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.
(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.