- 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.
- something inserted or to be inserted.
- an extra leaf or section, printed independently, for binding or tipping into a book or periodical, especially a leaf or section consisting of an illustration or advertisement printed on different paper.
- any small picture, device, etc., surrounded partly or completely by body type.
- a paper, circular, etc., placed within the folds of a newspaper or the leaves of a book, periodical, etc.
- Movies, Television. a cut-in.
Origin of insert
Examples from the Web for insert
These tend to arrive when Shuler tempers his impulse to insert himself into the action.The Twisted History of the Noose
August 27, 2014
Klinsmann may also insert Aron Johannsson at some point if the Americans need added juice up front.USA vs. Germany World Cup Primer: Everything You Need to Know About the Epic Showdown
June 26, 2014
The state likely will lead in the countervailing lawsuits when (insert a horrid disease here) is found to be linked to e-puffing.Big Tobacco, Not MRSA, Is the Real Problem With E-Cigarettes
May 20, 2014
Insert your own cognitive disabilities from head-butting in the House of Representatives joke.Up to a Point: The U.S. Government’s Minimum Wage Is $430 Million Per Hour
P. J. O’Rourke
March 21, 2014
How many times has a friend or coworker insisted that You.Have.To.See [Insert Critically Acclaimed Series Here]?‘True Detective’ Review: You Have to Watch HBO’s Revolutionary Crime Classic
January 11, 2014
After the word "played," in the fifth line, insert the words, "if it is ever played at all."
Now bore a hole in the other end, in which insert the thread.
She had managed to insert it in the door, hoping that Kay would find it.
The result of his observations I shall also insert in the Appendix.Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air
We have to insert its thin edge at a comma, or else keep still.The Dominant Strain
Anna Chapin Ray
- to put in or between; introduce
- to introduce, as into text, such as a newspaper; interpolate
- something inserted
- a folded section placed in another for binding in with a book
- a printed sheet, esp one bearing advertising, placed loose between the leaves of a book, periodical, etc
- another word for cut in (def. 6)
Word Origin and History for insert
"to set in, put or place in," 1520s, from insert, past participle of Middle English inseren "to set in place, to graft, to introduce (into the mind)" (late 14c.), from Latin inserere "to put in, implant," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + serere "join together" (see series). Related: Inserted; inserting. The noun meaning "something inserted" is from 1893.