KJV Dictionary Definition: associability


ASSOCIABIL'ITY, n. The quality of being capable of association; the quality of suffering some change by sympathy, or of being affected by the affections of another part of the body.


ASSO'CIABLE, a. assoshable. See Associate.

1. That may be joined to or associated.

2. In a medical sense, liable to be affected by sympathy, or to receive from other parts correspondent feelings and affections. "The stomach, the most associable of all the organs of the animal body."


ASSO'CIATE, v.t. assoshate. L. associo, of ad and socio, to join.

1. To join in company, as a friend, companion, partner or confederate; as, to associate others with us in business, or in an enterprise.

It conveys the idea of intimate union.

2. To unite in the same mass; as, particles of matte associated with other substances.


1. To unite in company; to keep company, implying intimacy; as, congenial minds are disposed to associate.

2. To unite in action, or be affected by the action of a different part of the body.


1. Joined in interest or purpose; confederate.

2. Joined in employment or office; as an associate judge.


1. A companion; one frequently in company with another, implying intimacy or equality; a mate; a fellow.

2. A partner in interest, as in business; or a confederate in a league.

3. A companion in a criminal transaction; an accomplice.


ASSO'CIATED, pp. United in company or in interest; joined.


ASSO'CIATING, ppr. Uniting in company or in interest; joining.



1. The act of associating; union; connection of persons.

2. Union of persons in a company; a society formed for transacting or carrying on some business for mutual advantage; a partnership. It is often applied to a union of states or a confederacy.

3. Union of things; apposition, as of particles of matter.

4. Union or connection of ideas. An association of ideas is where two or more ideas constantly or naturally follow each other in the mind, so that one almost infallibly produces the other.

5. An exertion or change of some extreme part of the sensory residing in the muscles or organs of sense, in consequence of some antecedent or attendant fibrous contractions.

6. In ecclesiastical affairs, a society of the clergy, consisting of a number of pastors of neighboring churches, united for promoting the interests of religion and the harmony of the churches.


ASSOCIA'TIONAL, a. Pertaining to an association of clergymen.


ASSO'CIATIVE, a. Having the quality of associating, or of being affected by sympathy.