Crossword clues for attach
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Attach \At*tach"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attached; p. pr. & vb. n. Attaching.] [OF. atachier, F. attacher, to tie or fasten: cf. Celt. tac, tach, nail, E. tack a small nail, tack to fasten. Cf. Attack, and see Tack.]
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.
The shoulder blade is . . . attached only to the muscles.
A huge stone to which the cable was attached.
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.
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.
Incapable of attaching a sensible man.
God . . . by various ties attaches man to man.
To connect, in a figurative sense; to ascribe or attribute; to affix; -- with to; as, to attach great importance to a particular circumstance.
Top this treasure a curse is attached.
To take, seize, or lay hold of. [Obs.]
To take by legal authority:
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.
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.
The earl marshal attached Gloucester for high treason.
Attached column (Arch.), a column engaged in a wall, so that only a part of its circumference projects from it.
Syn: To affix; bind; tie; fasten; connect; conjoin; subjoin; annex; append; win; gain over; conciliate.
Attach \At*tach"\, n.
An attachment. [Obs.]
Attach \At*tach"\, v. i.
To adhere; to be attached.
The great interest which attaches to the mere knowledge of these facts cannot be doubted.
To come into legal operation in connection with anything; to vest; as, dower will attach.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-14c. (mid-13c. in Anglo-Latin), "to take or seize (property or goods) by law," a legal term, from Old French atachier (11c.), earlier estachier "to attach, fix; stake up, support" (Modern French attacher, also compare Italian attaccare), perhaps from a- "to" + Frankish *stakon "a post, stake" or a similar Germanic word (see stake (n.)). Meaning "to fasten, affix, connect" is from c.1400. Related: Attached; attaching.
vb. 1 (context obsolete legal English) To arrest, seize. 2 (context transitive English) To fasten, to join to (literally and figuratively).
v. cause to be attached [ant: detach]
be attached; be in contact with
become attached; "The spider's thread attached to the window sill" [ant: detach]
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" [syn: impound, sequester, confiscate, seize]
Attach may refer to:
- Attachment (disambiguation)
- " Attached", an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation
Dillon Price, (born January 4, 1997) better known by his gamertagAttach, is a professional Call of Duty player who currently plays the Slayer role for the Faze Clan. His most notable roles before being on FaZe include playing for Rise Nation and Denial eSports. He won the Call of Duty Championship 2015 with Denial.
Usage examples of "attach".
There was a great deal of social stigma attached to being Aboriginal at our school.
Very few fruits these days are allowed to remain attached to their mother plant until abscission occurs.
Each chain over a shore span consists of two segments, the longer attached to the tie at the top of the river tower, the shorter to the link at the top of the abutment tower, and the two jointed together at the lowest point.
Station 1 had a modest-sized accelerator ring grappled to it, like a gold band attached to a diamond.
Working quickly, he attached the much smaller, but much more efficient crystal-lattice trap and accelerometer to a port upstream from the main detector, where the substation tapped into the Tevatron flow.
A vacuum attached to the tank lowers the internal pressure, turning the acetone to a gas and drawing it from the body.
Bernard, and Return to Parma--A Letter from Hensiette--My Despair De La Haye Becomes Attached to Me--Unpleasant Adventure with an Actress and Its Consequences--I Turn a Thorough Bigot--Bavois--I Mystify a Bragging Officer.
I then found myself: it was a sort of spite, because the angel whom I adored had displeased me by a caprice, which, had I not been unworthy of her, would only have caused me to be still more attached to her.
At the top of this street, on the side farthest from the cathedral, the vast west window of which could just be seen over the gables, chimneys, and stork-nests of the opposite houses, we stopped before the common door of one of the lofty old houses, against the posts of which were attached several affiches or notices of differing forms and material.
Cardinal Bellarmino for the affidavit that he attached herewith as evidence.
Morris pulled out a line and attached it to the lug, then grabbed Bart and swam with him to a similar lug ten yards aft of the escape-trunk hatch and set flush into the deck.
Finally, his F-14 was lined up on catapult one, the deck sailors attaching the catapult to the nose gear Collins checked his instruments, the twin turbines purring aft, waiting to be kicked into full thrust.
He remembered the instructor at the air club speak about a Civil War airman who had short legs and had small blocks of wood attached to the pedals of his machine in order to be able to reach them.
It was resting in the sidecar attached to a Russian-made Ural motorcyclejust like the one Amad had trained on in Yemen.
Vivian Gruder stresses, quite reasonably, that it was the social identity of the group as landed proprietors that made them so apparently complaisant about ditching privileges and anachronisms to which their caste had long been attached.