(John"ny*cake`) n. A kind of bread made of the meal of maize mixed with water or milk,
etc., and baked. [U.S.] J. Barlow.
(John`son*ese") n. The literary style of Dr. Samuel Johnson, or one formed in imitation of
it; an inflated, stilted, or pompous style, affecting classical words. E. Everett.
(John"son grass`) [Named after W. Johnson of Alabama, who planted it about 1840-
1845.] (Bot.) A tall perennial grass valuable in the Southern and Western States for pasture and hay.
The rootstocks are large and juicy and are eagerly sought by swine. Called also Cuba grass, Means
grass, Evergreen millet, and Arabian millet.
(John*so"ni*an) a. Pertaining to or resembling Dr. Johnson or his style; pompous; inflated.
(John*so"ni*an*ism) n. A manner of acting or of writing peculiar to, or characteristic of,
Dr. Johnson. [Written also Johnsonism.]
(John's"-wort`) n. See St. John's-wort.
(Join) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Joined ; p. pr. & vb. n. Joining.] [OE. joinen, joignen, F. joindre,
fr. L. jungere to yoke, bind together, join; akin to jugum yoke. See Yoke, and cf. Conjugal, Junction,
1. To bring together, literally or figuratively; to place in contact; to connect; to couple; to unite; to combine; to
associate; to add; to append.
Woe unto them that join house to house.Is. v. 8.
Held up his left hand, which did flame and burnShak.
Like twenty torches joined.
Thy tuneful voice with numbers join.Dryden.
2. To associate one's self to; to be or become connected with; to league one's self with; to unite with; as,
to join a party; to join the church.
We jointly now to join no other head.Dryden.
3. To unite in marriage.
He that joineth his virgin in matrimony.Wyclif.
What, therefore, God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.Matt. xix. 6.
4. To enjoin upon; to command. [Obs. & R.]
They join them penance, as they call it.Tyndale.
5. To accept, or engage in, as a contest; as, to join encounter, battle, issue. Milton.
To join battle, To join issue. See under Battle, Issue.
Syn. To add; annex; unite; connect; combine; consociate; couple; link; append. See Add.