- 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
Related Words for annexesaddendum, appendix, adjoin, addition, affix, arm, adjunct, supplement, attachment, subsidiary, wing, ell, associate, unite, attach, appropriate, tag, link, connect, fasten
Examples from the Web for annexes
Historical Examples of annexes
There are several young women in the world besides our two Annexes.
There is no mistaking the interest with which the two, Annexes watch all this.
One of the Annexes, as I have said, has had thoughts of becoming a doctress.
What did our two Annexes say to this unexpected turn of events?
We have twenty buildings, with five annexes—seven thousand pupils.Cuore (Heart)
Edmondo De Amicis
- 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 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.