What does insert mean?

Definitions for insert
ɪnˈsɜrt; ˈɪn sɜrtin·sert

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insertnoun

    a folded section placed between the leaves of another publication

  2. insert, insetnoun

    an artifact that is inserted or is to be inserted

  3. cut-in, insertnoun

    (broadcasting) a local announcement inserted into a network program

  4. cut-in, insertverb

    (film) a still picture that is introduced and that interrupts the action of a film

  5. insert, infix, enter, introduceverb

    put or introduce into something

    "insert a picture into the text"

  6. insert, enclose, inclose, stick in, put in, introduceverb


    "Insert your ticket here"

  7. tuck, insertverb

    fit snugly into

    "insert your ticket into the slot"; "tuck your shirttail in"

  8. slip in, stick in, sneak in, insertverb

    insert casually

    "She slipped in a reference to her own work"


  1. insertnoun

    An image inserted into text.

  2. insertnoun

    A promotional leaflet inserted into a magazine, newspaper, etc.

    This software can print compact disc inserts if you have the right size of paper.

  3. insertverb

    To put in between or into.

  4. Insertnoun

    A key that when pressed switches between the overtype mode and the insert mode of a computer.

  5. Etymology: From insertus, past participle of insero.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To INSERTverb

    To place in or amongst other things.

    Etymology: inserer, Fr. insero, insertum, Latin.

    Those words were very weakly inserted, where they are so liable to misconstruction. Edward Stillingfleet.

    With the worthy gentleman's name I will insert it at length in one of my papers. Addison.

    It is the editor's interest to insert what the author's judgment had rejected. Jonathan Swift.

    Poesy and oratory omit things essential, and insert little beautiful digressions, in order to place every thing in the most affecting light. Isaac Watts.



    An SQL INSERT statement adds one or more records to any single table in a relational database.


  1. insert

    Insert generally means to place or put something within something else. It can refer to adding information into a document or database, putting an object into another object, or introducing a comment or idea into a conversation. It is largely used in various contexts including computing, writing, design, and general communication.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insertverb

    to set within something; to put or thrust in; to introduce; to cause to enter, or be included, or contained; as, to insert a scion in a stock; to insert a letter, word, or passage in a composition; to insert an advertisement in a newspaper

  2. Etymology: [L. insertus, p. p. of inserere to insert; pref. in- in + serere to join, connect. See Series.]


  1. Insert

    An SQL INSERT statement adds one or more records to any single table in a relational database.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Insert

    in-sėrt′, v.t. to introduce into: to put in or among.—n. (in′sėrt) something additional inserted into a proof, &c.; a circular, or the like, placed for posting within the folds of a paper or leaves of a book.—adj. Insert′ed (bot.), attached to or growing out of some part.—n. Inser′tion, act of inserting: condition of being inserted: that which is inserted. [L. in, in, serĕre, sertum, to join.]

Editors Contribution

  1. insert

    To put.

    The girl at the supermarket said please insert your card into the card reader.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'insert' in Verbs Frequency: #767

Anagrams for insert »

  1. inerts

  2. inters

  3. sinter

  4. Strine

  5. triens

  6. estrin

  7. sterin

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insert in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insert in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of insert in a Sentence

  1. Benoit Gervais:

    It's a recognition that times are volatile and perhaps it's not the time to insert further uncertainty into the sector, if this royalty review has weight with the government and the government follows through, this is encouraging.

  2. Eric Rand:

    The way the Superfish functionality appears to work means that they must be intercepting traffic in order to insert the ads, this amounts to a wiretap.

  3. Lily Allen:

    The next thing I knew I woke up and he was in my bed, naked, slapping my bum and trying to insert his penis into my private parts, i recoiled and I got up out of the bed and I screamed.

  4. Ned Ryun:

    I do think is somebody going to step up to the plate and insert themselves in the conversation, which has almost become a Walker-Bush conversation.

  5. John Baccala:

    It’s graphic. It’s disturbing, you can insert any number of words in that. We really just want to find the person who did that and the person who shot the video.

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