What does the word merger mean?

Usage examples for merger

  1. The full significance of the merger, therefore, did not strike his associates, even when, on the train, the next day, they read the announcement of its formation in the newspapers. – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach
  2. Was it his ghost hovering near, longing to return to its earthly habitation, and propose a housekeeping merger with me? – Cupid's Middleman by Edward B. Lent