attach

Definitions

  • Methods of Attaching Box Bottoms
    Methods of Attaching Box Bottoms
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v attach be attached; be in contact with
    • v attach become attached "The spider's thread attached to the window sill"
    • v attach cause to be attached
    • v attach take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority "The FBI seized the drugs","The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment","The police confiscated the stolen artwork"
    • v attach create social or emotional ties "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Methods of attaching Table Top to Rails Methods of attaching Table Top to Rails
Lead bale clips used for sealing bales of woolen cloth and other goods. Once a clip had been attached to a bale it attested that the goods were of an approved quality and length or amount Lead bale clips used for sealing bales of woolen cloth and other goods. Once a clip had been attached to a bale it...
A man doffs his hat, holds a bag in his hand, and has a string attached. He forms a letter E A man doffs his hat, holds a bag in his hand, and has a string attached. He forms a letter E
ATTACHING THE FOOT ATTACHING THE FOOT

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Queen Elizabeth I always wore a necklace with a little perfume bottle attached everywhere she went
    • n Attach An attachment.
    • Attach To adhere; to be attached. "The great interest which attaches to the mere knowledge of these facts cannot be doubted."
    • Attach To bind, fasten, tie, or connect; to make fast or join; as, to attach one thing to another by a string, by glue, or the like. "The shoulder blade is . . . attached only to the muscles.""A huge stone to which the cable was attached ."
    • Attach To come into legal operation in connection with anything; to vest; as, dower will attach .
    • Attach To connect, in a figurative sense; to ascribe or attribute; to affix; -- with to; as, to attach great importance to a particular circumstance. "Top this treasure a curse is attached ."
    • Attach To connect; to place so as to belong; to assign by authority; to appoint; as, an officer is attached to a certain regiment, company, or ship.
    • Attach To take by legal authority: To arrest by writ, and bring before a court, as to answer for a debt, or a contempt; -- applied to a taking of the person by a civil process; being now rarely used for the arrest of a criminal. To seize or take (goods or real estate) by virtue of a writ or precept to hold the same to satisfy a judgment which may be rendered in the suit. See Attachment, 4. "The earl marshal attached Gloucester for high treason."
    • Attach To take, seize, or lay hold of.
    • Attach To win the heart of; to connect by ties of love or self-interest; to attract; to fasten or bind by moral influence; -- with to; as, attached to a friend; attaching others to us by wealth or flattery. "Incapable of attaching a sensible man.""God . . . by various ties attaches man to man."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Researchers have developed odourless socks. The sock fabric is made by attaching molecules that contain chlorine called halamines to textile fibers
    • attach In law, to take by legal authority. To take bodily; arrest in person: now applied only to arrest of a person by civil process to answer for a contempt of court or disregard of its mandate, but formerly to arrests of all kinds: with for, also formerly with of.
    • attach To take (real or personal property) by legal warrant, to be held for the satisfaction of the judgment that may be rendered in a suit.
    • attach See attachment.
    • attach To lay hold of; seize.
    • attach To take, seize, or lay hold on, by moral force, as by affection or interest; fasten or bind by moral influence; win: as, his kindness attached us all to him.
    • attach To tack or fix to; fasten in any manner, as one thing to another, by either natural or artificial means; bind; tie; cause to adhere.
    • attach Figuratively, to connect; associate: as, to attach a particular significance to a word.
    • attach To join to or with in action or function; connect as an associate or adjunct; adjoin for duty or companionship: as, an officer is attached to such a ship, regiment, battalion, etc.; our regiment is attached to the 1st brigade; this man is attached to my service; he attached himself to me for the entire journey.
    • attach To adhere; pertain, as a quality or circumstance; belong or be incident: with to.
    • attach To be fixed or fastened; rest as an appurtenance: with on or upon.
    • attach To come into operation; take or have effect.
    • n attach An attachment.
    • n attach An attack.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The male praying mantis cannot copulate while its head is attached to its body. The female initiates sex by ripping the males head off
    • v.t Attach at-tach′ to bind or fasten: to seize: to gain over: to connect, associate: to join to in action or function:
    • v.i Attach to adhere, to be fastened upon:
    • v.t Attach at-tach′ (Shak.) to arrest
    • v.i Attach (rare) to come into effect
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Quotations

  • Peter Levi
    Peter Levi
    “Sings. Hope in every sphere of life is a privilege that attaches to action. No action, no hope.”
  • Simone Weil
    Simone%20Weil
    “Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose%20Bierce
    “Bigot, one who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not entertain.”
  • Christopher Fieldes
    Christopher Fieldes
    “The City attaches an exaggerated importance to the healing power of lunch.”
  • Anita Brookner
    Anita%20Brookner
    “No blame should attach to telling the truth. But it does, it does.”
  • Dr. Robert Anthony
    Dr. Robert Anthony
    “If you find a good solution and become attached to it, the solution may become your next problem.”

