verb (used with object)
noun Also especially British, an·nexe.
Origin of annex
Examples from the Web for annexe
Now there is a water-butt at the junction of the annexe and the main building.A Floating Home|Cyril Ionides
An annexe was attached to one of the buildings, and it was used as a smithy; a few of the people also slept there.The Stamps of Canada|Bertram Poole
What he dreaded most were the classes which were held twice a week in an annexe of the college.The Quaint Companions|Leonard Merrick
Administratively El Wad is the capital of an annexe to the territory of Tuggurt.
The Irish Party had now become little better than an annexe of Liberalism.Ireland Since Parnell|Daniel Desmond Sheehan
esp US annex
- an extension to a main building
- a building used as an addition to a main building nearby
verb (æˈnɛks) (tr)
Word Origin 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.