- 1Bring together or into contact so that a real or notional link is established: the electrodes were connected to a recording device a modem connects computers over a telephone lineMore example sentences
- Some mobiles contain modems that can be connected to a laptop computer for internet access while you're on the road.
- The antenna on the customer's roof is connected through a wire to a modem connected to a home computer through a network card that can handle a fast stream of data.
- As the photographer took the pictures, the director watched them via the photographer's mobile phone, which was connected to his computer in New York.
- 1.1Join together so as to provide access and communication: all the buildings are connected by underground passages [no object]: the highway connects with major routes from all parts of the countryMore example sentences
- The word ‘bridge’ in this community's name comes from the corridors and bridges that connect the seven buildings.
- Padding from the bathroom, I opened the door that connected their two rooms, entering the den of the sleeping dragon.
- The two buildings will be connected by an underground rail link and the tubular passageways, one of which will be rebuilt to accommodate a moving walkway.
- 1.2Link to a power or water supply: your house is connected to the main cable TV networkMore example sentences
- They are less likely than the well-off to be connected to mains water supplies and pay on average 12 times more per litre.
- Barnsley Council says it did not plant the device, and mystery grew because it did not appear to have been connected to a power supply or transmitter.
- The water supply was to be connected to the city water mains.
- 1.3Put (someone) into contact by telephone: I was quickly connected to the policeMore example sentences
- Eventually we were connected to Her Majesty's press office.
- Also, when I dial 999 I am connected to Wakefield whose staff haven't a clue where I am or what I am talking about.
- She took out her cell phone and called information, and was soon connected to the power company, who put her on hold for 45 minutes.
- 1.4 [no object] (Of a train, bus, aircraft, etc.) be timed to arrive at its destination before another train, aircraft, etc., departs so that passengers can transfer from one to the other: the bus connects with trains from Union StationMore example sentences
- The local bus connects with the Galway bus in Tubbercurry and meets again on the return journey.
- This bus connects to not only Train 92 northbound, but also Train 97 southbound.
- At that point buses can connect to the rest of Richmond.
- 1.5Associate or relate in some respect: employees are rewarded with bonuses connected to their firm’s performance a variety of physical complaints connected with stressMore example sentences
- By the eighteenth century, masculine chastity was closely connected with one's respectability and membership among the middling sorts.
- I think the issue at hand is really the necessity for designers to understand and be aware of the associations our visuals are connected to.
- They've been married for fourteen years, and this trip is connected with some incident that occurred while they were dating.
- 1.6Think of as being linked or related: I didn’t connect the two incidents at the timeMore example sentences
- Studies have connected reduced calorie diet to longer life for 75 years, but genetics is now explaining it.
- We expected students to connect related concepts and label the links that represent the relationships between concepts precisely.
- I connected the ideas pretty quickly and once I explained the phenomenon to those around me, we all felt better.
- 1.7(Of a thing) provide or have a link or relationship with (someone or something): there was no evidence to connect Jeff with the theftMore example sentences
- Nonetheless, they provided the missing link that connected a flailing Wild West show tradition with the Western movie industry.
- This interestingly connects up with the mp3 debate currently raging in the comments below because in many ways the cost of producing a universe is that your characters become public property.
- I would agree with that and think it connects up with what you are asking, only with the proviso that it is not a sudden reinvention.
- 1.8 [no object] Form a relationship or feel an affinity: I taught in a reading program and I connected with kids individuallyMore example sentences
- He still had his Mom, Suzan, but he didn't connect with her like he connected with his Dad.
- Coming to the conference is a unique opportunity to meet and connect with other members of the photographic community.
- From the hub, flights to Manchester, England expand the commitment to Caribbean nationals wanting to connect with relatives in Europe.
- 1.9 [no object] • informal (Of a blow) hit the intended target: the blow connected and he felt a burst of painMore example sentences
- The heavy blow connected, catching her off guard.
- The blow did not connect of course, for the monk caught the fist with his hands almost reflexively, but it was not the end.
- When a blow connects which would have knocked him out were he not wearing his suit, he signals his surrender, and the fight is won.
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- But no official spokesperson was connectable for comment.
- By the time they've drawn a portrait in connectable dots, they might as well have named him!
- But it's easy to go too far - to make your company so transparent, so connectable, that you turn your entire business into an easily copied commodity.
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- At the core of the group is his frail, flat, comforting voice connectedly singing songs about living - what he would term ‘wonder’ - accompanied by a simply-strummed acoustic guitar.
- Thirdly, and connectedly, while the study does come up to the new millennium, the post-1970 chapters are inevitably affected by the Thirty Year Rule for official papers.
- Secondly, and connectedly, it is an attempt at absolute relinquishment of the vantage of a particular sector, class, dialect, jargon, idiolect or diction.
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- Without the moorings of social connectedness to political, religious institutions and neighbourhoods, we have no reality check on our own fears.
- And the second thing is maintaining social and intellectual connectedness.
- This is the price - and value - of accepting the social side of connectedness.
late Middle English (in the sense 'be united physically'; rare before the 18th century): from Latin connectere, from con- 'together' + nectere 'bind'.