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merge Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb become one
    unify; unite.
    • Germany unified officially in 1990
    • the cells merge
  2. verb mix together different elements
    mix; conflate; immix; coalesce; commingle; flux; fuse; combine; blend; meld.
    • The colors blend well
  3. verb join or combine
    unify; unite.
    • We merged our resources

Merge transitive verb
L. mergere, mersum. Cf. Emerge, Immerse, Marrow.
imperfect & past participle Merged ; present participle & verbal noun Merging
  1. To cause to be swallowed up; to immerse; to sink; to absorb.
    To merge all natural ... sentiment in inordinate vanity. Burke.
    Whig and Tory were merged and swallowed up in the transcendent duties of patriots. De Quincey.
Merge intransitive verb
  1. To be sunk, swallowed up, or lost.
    Native irresolution had merged in stronger motives. I. Taylor.

Webster 1913