United Brethren. (Eccl.) See Moravian, n.United flowers(Bot.), flowers which have the stamens and pistils in the same flower.The United Kingdom, Great Britain and Ireland; — so named since January 1, 1801, when the Legislative Union went into operation.United Greeks(Eccl.), those members of the Greek Church who acknowledge the supremacy of the pope; — called also uniats.

(U*nit"ed*ly), adv. In an united manner. Dryden.

(U*nit"er) n. One who, or that which, unites.

(U*nit"er*a*ble) a. Not iterable; incapable of being repeated. [Obs.] "To play away an uniterable life." Sir T. Browne.

(U*ni"tion) n. [LL. unitio, from L. unire. See Unite,v. t.] The act of uniting, or the state of being united; junction. [Obs.] Wiseman.

(U"ni*tive) a. [LL. unitivus: cf. F. unitif.] Having the power of uniting; causing, or tending to produce, union. Jer. Taylor.

(U"ni*tive*ly), adv. In a unitive manner. Cudworth.

(U"nit*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Unitized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Unitizing ] To reduce to a unit, or one whole; to form into a unit; to unify.

(U"ni*tude) n. Unity. [R.] H. Spenser.

(U"ni*ty) n.; pl. Unities [OE. unite, F. unité, L. unitas, from unus one. See One, and cf. Unit.]

1. The state of being one; oneness.

Whatever we can consider as one thing suggests to the understanding the idea of unity.

Unity is affirmed of a simple substance or indivisible monad, or of several particles or parts so intimately and closely united as to constitute a separate body or thing. See the Synonyms under Union.

2. Concord; harmony; conjunction; agreement; uniformity; as, a unity of proofs; unity of doctrine.

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Ps. cxxxiii. 1.

3. (Math.) Any definite quantity, or aggregate of quantities or magnitudes taken as one, or for which 1 is made to stand in calculation; thus, in a table of natural sines, the radius of the circle is regarded as unity.

The number 1, when it is not applied to any particular thing, is generally called unity.

4. (Poetry & Rhet.) In dramatic composition, one of the principles by which a uniform tenor of story and propriety of representation are preserved; conformity in a composition to these; in oratory, discourse, etc., the due subordination and reference of every part to the development of the leading idea or the eastablishment of the main proposition.

In the Greek drama, the three unities required were those of action, of time, and of place; that is, that there should be but one main plot; that the time supposed should not exceed twenty-four hours; and that the place of the action before the spectators should be one and the same throughout the piece.

5. (Fine Arts & Mus.) Such a combination of parts as to constitute a whole, or a kind of symmetry of style and character.

United to Unknow

(U*nit"ed), a. Combined; joined; made one.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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