American English

Definition of together adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1For 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. with or near to someone or 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. 2so 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.
  4. 4in or into agreement After the meeting the two sides in the dispute were no closer together.
  5. 5at 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. Idioms
      together with
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    1. 1including Together with the Johnsons, there were 12 of us in the house.
    2. 2in addition to; as well as I sent my order, together with a check for $40.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: together