Word of the Day: Union

noun /ˈyün-yən/

1. an act of joining two or more things together

Rare is the union of beauty and purity.” Juvenal, c. late 1st and early 2nd century CE

2. something that is made into one

Form follows function – that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.” Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867 – 1959

3. an organized association of workers formed to protect and further their rights and interests

example: In 1866 The National Labor Union was founded to protect the rights of Americans workers.

4. the formation of a single political unit from two or more separate and independent units

God forbid that the day should ever come when to be true to my constituents is to be hostile to the Union.” Jefferson Davis, 1808 – 1889