- 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 appended
The missive was received back in London by David Barrie, a senior diplomat, who appended his own note.British Officials Portrayed Reagan as a “Bozo”
Nico Hines, Ben Jacobs
April 30, 2014
In 1901, Bram Stoker appended a new introduction to the Icelandic edition of Dracula, his most famous novel.Stoker Family Values
October 30, 2009
A complete list of the changes made is appended at the end of the file.Beowulf
The grinning death's head seal was appended in lieu of a signature, as before.The Film of Fear
As such, they may not be included but be appended to the traditional text.
Those which have (a) appended to them are known to have representatives in America.The Gypsies
Charles G. Leland
He then appended his signature and handed it to one of the attendant Cossacks.The Coming Conquest of England
- to add as a supplementto append a footnote
- to attach; hang on
Word Origin and History for appended
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.