Definition of united in US English:



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

    ‘women acting together in a united way’
    • ‘At this point the West appeared to be confronted with a united communist front covering most of the Eurasian land mass.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Joining in a united front against fascism is one thing, but being party to attacks on the working class is quite another.’
    • ‘This was a missed opportunity to show a united political front against the war and to broaden the appeal of the anti-war campaign.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I hope they, and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, join us in united action.’
    • ‘The united front that saved York City from extinction has achieved national recognition with a major footballing prize bestowed on the club.’
    • ‘Strictly speaking, the call for a united front is not quite new.’
    • ‘The concrete situation is in any case one where there are a number of different united fronts, each with its own distinct political constituencies.’
    • ‘The late 1930s was the era of the united front against war and fascism.’
    • ‘Thus, if the Republicans don't present something like a united front, this nomination could be stopped.’
    • ‘Everyone seemed to get along, worked together, and presented a united front, so where was the war?’
    • ‘But, more crucially, he was also able to present a united political front.’
    • ‘We can make it better by a united front in the coming year.’
    • ‘The first step has to be the main parties working together to present a united front against racism, xenophobia and the politics of disunity.’
    • ‘This was probably not the wisest move, as it's important to be something of a united front in situations like this.’
    • ‘We have to build a united front of all the diverse social movements and march together on May Day.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Also, companies have to build a united front, to work together among themselves and with the authorities.’
    • ‘He is credited with building a united Muslim front and carving a kingdom for himself before embarking on fighting the Franks.’
    unified, integrated, consolidated, amalgamated, joined, merged, banded together
    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
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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.’
      • ‘Ronaldo tries to go round Gary Neville, but the United defender gets his foot in.’
      • ‘Over the years, teams such as Manchester United and Brazil have done it again and again.’
      • ‘Recently, I took Aaryn to Old Trafford for his first United game, which he loved.’
      • ‘This was the day of United's Champions League semi-final against Bayer Leverkusen.’