Definition of together adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//təˈɡeðə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//təˈɡeðər//
    For the special uses of together in phrasal verbs, look at the entries for the verbs. For example pull yourself together is in the phrasal verb section at pull. Romance
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  1. 1  with or near to somebody/something else; with each other We grew up together. Together they climbed the dark stairs. Get all the ingredients together before you start cooking. Stay close together—I don't want anyone to get lost.
  2. 2  so that two or more things touch or are joined to or combined with each other He rubbed his hands together in satisfaction. She nailed the two boards together. Mix the sand and cement together. Taken together, these factors are highly significant. He has more money than the rest of us put together.
  3. 3  (of two people) in a close relationship, for example a marriage They split up after ten years together. See related entries: Romance
  4. 4  in or into agreement After the meeting the two sides in the dispute were no closer together.
  5. 5  at the same time They both spoke together. (informal) All together now: ‘Happy birthday to you…’
  6. 6for hours, days, etc. together (formal) for hours, days, etc. without stopping She sat for hours together just staring into space.
  7. Word OriginOld English tōgædere, based on the preposition to + a West Germanic word related to gather. The adjective dates from the 1960s.Idioms
    1. 1  including Together with the Johnsons, there were 12 of us in the villa.
    2. 2  in addition to; as well as I sent my order, together with a cheque for £40.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: together