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Merge appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Rae, droopy men in a cenotaph sift a cat’s umbrage to merge both; to beg remote garb, must a catfish pat one canine, my poor dear?
  • To get a mass aroma fox, I may beg remote Meg: rush, kiss me, opening nine poems Sikhs urge me to merge by a mix of a morass a mate got.
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Definition of the noun merge

What does merge mean as a name of something?


  1. A joining together of two flows.

Definition of the verb merge

What does merge mean as a doing word?

Merge is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: merged | merging | merges

  1. become one
  2. mix together different elements
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural]A new firm will integrate their ice cream production lines | Herman mixed the eggs
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherHerman mixed the eggs and the cream together
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient 1] with / into / to [Patient 2]Herman mixed the eggs with the cream | Herman whipped sugar with the cream
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb]The eggs and the cream mixed
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs mix well | The pieces interconnect easily | These computers connected well
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] togetherEggs and cream mix well together
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] togetherThe eggs and the cream mixed together
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] with / into / to [Patient 2]Eggs mix well with cream | This computer will connect well to the network
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] with / into / to [Patient 2]The eggs mixed with the cream

      Verbs of Combining (with the same syntax): amalgamate, blend, coalesce, combine, commingle, compound, fuse, meld, mingle, mix.

    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of merge: blend / coalesce / combine / commingle / conflate / flux / fuse / immix / meld / mix
    • more generic term: change integrity = change in physical make-up
    • more specific terms:
  3. join or combine
    • example: We merged our resources
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of merge: unify / unite
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
    • more specific words:

Alternative definition of the verb merge


  1. [transitive] To combine into a whole.
  2. [intransitive] To combine into a whole.
  3. To blend gradually into something else.


Merge is a Venue in Buffalo.


  1. "Merge" is a musical album of Monolog.
    • released on
  2. "Merge" is a musical album of Arthur Baker and The Backbeat Disciples.
    • released in (26 years ago)
  3. "Merge" is a musical album of For Love Not Lisa.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  4. "Merge" is a musical album of Ken Ikeda.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  5. "Merge" is a musical album of Randy Bachman.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  6. "Merge" is a musical album of Jack Wilkins.
    • released on (20 years ago)
  7. "Merge" is a composition.
  8. "Merge" is a musical album of Keith Schreiner.
  9. "Merge" is a composition.


  1. Merge: A relational database management system uses SQL MERGE statements to INSERT new records or UPDATE existing records depending on whether or not a condition matches. It was officially introduced in the SQL:2003 standard, and expanded in the SQL:2008 standard.
  2. Merge: Merging in revision control, is a fundamental operation that reconciles multiple changes made to a revision-controlled collection of files. Most often, it is necessary when a file is modified by two people on two different computers at the same time. When two branches are merged, the result is a single collection of files that contains both sets of changes.
  3. Merge: In traffic engineering, the late merge or zipper method is a convention for merging traffic into a reduced number of lanes. Drivers in merging lanes are expected to use both lanes to advance to the lane reduction point and merge at that location, alternating turns.
    • also known as Late merge
  4. Merge is one of the basic operations in the Minimalist Program, a leading approach to generative syntax, when two syntactic objects are combined to form a new syntactic unit. Merge also has the property of recursion in that it may apply to its own output: the objects combined by Merge are either lexical items or sets that were themselves formed by Merge. This recursive property of Merge has been claimed to be a fundamental characteristic that distinguishes language from other cognitive faculties. As Noam Chomsky puts it, Merge is "an indispensable operation of a recursive system ... which takes two syntactic objects A and B and forms the new object G={A,B}".
  5. Merge is a software system which allows a user to run DOS/Windows 3.1 on SCO UNIX, in an 8086 virtual machine.
    • also known as MergePRO
  6. Merge is a TV program, begun on (11 years ago).
  7. Merge is a data task category.
  8. Merge is an Australian magazine covering social and political topics in Australia. Initially in English the website is now translated into many languages and has found out that not may people care about this feature. It also covers topics in art, music, fashion, writing and general culture in Australia.

Phrases with Merge

  1. to merge
  2. Mail merge

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Merge

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Google previewJava Concurrency in Practice (2006)

by Tim Peierls, Brian Goetz, Joshua Bloch, Joseph Bowbeer, Doug Lea, David Holmes

If instead each thread maintains its own data structure for results that are merged after all the tasks are performed, then the final merge is a source of serialization. 11.2.1 Example: serialization hidden in frameworks To see how serialization ...

Google previewSyntax (2012)

Basic Concepts and Applications by Robert Freidin

By hypothesis Merge is a binary operation, thus restricted to merging just two syntactic objects at each step. This pair of lexical items will remain adjacent (and sisters) throughout the derivation. Thus Merge cannot apply for example to a and ...

