Verb append Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


append (third-person singular simple present appends, present participle appending, simple past and past participle appended)

  1. (transitive) To hang or attach to, as by a string, so that the thing is suspended;
  2. (transitive) To add, as an accessory to the principal thing; to annex
  3. (computing) To write more data to the end of a pre-existing file, string, or other non-constant data type.

More definition: add as a supplement, accessory, or appendix; subjoin, to append a note to a letter. attach or suspend as a pendant. sign a document with; affix, to append one's signature to a will.

1. to add as a supplement, to append a footnote

2. to attach; hang on Word OriginC15, from Late Latin appendere to hang (something) from, from Latin pendere to hangCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
late 14c., "to belong to as a possession or right," from Old French apendre (13c.) belong, be dependent (on); attach (oneself) to; hang, hang up," and directly from Latin appendere "to cause to hang (from something), weigh," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + pendere "hang" (see pendant).Meaning "to hang on, attach as a pendant" is 1640s; that of "attach as an appendix" is recorded by 184

3. OED says the original word was obsolete by c.1500, and these later transitive senses represent a reborrowing from Latin or French. Related, Appended; appending.


For nine years he maintained this attitude, and resolutely refused to append his signature to the treaty of 1831.

(On the evidence that the last 12 verses are not by the same hand as the rest of the Gospels see Westcott and Hort's New Testament in Greek, append., p. 29 seq.

The Codex Alexandrinus does indeed append the Clementine Epistles to its text of the New Testament.

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