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Annex definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ANNEX', v.t. [L. annecto, annexum.]
1. To unite at the end; as to annex a codicil to a will. To subjoin, to affix.
2. To unite, as a smaller thing to a greater; as to annex a province to a kingdom.
3. To unite to something proceeding, as the main object; to connect with; as to annex a penalty to a prohibition, or punishment to guilt.
ANNEX', v.i. To join; to be united.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: an addition that extends a main building [syn: annex, annexe, extension, wing] v
1: take (territory) as if by conquest; "Hitler annexed Lithuania"
2: attach to

Merriam Webster's

I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French annexer, from annexe attached, from Latin annexus, past participle of annectere to bind to, from ad- + nectere to bind Date: 14th century 1. to attach as a quality, consequence, or condition 2. archaic to join together materially ; unite 3. to add to something earlier, larger, or more important 4. to incorporate (a country or other territory) within the domain of a state 5. to obtain or take for oneself annexation noun annexational adjective annexationist noun II. noun Date: 1501 something annexed as an expansion or supplement: as a. an added stipulation or statement ; appendix b. a subsidiary or supplementary building or structure ; wing

U.S. Military Dictionary

A document appended to an operation order or other document to make it clearer or to give further details.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. 1 a add as a subordinate part. b (often foll. by to) append to a book etc. 2 incorporate (territory of another) into one's own. 3 add as a condition or consequence. 4 colloq. take without right. Derivatives: annexation n. Etymology: ME f. OF annexer f. L annectere (as AN-(2), nectere nex- bind)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Annex An*nex", v. i. To join; to be united. --Tooke.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Annex An*nex", n. [F. annexe, L. annexus, neut. annexum, p. p. of annectere.] Something annexed or appended; as, an additional stipulation to a writing, a subsidiary building to a main building; a wing.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Annex An*nex", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Annexed; p. pr. & vb. n. Annexing.] [F. annexer, fr. L. annexus, p. p. of annectere to tie or bind to; ad + nectere to tie, to fasten together, akin to Skr. nah to bind.] 1. To join or attach; usually to subjoin; to affix; to append; -- followed by to. ``He annexed a codicil to a will.'' --Johnson. 2. To join or add, as a smaller thing to a greater. He annexed a province to his kingdom. --Johnson. 3. To attach or connect, as a consequence, condition, etc.; as, to annex a penalty to a prohibition, or punishment to guilt. Syn: To add; append; affix; unite; coalesce. See Add.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(annexes, annexing, annexed) 1. If a country annexes another country or an area of land, it seizes it and takes control of it. Rome annexed the Nabatean kingdom in 106 AD... Hitler was determined to annex Austria to Germany. VERB: V n, V n to n annexation (annexations) ...Indonesia's annexation of East Timor. N-COUNT: usu sing, usu N of n 2. Annex is the same as annexe. (AM) N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Affix, attach, subjoin, superadd, append, tag, tack. See add. 2. Join, unite, connect.

Moby Thesaurus

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