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, Radio and Television. cut-in (defs. 1, 2)
- in·sert·a·ble, adjective
- in·sert·er, noun
- in·ter·in·sert, verb (used with object)
- pre·in·sert, verb (used with object)
- re·in·sert, verb (used with object)
- sub·in·sert, verb (used with object)
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How to use insert in a sentence
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Outfits like the Manufacturing Solutions Center are also uniquely qualified to develop a new generation of higher-performance cloth masks, or ones that use small filter inserts to stretch scarce materials further.
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These tend to arrive when Shuler tempers his impulse to insert himself into the action.
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All insert yis (or yes) before parde; which spoils both sense and metre.
All insert white after Was, which spoils metre and story (see l. 948).
All badly insert pure (dissyllabic) before flat; but smothe has two syllables.
At the head they insert a bamboo knot, with its point well sharpened into two edges.
Those chiefs generally insert gold in the teeth, which is so well fitted that it does not hinder their talking or eating at all.
British Dictionary definitions for insert
to put in or between; introduce
to introduce, as into text, such as a newspaper; interpolate
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
- insertable, adjective
- inserter, noun
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