Google previewInsight Through Computing (2010)

A MATLAB Introduction to Computational Science and Engineering by Charles F. Van Loan, K.-Y. Daisy Fan

The method is called merge sort and it turns out to be dramatically more efficient than the methods of §8.2. Our final example involves the production of plots where the underlying function f is sampled nonuniformly across a given interval.

Google previewThe Oxford Handbook of the Macroeconomics of Global Warming (2014)

by Lucas Bernard, Willi Semmler

MERGE is a model for estimating the regional and global effects of GHG reductions. The model is flexible enough to explore alternative views on a wide range of contentious issues, such as costs of abatement, damages from climate change, ...

Google previewMicrosoft Hyper-V PowerShell Automation (2015)

by Vinith Menon

Merge is an offline operation; the VHD chain must not be attached when this is initiated. The example shown in the preceding screenshot runs the compact operation in the Retrim mode on a set of VHDs present at a location. Before executing ...

Google previewUsing Microsoft Publisher 2010 (2010)

by Brien Posey

Creating a mail merge is a process by which you can create a personalized document. In the document, field identifiers take the place of literal text. These field identifiers are linked to a data source, such as a list of names and addresses .

Google previewWord 2007 All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies (2011)

by Doug Lowe

Mail merge refers to the process of merging a file that contains a list of names and addresses with another file that contains a model letter to produce a bunch of personalized form letters. Suppose that you decide to do some volunteer work for ...

Google previewWord 2013 eLearning Kit For Dummies (2014)

by Lois Lowe

A mail merge combines a data list, usually of names and addresses (that is, mailing information), with a form letter, a label, or an envePerforming a mail merge is a three-step process: lope template to produce customized copies of the letter for ...

Google previewDark Matter of the Mind (2016)

The Culturally Articulated Unconscious by Daniel L. Everett

Merge is a function that takes two objects (α and β) and merges them into an unordered set with a label.

Google previewThe Two Forces of Creation (2012)

by Christopher Alan Anderson

To decentrate, rest, release, die, or merge is a desire within us all. But so, too, is the desire to recreate, effort, focus, live, ...

Google previewAutonomic Communication (2005)

First International IFIP Workshop, WAC 2004, Berlin, Germany, October 18-19, 2004, Revised Selected Papers by Michael Smirnov

While merge refers to the time when two disjoint networks meet and overlap, split refers to the time of partition. In a dynamic environment, AutoComm (AC) principles bring a new support for interoperability since current protocol heterogeneity ...

Google previewLocality in Minimalist Syntax

Merge is a feature-sharing operation; SURVIVE is a feature-nonsharing operation. These two operations then cover the logically possible feature relations between the features of a head H and the features of YPs within HP— that is, H and YP ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1979)

Volume 13 - Reliability Theory to USSR: Computing in by Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent

SORTING The simplest disk merge is a derivation of tape merging called balanced merging. A number of working areas are defined on the disk. Strings are dispersed into all but one of them. At the end of dispersion the strings of one area are ...

Google previewThe Kentucky Judicial Dictionary (1916)

Being a Compilation of All Words, Phrases and Maxims which Have Been Defined, Construed, Interpreted Or Applied in Reported Kentucky Cases, and in Kentucky Constitution, Statutes and Codes of Practice by Fred P. Caldwell

Written contracts will merge implied or parol contracts embracing the same subjects. Ferguson v. Weatherford, 4 J. J. M. 195. Right of injured party to redress not merged in the public remedy. Blassingame v. Gloves, 6 B. M. 38. A conspiracy to ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Language and Linguistics (2010)

by Alex Barber, Robert J Stainton

Merge is further constrained under the assumption that it is a strictly binary operation and therefore there can only be two immediate constituents of any phrasal category, never more and never less. Given Merge, every phrase in a phrase ...

Google previewThe American and English Encyclopaedia of Law (1891)

though estates tail in copyhold, not being within the statute, will merge;3 and after possibility of issue extinct or when changed into a ...

Google previewDrugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes] (2014)

by Nancy E. Marion, Willard M. Oliver

Hazelden and Betty Ford Centers Merge On September 24, 2013, it is announced that the renowned addiction treatment providers Hazelden and Betty Ford Center had voted to merge together. In a joint statement, it is noted, “The ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

*increase, augment mix, mingle, commingle, blend, merge, coalesce, amalgamate, fuse denote to combine or become combined with resulting ...

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Usage statistics about merge

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

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Quotes about Merge

Every great decision creates ripples--like a huge boulder dropped in a lake. The ripples merge, rebound off the banks in unforseeable ways. The heavier the decision, the larger the waves, the more uncertain the consequences. (Benjamin Disraeli)
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Scrabble value of M3E1R1G2E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of MERGE

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