What does attach mean?

Definitions for attach
əˈtætʃat·tach

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word attach.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. attach(verb)

    cause to be attached

  2. attach(verb)

    be attached; be in contact with

  3. attach(verb)

    become attached

    "The spider's thread attached to the window sill"

  4. bind, tie, attach, bond(verb)

    create social or emotional ties

    "The grandparents want to bond with the child"

  5. impound, attach, sequester, confiscate, seize(verb)

    take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority

    "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"

Wiktionary

  1. attach(Verb)

    To arrest, seize.

    Etymology: From atachier (French: attacher, Italian: attaccare, Spanish: atacar, Portuguese atacar).

  2. attach(Verb)

    To fasten, to join to (literally and figuratively).

    You need to attach the carabiner to your harness.

    Etymology: From atachier (French: attacher, Italian: attaccare, Spanish: atacar, Portuguese atacar).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attach(verb)

    to bind, fasten, tie, or connect; to make fast or join; as, to attach one thing to another by a string, by glue, or the like

  2. Attach(verb)

    to connect; to place so as to belong; to assign by authority; to appoint; as, an officer is attached to a certain regiment, company, or ship

  3. Attach(verb)

    to win the heart of; to connect by ties of love or self-interest; to attract; to fasten or bind by moral influence; -- with to; as, attached to a friend; attaching others to us by wealth or flattery

  4. Attach(verb)

    to connect, in a figurative sense; to ascribe or attribute; to affix; -- with to; as, to attach great importance to a particular circumstance

  5. Attach(verb)

    to take, seize, or lay hold of

  6. Attach(verb)

    to take by legal authority: (a) To arrest by writ, and bring before a court, as to answer for a debt, or a contempt; -- applied to a taking of the person by a civil process; being now rarely used for the arrest of a criminal. (b) To seize or take (goods or real estate) by virtue of a writ or precept to hold the same to satisfy a judgment which may be rendered in the suit. See Attachment, 4

  7. Attach(verb)

    to adhere; to be attached

  8. Attach(verb)

    to come into legal operation in connection with anything; to vest; as, dower will attach

  9. Attach(noun)

    an attachment

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Attach

    at-tach′, v.t. to bind or fasten: to seize: to gain over: to connect, associate: to join to in action or function: (Shak.) to arrest.—v.i. to adhere, to be fastened upon: (rare) to come into effect.—adj. Attach′able.—p.adj. Attached′, fastened, fixed, joined by taste or affection (with to), fond, devoted to.—n. Attach′ment, a bond of fidelity or affection: the seizure of any one's goods or person by virtue of a legal process. [O. Fr. atachier, from à (—L. ad), and the root of Tack (q.v.).]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. attach

    1. The placement of units or personnel in an organization where such placement is relatively temporary. 2. The detailing of individuals to specific functions where such functions are secondary or relatively temporary, e.g., attached for quarters and rations; attached for flying duty. See also assign.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. attach

    To place, to appoint. Officers and non-commissioned officers are said to be attached to the respective army, regiment, battalion, troop, or company with which they are appointed to act.

Editors Contribution

  1. attach

    To connect.

    They did always attach their documents to their emails and meeting invites, they are so efficient.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 27, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'attach' in Verbs Frequency: #409

How to pronounce attach?

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How to say attach in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of attach in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of attach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of attach in a Sentence

  1. Forrest Preece:

    I'm 72 and my wife is 70. It would be easy to knock us over, my wife actually went online and found a little mirror to attach to her wrist to look behind her so she's not constantly turning around. We go single file so she can see that mirror and see what's behind us.

  2. Samuel Johnson:

    Always set high value on spontaneous kindness. He whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to you.

  3. Brian Kelly:

    You can sign up for airline dining programs, you just attach them one time to your debit or credit card and they automatically give you extra miles and points for dining at certain restaurants. That’s another no-brainer.

  4. John Kerry:

    There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of -- not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, 'OK, they're really angry because of this and that,'.

  5. Chateaubriand:

    What importance can we attach to the things of this world? Friendship? It disappears when the one who is liked comes to grief, or the one who likes becomes powerful. Love? it is deceived, fleeting, or guilty. Fame? You share it with mediocrity or crime. Fortune? Could that frivolity be counted a blessing? All that remains are those so-called happy days that flow past unnoticed in the obscurity of domestic cares, leaving man with the desire neither to lose his life nor to begin it over.

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