Idioms

No strings attached - If something has no strings attached, there are no obligations or requirements involved.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. atachier, F. attacher, to tie or fasten: cf. Celt. tac, tach, nail, E. tack, a small nail, tack, to fasten. Cf. Attack, and see Tack

Usage

In literature:

Today Mr. Herrick sent an Attache with a fast automobile out toward Compiegne, which is thirty-eight miles from the Porte St. Denis.
"The Note-Book of an Attache" by Eric Fisher Wood
There is some risk attached to this method of treatment.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
A quick pull with a boat hook and the line attached to the can was placed over the roller.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
His eye in the moment caught the gleam of something white attached to a part of the harness.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
The last three give attachment to the muscles of the back.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
The lower part of the bell forms a conical crown to the head and the ring of suspension is attached to the chin.
"Ancient art of the province of Chiriqui, Colombia" by William Henry Holmes
She really wished to convince her father of the reality of her attachment, apart from compensation due to loss of sight.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
After some time, he became deeply attached to a girl who, after encouraging his addresses, deserted him and married a wealthy rival.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851." by Various
In common hives, boxes should be attached to the sides, and not placed on the top.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
They will now see what sort of woman it is that can attach me, that can attach a man of sense.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
It seemed impossible for him to do enough for those to whom he was attached, or to ever give them up.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke
They have no idea of a people submitting even to temporary inconvenience from an attachment to rights and privileges.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
The emotions get attached to substitute stimuli.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
According to Mr. King, the larva of Lepas throws off its external shell five days after becoming attached.
"A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 1 of 2)" by Charles Darwin
F. A hydropathic establishment is attached to them.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
Nodes are likewise attached in various ways to the neck and body of the vessel.
"Ancient Pottery of the Mississippi Valley" by William H. Holmes
A strong attachment grew up between them.
"Josephine" by John S. C. Abbott
The honourable attachment of Cardinal Berulle for the Carmelite nuns, whom he had brought here, was know to everybody.
"Priests, Women, and Families" by J. Michelet
Non-attachment in this case means that external objects are not allowed to catch our fancy.. .
"The Zen Experience" by Thomas Hoover
We were both to be attached to the one gun of the Third Maryland Battery of Artillery.
"The Boy Spy" by Joseph Kerby
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In poetry:

Their vapid visits I refuse;
Their forced attachment I decline;
I surely have the right to choose
The friends, whose lives shall blend with mine;
My bark shall gain the open sea
With but the few I love and me.
"My Bores" by John Lawson Stoddard
Why is the heaven-descended mind
(For nobler purposes design'd)
So close attach'd to frail unthinking clay?
Fain would she taste the joys of light
And meditate her upward flight;
But her weak partner cannot bear the day.
"A Complaint of the Mind" by Ann Steele
So there were plenty to volunteer their services below,
And the rope was attached to the windlass, and down they did go,
And Jack Allingford and Jenny were raised to the top,
While Jenny, noble soul, with exhaustion was like to drop.
"Jenny Carrister, The Heroine of Lucknow-Mine" by William Topaz McGonagall
My doctors say they know the cause,
And they've gone to work with eager zest,
Probed and expounded with weighty straws,
And leeches attached to my troubled breast;
I fee them well, as attests my purse
But day after day I'm growing worse.
"Uncle Sam's Soliloquy" by Madge Morris Wagner
While swinging to a silvered chord attached to heaven's dome,
To and fro 'mid seas of stars and spirit worlds unknown,
Earth onward swept with mighty bounds, measured space, and soon
At place appointed and the hour she hovered near the moon.
"The Photograph" by Mary Alice Walton
So must I see, from where I sit and watch,
My own self sell myself, my hand attach
Its warrant to the very thefts from me—-
Thy singleness of soul that made me proud,
Thy purity of heart I loved aloud,
Thy man's-truth I was bold to bid God see!
"Any Wife To Any Husband" by Robert Browning

