What does attachment mean?

Definitions for attachmentəˈtætʃ mənt

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. attachment, fond regard(noun)

    a feeling of affection for a person or an institution

  2. attachment(noun)

    a supplementary part or accessory

  3. attachment(noun)

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

  4. attachment, bond(noun)

    a connection that fastens things together

  5. attachment, adherence, adhesion(noun)

    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, affixation(noun)

    the act of attaching or affixing something

  7. fastening, attachment(noun)

    the act of fastening things together


  1. attachment(Noun)

    A strong bonding towards or with.

    I have such an attachment towards my fiancu00E9!

  2. attachment(Noun)

    A dependence, especially a strong one.

  3. attachment(Noun)

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

  4. attachment(Noun)

    The process or means by which something is physically attached.

  5. attachment(Noun)

    A file sent along with an email.

  6. attachment(Noun)

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

    attachment of earnings

  7. Origin: attachement,

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attachment(noun)

    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. Attachment(noun)

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

  3. Attachment(noun)

    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. Attachment(noun)

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

  5. Attachment(noun)

    the writ or percept commanding such seizure or taking

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. attachment

    See attach.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Susan Bain:

    No closures, no Velcro, nothing. No attachment of fabric, nothing.

  2. Steve Maraboli:

    Attachment is the still water in which the mosquitoes of stress grow."

  3. Thomas Merton:

    Attachment to spiritual things is.. just as much an attachment as inordinate love of anything else.

  4. Anonymous:

    The fewer clear facts you have in support of an opinion, the stronger your emotional attachment to that opinion.

  5. Raul Rocha:

    These days, more of our cases involve ransom, criminals are using the owner's attachment to the dog to ensure payment.

Images & Illustrations of attachment

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Translations for attachment

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • إلحاق, ملحقArabic
  • привързаност, приложение, вярностBulgarian
  • ychwanegiadWelsh
  • Anlage, AnhangGerman
  • εξάρτηση, προσάρτηση, επισύναψη, εξάρτημα, αφοσίωση, κατάσχεσηGreek
  • apego, archivo adjunto, cariño, ejecución, aficiónSpanish
  • kaasatud failEstonian
  • ضمیمهPersian
  • riippuvuus, liite, kiintymys, kiinnitys, lisälaite, liitetiedosto, kiinnike, lisävaruste, ulosotto, kiinnekohtaFinnish
  • pièce jointeFrench
  • astúIrish
  • tlachdScottish Gaelic
  • ragaszkodás, melléklet, csatolmány, tartozékHungarian
  • կցորդArmenian
  • atachuroIdo
  • allegato, legameItalian
  • 添付ファイルJapanese
  • vedleggNorwegian
  • beslaglegging, bijlage, attachment, gehechtheidDutch
  • vedleggNorwegian Nynorsk
  • utlegg, ta utlegg iNorwegian
  • przywiązanie, załącznikPolish
  • anexoPortuguese
  • atașare, atașamentRomanian
  • привязанность, вложение, присоединение, крепление, прикрепление, приспособление, приставка, верность, преданностьRussian
  • bilagaSwedish
  • Chinese

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