- to add as a supplement, accessory, or appendix; subjoin: to append a note to a letter.
- to attach or suspend as a pendant.
- to sign a document with; affix: to append one's signature to a will.
Origin of append
Examples from the Web for append
Just append “/tweber/socialmedia” to your search terms when using Blekko.Testing the New Google Killer
Thomas E. Weber
November 3, 2010
Random House lawyers were not so convinced and told him to append a complete list of citations at the back of the book.Have We Given Up on Fiction?
March 17, 2010
I append her experience as nearly as possible as she is stated to have told it.Scottish Ghost Stories
They contain so much valuable information we are induced to append them.Guano
I append a brief report of one case which came under my own observation.The Sexual Life of the Child
Get it translated, and append it as a note to the next edition.My Recollections of Lord Byron
It has only seemed feasible to append some comparisons with Yuki and Miwok beliefs.Pomo Bear Doctors
Samuel Alfred Barrett
- to add as a supplementto append a footnote
- to attach; hang on
Word Origin and History for append
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 1843. 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.