In news:

Fairfield, N.J.-based Electrophysics has introduced new Night Vision modules that attach to three Sony HD cameras, the HVR-Z1, HVR-A1 and HDR-SR1, enabling them to deliver HD-quality images in low light.
Reverse bobbinwork and embellishments using machine attachments and sewing techniques are featured.
3 pounds hot Italian sausage links (attached, if possible).
I put in this category my attachment to the engravings of Jean- Émile Laboureur, who recorded the parks, streets, shop windows, pleasure seekers, working people, and lovers of 1920s and 1930s France in an immaculate Art Deco style.
"The Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence is attached to topline the romantic drama " Ends of the Earth ," an Escape Artists project that The Weinstein Company is in final negotiations to acquire.
A whale entanglement team is out on the bay looking for three marker buoys that were attached to the net around June's head and left fin.
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Escape Artists are developing a bigscreen adaptation of 1980s television series "The Equalizer " with Denzel Washington attached to star.
The wind turbine's tower is almost attached.
"Advanced Job Costing," a new dynamic Estimator feature, is attached to the permanent estimate for anytime availability and reference, allowing analysis of the full estimate .
) attaches himself to the bucket of an excavator with a strap.
The microchannel heat exchangers are mounted in a moveable door, which is fixed to a frame attached to the rear of the rack.
Exp Ranch, Attached, # Families: 1 7.0 rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths.
AUBURN — Police in the south Seattle suburb of Auburn say a woman who stopped at a gas station found an explosive device attached to her car.
Sony's Internet Video System is an optional videocassette-sized box that attaches to the back of Bravia TVs.
Love is any of various emotions that relate to feelings of strong attachment to another.
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In science:

In this model the Cooper pair is modeled as a string with two Cooper electrons attached at its ends.
A String Approximation for Cooper Pair in High-T$_{\bf c}$ superconductivity
In addition to one–point weight each vertex inside the chain with coordination number q has q − 2 trees attached to it.
Matter Correlations in Branched Polymers
Modules attach to one another along their faces forming general three dimensional solids.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
The dots after the the D2 and ¯D2 for the vertices mean that the superderivatives act on the propagators attached to the vertices.
The D0-brane metric in N = 2 sigma models
The vertex to which the tadpoles are attached has all other legs of the same chirality.
The D0-brane metric in N = 2 sigma models
We will do this by introducing small finite differences between the fields attached to each fermion, and relating this difference to the inverse of the mass reasoned in the pictorial show, so that in the very low energy limit the implemented difference becomes equal to the derivative it discretizes.
It is the ambiguity. (But only three generations)
Then, C is obtained by attaching to C1 two copies of D2 , one at each point lying over p.
The Hodge Conjecture for general Prym varieties
As in the Section 4, one finds that each of r − 1 of the separating blow-up sequences creates a string of −2 curves attached to the corresponding horizontal curve, while the last one can be arbitrary, as described in the proof of Lemma 4.5.
Rational polynomials of simple type
If there are several hyperplanes, there can be open strings with ends attached to different D-branes.
Large N field theories from superstrings
Closed strings propagate on the bulk, whereas open strings are attached to the D3 branes and go from one D3 brane to another.
Large N field theories from superstrings
The first of them are the Fermi-coordinates attached to L.
Quantum Theory within the Framework of General Relativity
As we have seen, Fermi-coordinates attached to a time-like world line are preferred in the same sense as Cartesian coordinates in Euclidean space so it is geometrically meaningful to prescribe that quantization be performed in terms of them.
Quantum Theory within the Framework of General Relativity
So far this has been established only for parametric spaces attached to geodesics but in the next section this point of view will be extended to a class of accelerating bodies of reference.
Quantum Theory within the Framework of General Relativity
For the description of the phenomenon let us choose the parameter space attached to the source of the photon pairs.
Quantum Theory within the Framework of General Relativity
Finally, we remark that, in certain particular cases, it is posible to build a generalized Lagrange geometry and field theory naturally attached to a system of partial differential equations.
Harmonic Maps between Generalized Lagrange Spaces
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