AskDefine | Define connect

Dictionary Definition



1 connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms" [syn: link, tie, link up] [ant: disconnect]
2 make a logical or causal connection; "I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind"; "colligate these facts"; "I cannot relate these events at all" [syn: associate, tie in, relate, link, colligate, link up] [ant: decouple]
3 be or become joined or united or linked; "The two streets connect to become a highway"; "Our paths joined"; "The travelers linked up again at the airport" [syn: link, link up, join, unite]
4 join by means of communication equipment; "The telephone company finally put in lines to connect the towns in this area"
5 land on or hit solidly; "The brick connected on her head, knocking her out"
6 join for the purpose of communication; "Operator, could you connect me to the Raffles in Singapore?"
7 be scheduled so as to provide continuing service, as in transportation; "The local train does not connect with the Amtrak train"; "The planes don't connect and you will have to wait for four hours"
8 establish a rapport or relationship; "The President of this university really connects with the faculty"
9 establish communication with someone; "did you finally connect with your long-lost cousin?" [syn: get in touch, touch base]
10 plug into an outlet; "Please plug in the toaster!"; "Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight" [syn: plug in] [ant: unplug]
11 hit or play a ball successfully; "The batter connected for a home run"

User Contributed Dictionary



From connectere "to fasten together," from (com-) "together" + nectere "to bind, tie."



  1. To join two or more pieces.
    After reading the directions, I saw that the piece labeled "A" connected to the piece labeled "B" by inserting the pegs into the holes.
  2. To join an electrical or telephone line to a circuit or network.
    When the technician connects my house, I'll be able to access the internet.
  3. To associate.
    I didn't connect my lost jewelry to the news of an area cat burglar until the police contacted me.
  4. To make a travel connection; to switch from one means of transport to another as part of the same trip.
    I'm flying to London where I connect with a flight heading to Hungary.


to join two or more pieces
  • Dutch: verbinden
  • Finnish: yhdistää
  • German: verbinden
  • Greek: συνδέω
  • Hebrew: לחבר (le'khaber)
  • Hungarian: összekapcsol
  • Japanese: 繋げる (tsunageru)
  • Portuguese: conectar
  • Spanish: conectar
to join an electrical or telephone line
  • Dutch: aansluiten, verbinden
  • Finnish: yhdistää
  • German: anschließen, verbinden
  • Greek: συνδέω
  • Hebrew: לחבר (le'khaber}
  • Hungarian: kapcsol
  • Japanese: 引く (hiku)
  • Portuguese: conectar
  • Spanish: conectar
make a travel connection

Extensive Definition

Connection, Connected, Connectivity, or Connexion may refer to:
Connections may refer to:
Connexion or Connexxion may refer to:
Connect may refer to:
Connected may refer to:
connect in Chuvash: Çыхăну
connect in Danish: Forbindelse
connect in German: Anschluss
connect in French: Connexion
connect in Hungarian: Kapcsolat
connect in Dutch: Aansluiting
connect in Russian: Связь

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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