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Appendage definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

APPEND'AGE n. Something added to a principal or greater thing, though not necessary to it, as a portico to a house.
Modesty is the appendage of sobriety.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: an external body part that projects from the body; "it is important to keep the extremities warm" [syn: extremity, appendage, member]
2: a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process" [syn: process, outgrowth, appendage]
3: a part that is joined to something larger

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1647 1. an adjunct to something larger or more important ; appurtenance 2. a usually projecting part of an animal or plant body that is typically smaller and of less functional importance than the main part to which it is attached; especially a limb or analogous part (as a seta) 3. [appendant] a dependent or subordinate person

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 something attached; an addition. 2 Zool. a leg or other projecting part of an arthropod.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Appendage Ap*pend"age, n. 1. Something appended to, or accompanying, a principal or greater thing, though not necessary to it, as a portico to a house. Modesty is the appendage of sobriety. --Jer. Taylor. 2. (Biol.) A subordinate or subsidiary part or organ; an external organ or limb, esp. of the articulates. Antenn[ae] and other appendages used for feeling. --Carpenter. Syn: Addition; adjunct; concomitant.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(appendages) An appendage is something that is joined to or connected with something larger or more important. (FORMAL) ...the growing demand in Wales for recognition that it was not just an appendage to England... N-COUNT: oft N of/to n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Attachment, addition, adjunct, appurtenance, appliance, appendix, appendant, tailpiece, concomitant, accompaniment, attendant.

Moby Thesaurus

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