta - thus bringing both houses of the Habsburgs even closer together.’
    1. 2.1 (of two people) married or in a sexual relationship with each other.
      ‘they split up after ten years together’
      • ‘His grandmother also claimed the couple would get back together.’
      • ‘The couple have been together for more than five years and plan to wed either this summer or at Christmas.’
      • ‘I met her at college when I was 17, and we were together for a couple of years.’
      • ‘Sometimes that change becomes so substantial that the couple can't stay together.’
      • ‘The couple have been together for six years and there's a warmth, connection and humour between them.’
      • ‘The couple had been together three years before they got engaged last September.’
      • ‘Even had the boy and girl got it together I think it is statistically unlikely that the couple would be together in five years.’
      • ‘The couple stayed together for eight months until the summer break arrived.’
      • ‘The couple had been together for five years and each had two grown-up children from previous relationships.’
      • ‘We have Elizabeth and David, a couple who have been together for 20 turbulent years.’
      • ‘Wakes, defending, said the couple had been together for three years.’
      • ‘In spite of the attack, the couple are still together and have now been allowed to live under the same roof.’
      • ‘The couple who have been together for 13 months, were distraught and confused as it seemed no one could help them.’
      • ‘My boyfriend is a wonderful person, and we've been together for a couple of years now.’
      • ‘After eight years together, the couple had recently been talking about getting married.’
      • ‘People I have spoken to about this always got married intending to stay together for the long haul.’
      • ‘The couple had been together 10 years and had five children, aged between seven and 14.’
      • ‘The couple have been together seven years and married in October last year after patching up their differences.’
      • ‘Relatives and friends will always try to persuade the quarreling couple to remain together.’
      • ‘Anyway, two weeks ago the couple got back together and were spotted out shopping in London.’
    2. 2.2 So as to be united or in agreement.
      ‘he won the confidence of the government and the rebels, but could not bring the two sides together’
      • ‘This conflict has lasted at least 50 years and in that time, in a strange way, the sides have grown together.’
      • ‘Both sides should come together, give a little on each way for the good of all of us.’
      • ‘You have not done the cajoling and nudging that might push these two sides together.’
      • ‘It is time for the voices on all sides to come together and realise that this peace is just too precious to give away.’
  • 3At the same time.

    ‘they both spoke together’
    • ‘We chuckled together as she stood and reached up to the top shelf of a grand bookcase in the corner.’
    • ‘Each wave was timed to touch down together and they were arranged so that a military unit was landed in the correct tactical order.’
    • ‘But how would you make the 16 rolls of paper turn at the same instant and continue together?’
    simultaneously, at the same time, at the same instant, at the same moment, all together, as a group, at once, at one and the same time, at one time, concurrently, concomitantly, alongside each other, in unison, in concert, in chorus
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  • 4Without interruption; continuously.

    ‘she sits for hours together in the lotus position’
    • ‘In both these districts, the cord is sometimes not cut for hours together.’
    • ‘He had the enormous concentration level to sit for hours together to bring out a drawing.’
    • ‘We used to sit for hours together when we were fifteen listening again and again to his two Billie Holiday records.’
    • ‘The same peony can be topped up with water and cups of tea brewed for hours together.’
    • ‘Speakers go about their oratory for hours together earning the wrath of the listeners.’
    • ‘He can be seen lost in this posture for hours together, a picture of concentration.’
    in succession, in a row, at a time, successively, consecutively, running, straight, on end, one after the other, continuously, without a break, without interruption
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adjective

informal
  • Self-confident, level-headed, or well organized.

    ‘she seems a very together young woman’
    • ‘Frank is a very tough, very intelligent, very together guy.’
    • ‘And you've always struck me as a very together sort of person.’
    • ‘Elaine is a very together businesswoman and she's made a career for herself finding jobs for celebrities.’
    level-headed, well balanced, well adjusted, balanced, sensible, practical, realistic, with one's feet on the ground, prudent, circumspect, pragmatic, wise, reasonable, rational, mature, stable, sane, even-tempered, commonsensical, full of common sense, judicious, sound, sober, businesslike, reliable, dependable
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Phrases

  • together with

    • As well as; along with.

      ‘their meal arrived, together with a carafe of red wine’
      • ‘One of the older girls had made tea, and now she brought this in, together with the rich fruit cake on a plate.’
      • ‘Ms Rowe said parishioners took along a variety of dogs together with cats and a few pet rabbits.’
      • ‘Every pupil took their turn at ringing the bell, together with staff and old friends of the school.’
      • ‘They arrived as expected together with a portion of chips and a salad garnish.’
      • ‘A balanced diet together with a gentle daily or weekly exercise regime can work miracles.’
      • ‘This Bill, together with the Act, will mark a fundamental reform of land law in Scotland.’
      • ‘They were then composted together with other green waste at the council's compost site.’
      • ‘Then, when proofs come in, she circulates this document, together with the new pdf.’
      • ‘It will be an occasion when his composure, together with that of his captain, comes into its own.’
      • ‘The prestigious location together with the guaranteed rental income clinched it.’
      together with, in addition to, along with, besides, plus, and, coupled with, with, over and above, on top of, over and beyond, not to mention, to say nothing of, let alone
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Origin

Old English tōgædere, based on the preposition to + a West Germanic word related to gather. The adjective dates from the 1960s.

Pronunciation

together

/təˈɡɛðər//təˈɡeT͟Hər/