Definition of together in English:

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Pronunciation: /təˈɡeT͟Hər/


1With or in proximity to another person or people: together they climbed the dark stairs they stood together in the kitchen
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  • We stood together in our coffee break spot by the kitchen door, regarding him, thoughtfully.
  • The two of them stood together at a news conference and said there was no case.
  • Almost two thousand years ago, a small group of believers met together and took a stand.
with each other, in conjunction, jointly, in cooperation, in collaboration, in partnership, in combination, in league, in tandem, side by side, hand in hand, shoulder to shoulder, cheek by jowl;
in collusion, hand in glove
informal in cahoots
1.1So as to touch or combine: she held her hands together as if she were praying pieces of wood nailed together
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  • When you have all your wood cut and nailed together, use a level to make sure everything is even.
  • In a small bowl, combine together the grated beetroot, orange zest, vodka and dill, then press all over the salmon.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, salt and pepper together until combined.
1.2In combination; collectively: taken together, these measures would significantly improve people’s chances of surviving a tornado
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  • All these fairytales came together - like a combination of fantasy and fear.
  • Somehow this combination goes together to create something which can pass as cool.
  • These are designed to work together in any combination in almost any room in the house.
1.3Into companionship or close association: the experience has brought us together
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  • But my wife Elaine has been fantastic and I suppose the only good thing is that it has brought us closer together.
  • We were always close, but this has brought us even closer together.
  • You brought everyone closer together, something we haven't been able to accomplish ourselves.
1.4(Of two people) married or in a sexual relationship with each other: they split up after ten years together
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  • Anyway, two weeks ago the couple got back together and were spotted out shopping in London.
  • His grandmother also claimed the couple would get back together.
  • The couple who have been together for 13 months, were distraught and confused as it seemed no one could help them.
1.5So 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
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  • 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.
  • It is time for the voices on all sides to come together and realise that this peace is just too precious to give away.
2At the same time: they both spoke together
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  • 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 one and the same time, at once, all together, as a group, in unison, in concert, in chorus, as one, with one accord
3Without interruption; continuously: she sits for hours together in the lotus position
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  • We used to sit for hours together when we were fifteen listening again and again to his two Billie Holiday records.
  • In both these districts, the cord is sometimes not cut for hours together.
  • Speakers go about their oratory for hours together earning the wrath of the listeners.


Self-confident, level-headed, or well organized: she seems a very together young woman
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  • And you've always struck me as a very together sort of person.
  • Frank is a very tough, very intelligent, very together guy.
  • Elaine is a very together businesswoman and she's made a career for herself finding jobs for celebrities.


together with

As well as; along with: their meal arrived, together with a carafe of red wine
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  • Ms Rowe said parishioners took along a variety of dogs together with cats and a few pet rabbits.
  • This Bill, together with the Act, will mark a fundamental reform of land law in Scotland.
  • Every pupil took their turn at ringing the bell, together with staff and old friends of the school.


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

Words that rhyme with together

altogether, feather, heather, leather, nether, tether, weather, wether, whether

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Syllabification: to·geth·er

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