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Dictionary Definition

united adj
1 characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity; "presented a united front" [ant: divided]
2 involving the joint activity of two or more; "the attack was met by the combined strength of two divisions"; "concerted action"; "the conjunct influence of fire and strong dring"; "the conjunctive focus of political opposition"; "a cooperative effort"; "a united effort"; "joint military activities" [syn: combined, concerted, conjunct, conjunctive, cooperative]
3 of or relating to two people who are married to each other [syn: joined]

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  • /juːnaɪtɪd/, /ju:naItId/

Proper noun

  1. In the context of "mostly|UK": any of many football teams formed by the amalgamation of smaller ones
    Note: Often used locally without the first part of the name e.g. for Manchester United

Extensive Definition

United can refer to:


United is used in a countires name, when any number of states or regions are combines to make a united Country. Countries wih united in their name include:


  • United (Bus), a Bus and coach service that operated in the UK, until the 1990s when they merged with the Arriva Group.


"United" forms part of many association football teams names, usually and originally in England when two or more clubs merged and became united. Below is a list of professional clubs in order of when the name was first used, with the year it first came into use next to it;
Outside of English football, some other professional clubs in countries around the world have used United in their name while playing the same sport, this includes;





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