- to attach, append, or add, especially to something larger or more important.
- to incorporate (territory) into the domain of a city, country, or state: Germany annexed part of Czechoslovakia.
- to take or appropriate, especially without permission.
- to attach as an attribute, condition, or consequence.
- something annexed.
- a subsidiary building or an addition to a building: The emergency room is in the annex of the main building.
- something added to a document; appendix; supplement: an annex to a treaty.
Origin of annex
Examples from the Web for annex
A few hours later the Annex itself came under attack and two of the same brave GRS operatives were killed.This Sexy Thriller Is Just the Document the Benghazi Commission Needs
September 15, 2014
Annex Medical Inc Annex Medical and Sacred Heart Medical are companies that design, manufacture, and sell medical devices.After Hobby Lobby, These 82 Corporations Could Drop Birth Control Coverage
June 30, 2014
She was the first but not last leader of Russia to annex Crimea.Russian History Is on Our Side: Putin Will Surely Screw Himself
P. J. O’Rourke
May 11, 2014
“We are too small to be independent for long and would have to ask Russia to annex us,” says translator Alec.Putin’s People Stage Their Bogus Vote
May 11, 2014
That team fought their way back to the CIA annex with other Americans and sustained a low-level firefight throughout the evening.General: We Didn't Even Try To Save American Lives In Benghazi
May 1, 2014
It worked so well that by the second week in September we had to open t'other Annex.The Depot Master
Joseph C. Lincoln
But you aren't going to annex that oil until you hear from the owners?The Forbidden Trail
Adasaolan, however, did not annex the territory of his defeated cousin.The Philippine Islands
I wish we could annex this place and add it on to the Villa Camellia.The Jolliest School of All
Annex Texas, and a great field of expansion for slavery was open.The Negro and the Nation
George S. Merriam
- to join or add, esp to something larger; attach
- to add (territory) by conquest or occupation
- to add or append as a condition, warranty, etc
- to appropriate without permission
- a variant spelling (esp US) of annexe
Word Origin and History for annex
late 14c., "to connect with," from Old French annexer "to join" (13c.), from Medieval Latin annexare, frequentative of Latin annecetere "to bind to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + nectere "to tie, bind" (see nexus). Almost always meaning "to join in a subordinate capacity." Of nations or territories, c.1400. Related: Annexed; annexing.
1540s, "an adjunct, accessory," from French annexe, from annexer (see annex (v.)). Meaning "supplementary building" is from 1861.