Definition of combine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkɒmbaɪn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːmbaɪn//
    On the farm
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  1. 1(British English also combine harvester) a large farm machine which cuts a crop and separates the grains from the rest of the plant See related entries: On the farm
  2. 2a group of people or organizations acting together in business
  3. Word Originnoun sense 2 late Middle English: from Old French combiner or late Latin combinare ‘join two by two’, from com- ‘together’ + Latin bini ‘two together’. noun sense 1 early 20th cent.: short for combine harvester.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: combine