Con·nect v. t. [imp. & p. p. Connected; p. pr. & vb. n. Connecting.]
1. To join, or fasten together, as by something intervening; to associate; to combine; to unite or link together; to establish a bond or relation between.
He fills, he bounds, connects and equals all. --Pope.
A man must see the connection of each intermediate idea with those that it connects before he can use it in a syllogism. --Locke.
2. To associate (a person or thing, or one's self) with another person, thing, business, or affair.
Connecting rod Mach., a rod or bar joined to, and connecting, two or more moving parts; esp. a rod connecting a crank wrist with a beam, crosshead, piston rod, or piston, as in a steam engine.
adj 1: being joined in close association; "affiliated clubs"; "all
art schools whether independent or attached to
universities" [syn: affiliated, attached]
2: joined or linked together [ant: unconnected]
3: related to or accompanying; "Christmas and associated
festivities" [syn: associated]
4: wired together to an alarm system; "all the window alarms
5: plugged in; "first check to see whether the appliance is
6: stored in, controlled by, or in direct communication with a
central computer [syn: machine-accessible]