- 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 annexe
And every evening after dinner he would go down to the annexe with Ata.The Moon and Sixpence
W. Somerset Maugham
The annexe, the inscription and the Rue du Petit Pont—all have disappeared .The Story of Paris
Now there is a water-butt at the junction of the annexe and the main building.A Floating Home
What he dreaded most were the classes which were held twice a week in an annexe of the college.The Quaint Companions
These would hardly add to the beauty either of the annexe or the studio.A Case in Camera
esp US annex
- an extension to a main building
- a building used as an addition to a main building nearby
- something added or annexed, esp a supplement to a document
- 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 annexe
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.