- Botany. (especially of the parts of a flower) attached to or growing out of some part.
- Anatomy. having an insertion, as a muscle, tendon, or ligament; attached, as the end of a muscle that moves a bone.
Origin of inserted
- 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 inserted
In another case, a whole plate of uneaten food (including nuts, hummus and raisins) was pureed and inserted rectally.‘Rectal Feeding’ Has Nothing to Do with Nutrition, Everything to Do with Torture
December 10, 2014
The Infinity Stones are six magical stones that, when inserted into the Infinity Gauntlet, grant the wearer infinite power.Inside Marvel’s Phase 3: How ‘The Avengers’ Cross Paths with Black Panther and the New Superheroes
October 30, 2014
She inserted the question the way someone might confront a WWE wrestler about whether what happens in the ring is real.The Daily Beast's Best Longreads, Sept 7, 2014
September 7, 2014
A sheet covered his body from the neck down, making it impossible to see where, exactly, the needle had been inserted.Lifting the Curtain on Oklahoma's Botched Lethal Injection
August 29, 2014
That outsiders have inserted themselves into the situation may not be surprising.Street Battle Against Cops Again in Ferguson Despite Midnight Curfew
August 17, 2014
He crumpled the poster and inserted it beneath the lid of his iron stove.Way of the Lawless
The prices of a few are inserted; sixteen blankets were sold.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
This passage, I say, is inserted to explain the words of Moses which precede it.A Theological-Political Treatise [Part II]
Benedict of Spinoza
Kirkwood, watching and following to the threshold, inserted the key.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
The feed steam-pipe is inserted in this, and soldered in place.Boys' Book of Model Boats
Raymond Francis Yates
- anatomy (of a muscle) attached to the bone that it moves
- botany (of parts of a plant) growing from another part, as stamens from the corolla
- 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 inserted
"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.