attached

[ uh-tacht ]
/ əˈtætʃt /

adjective

joined; connected; bound.
having a wall in common with another building (opposed to detached): an attached house.
Zoology. permanently fixed to the substratum; sessile.

Origin of attached

First recorded in 1545–55; attach + -ed2
Related formsnon·at·tached, adjectiveo·ver·at·tached, adjectivewell-at·tached, adjective

Definition for attached (2 of 2)

attach

[ uh-tach ]
/ əˈtætʃ /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to adhere; pertain; belong (usually followed by to or upon): No blame attaches to him.

Origin of attach

1300–50; Middle English atachen < Anglo-French atacher to seize, Old French atachier to fasten, alteration of estachier to fasten with or to a stake, equivalent to estach(e) (< Germanic *stakka stake1) + -ier infinitive suffix
Related forms
Can be confusedattach attaché
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British Dictionary definitions for attached (1 of 2)

attached

/ (əˈtætʃt) /

adjective

(foll by to) fond (of); full of regard (for)he was very attached to the old lady
married, engaged, or associated in an exclusive sexual relationshipit's no good dancing with her, she's already attached

British Dictionary definitions for attached (2 of 2)

attach

/ (əˈtætʃ) /

verb (mainly tr)

Derived Formsattachable, adjectiveattacher, noun

Word Origin for attach

C14: from Old French atachier to fasten, changed from estachier to fasten with a stake, from estache stake 1
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Idioms and Phrases with attached

attach


see no strings attached.

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