insert

[ verb in-surt; noun in-surt ]
/ verb ɪnˈsɜrt; noun ˈɪn sɜrt /

verb (used with object)

to put or place in: to insert a key in a lock.
to introduce or cause to be introduced into the body of something: to insert an extra paragraph in an article.

noun

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Origin of insert

First recorded in 1520–30; from Latin insertus, past participle of inserere “to put in, insert,” equivalent to in- “in” + ser- (stem of serere “to link together”) + -tus past participle suffix; see in-2

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British Dictionary definitions for insert

insert

verb (ɪnˈsɜːt) (tr)

to put in or between; introduce
to introduce, as into text, such as a newspaper; interpolate

noun (ˈɪnsɜːt)

something inserted
  1. a folded section placed in another for binding in with a book
  2. a printed sheet, esp one bearing advertising, placed loose between the leaves of a book, periodical, etc
another word for cut in (def. 6)

Derived forms of insert

insertable, adjectiveinserter, noun

Word Origin for insert

C16: from Latin inserere to plant in, ingraft, from in- ² + serere to join
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