KJV Dictionary Definition: unit


U'NIT, n. L. unus, one; unitas, unity.

1. One; a word which denotes a single thing or person; the least whole number.

Units are the integral parts of any large number.

2. In mathematics, any known determinate quantity, by the constant repetition of which, any other quantity of the same kind is measured. See Unity.


UNI'TE, v.t. L. unio, unitus.

1. To put together or join two or more things, which make one compound or mixture. Thus we unite the parts of a building to make one structure. The kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland united, form one empire. So we unite spirit and water and other liquors. We unite strands to make a rope. The states of North America united, form one nation.

2. To join; to connect in a near relation or alliance; as, to unite families by marriage; to unite nations by treaty.

3. To make to agree or be uniform; as, to unite a kingdom in one form of worship; to unite men in opinions.

4. To cause to adhere; as, to unite bricks or stones by cement.

5. To join in interest or fellowship. Gen. 49.

6. To tie; to splice; as, to unite two cords or ropes.

7. To join in affection; to make near; as, to unite hearts in love.

To unite the heart, to cause all its powers and affections to join with order and delight in the same objects. Ps. 86.

UNI'TE, v.i.

1. To join in an act; to concur; to act in concert. All parties united in petitioning for a repeal of the law.

2. To coalesce; to be cemented or consolidated; to combine; as, bodies unite by attraction or affinity.

3. To grow together, as the parts of a wound.

The spur of a young cock grafted into the comb, will unite and grow.

4. To coalesce, as sounds.

5. To be mixed. Oil and water will not unite.


UNI'TED, pp. Joined; made to agree; cemented; mixed; attached by growth.

United flowers, are such as have the stamens and pistils in the same flower.


UNI'TER, n. The person or thing that unites.


UNI'TING, ppr. Joining; causing to agree; consolidating; coalescing; growing together.


UNI'TION, n. Junction; act of uniting. Not in use.


U'NITIVE, a. Having the power of uniting. Not used.