Pronunciation: ( —v.kum-bīn' for 1, 2, 6, kom'bīn for 3, 7; —n. kom'bīn, kum-bīn' for 8, 9, kom'bīn for 10),[key] —v.,-bined, -bin•ing, —n.
—v.t. 1. to bring into or join in a close union or whole; unite: She combined the ingredients to make the cake. They combined the two companies. 2. to possess or exhibit in union: a plan that combines the best features of several other plans. 3. to harvest (grain) with a combine.
—v.i. 1. to unite; coalesce: The clay combined with the water to form a thick paste. 2. to unite for a common purpose; join forces: After the two factions combined, they proved invincible. 3. to enter into chemical union.
4. to use a combine in harvesting.
—n. 1. a combination.
2. a combination of persons or groups for the furtherance of their political, commercial, or other interests, as a syndicate, cartel, or trust.
3. a harvesting machine for cutting and threshing grain in the field.