What does attachment mean?

Definitions for attachment
əˈtætʃ məntat·tach·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. attachment, fond regardnoun

    a feeling of affection for a person or an institution

  2. attachmentnoun

    a supplementary part or accessory

  3. attachmentnoun

    a writ authorizing the seizure of property that may be needed for the payment of a judgment in a judicial proceeding

  4. attachment, bondnoun

    a connection that fastens things together

  5. attachment, adherence, adhesionnoun

    faithful support for a cause or political party or religion

    "attachment to a formal agenda"; "adherence to a fat-free diet"; "the adhesion of Seville was decisive"

  6. attachment, affixationnoun

    the act of attaching or affixing something

  7. fastening, attachmentnoun

    the act of fastening things together


  1. attachmentnoun

    A strong bonding towards or with.

    I have such an attachment towards my fiancu00E9!

  2. attachmentnoun

    A dependence, especially a strong one.

  3. attachmentnoun

    A device attached to a piece of equipment or a tool.

  4. attachmentnoun

    The process or means by which something is physically attached.

  5. attachmentnoun

    A file sent along with an email.

  6. attachmentnoun

    Taking a person's property to satisfy a court-ordered debt.

    attachment of earnings

  7. Etymology: attachement,

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Attachmentnoun

    Etymology: attachment, Fr.

    The Jews are remarkable for an attachment to their own country. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 5.

    The Romans burnt this last fleet, which is another mark of their small attachment to the sea. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.


  1. attachment

    Attachment is a deep and enduring emotional bond that connects one person to another across time and space. It often refers to the relationship between infants and their primary caregivers, influencing the child's social, emotional, and cognitive development. However, attachment can also apply to the bonds formed between adults in romantic relationships, friendships, and family connections. In computing, it refers to a file sent with an electronic message, such as an email. In legal terms, attachment refers to the act of seizing property in adherence with a court order.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attachmentnoun

    the act attaching, or state of being attached; close adherence or affection; fidelity; regard; an/ passion of affection that binds a person; as, an attachment to a friend, or to a party

  2. Attachmentnoun

    that by which one thing is attached to another; connection; as, to cut the attachments of a muscle

  3. Attachmentnoun

    something attached; some adjunct attached to an instrument, machine, or other object; as, a sewing machine attachment (i. e., a device attached to a sewing machine to enable it to do special work, as tucking, etc.)

  4. Attachmentnoun

    a seizure or taking into custody by virtue of a legal process

  5. Attachmentnoun

    the writ or percept commanding such seizure or taking

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. attachment

    See attach.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of attachment in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of attachment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of attachment in a Sentence

  1. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought—not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.

  2. James Lin:

    Any kind of bidet, whether it’s a $30 attachment or a high-end toilet, is going to reduce your toilet paper use by at least 75 percent. Instead of wiping five times, you only need to wipe yourself once to dry yourself off.

  3. Kathleen King:

    I think a lot of it has to do with the connection to our past, whether it was a grandmother, a mother, a place visited, a summer home or family time. It's also usually the first cookie every child learned how to make, and so I think there's a tremendous emotional attachment and remembrance with the chocolate chip cookie, lifestyles are changing, but that connection is still hanging on.

  4. Bhagavad Gita:

    The self-controlled soul, who moves amongst sense objects, free from either attachment or repulsion, he wins eternal Peace.

  5. Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2:

    On action alone be thy interest,Never on its fruits.Let not the fruits of action be thy motive,Nor be thy attachment to inaction.

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