attached

Definitions

  • Methods of Attaching Box Bottoms
    Methods of Attaching Box Bottoms
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj attached associated in an exclusive sexual relationship
    • adj attached used of buildings joined by common sidewalls "a block of attached houses"
    • adj attached fond and affectionate "she was very attached to her father"
    • adj attached being joined in close association "affiliated clubs","all art schools whether independent or attached to universities"
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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

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Queen Elizabeth I always wore a necklace with a little perfume bottle attached everywhere she went
    • p.adj Attached fastened, fixed, joined by taste or affection (with to), fond, devoted to
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Quotations

  • 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.”
  • John Barrymore
    John%20Barrymore
    “If it isn't the sheriff, it's the finance company; I've got more attachments on me than a vacuum cleaner.”
  • Claude Bernard
    Claude Bernard
    “A fact in itself is nothing. It is valuable only for the idea attached to it, or for the proof which it furnishes.”
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise%20Pascal
    “The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death.”
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia%20Woolf
    “Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.”

Idioms

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

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. atachier, from à (—L. ad), and the root of Tack (q.v.).

Usage

In literature:

Finally, in 1729, Behring anew sailed through the Sound, and attached his name to it.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
C. Clavicular attachment of the trapezius muscle.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
In this school Hortense formed many very strong attachments.
"Hortense, Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
He is warmly attached to hereditary customs and manners.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
I formed a deep and strong attachment for her, which, it pains me to remember, was the cause of her unhappy fate.
"Mizora: A Prophecy" by Mary E. Bradley
Hariot and he remained constantly attached.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Captain John Kenny was attached as Regimental Medical Officer.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
They were now discharged from hospital and attached to the draft battalion for training before going out once more.
"Q.6.a and Other places" by Francis Buckley
The tribesmen were strongly attached to the person of their chief.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
In common with nearly every animal, this huge despot of the North is strongly attached to its young.
"Heads and Tales" by Various
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In poetry:

HERN. This duke is rich, great, prosperous,
No blot attaches to his ancient name.
He is all-powerful. He offers you
His treasures, titles, honors, with his hand.
"The Old And The Young Bridegroom" by Victor Marie Hugo
Be therefore well-advis'd, the Godhead fear,
Regard thy soul, as long as thou dost live,
Of such attachments cautiously beware,
Nor to a punk thy Saviour's members give.
"Advice And Warning To The Adulterer" by Rees Prichard
Should painter attach to a fair human head
The thick, turgid neck of a stallion,
Or depict a spruce lass with the tail of a bass,
I am sure you would guy the rapscallion.
"Consistency" by Eugene Field
On thee, blest youth, a father's hand confers
The maid thy earliest, fondest wishes knew.
Each soft enchantment of the soul is hers;
Thine be the joys to firm attachment due.
"To a Friend on his Marriage" by Samuel Rogers
With no attachments, like a foetus in a bottle,
The obsolete house, the sea, flattened to a picture
She has one too many dimensions to enter.
Grief and anger, exorcised,
Leave her alone now.
"A Life" by Sylvia Plath
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:

This rubber "wrap" lays on the fork leg and attaches across the back with O-ring type rubber bands.
Also attached is a picture of the winning decals .).
Felt antlers, plush santa suits with bling and even tiny blue yarmulkes can be seen attached to many pets this year.
The letters UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) were always attached to it.
There are no questions of world firsts or records attached to Dekker 's trip.
About 2.3 million persons were marginally attached to the labor force in March, compared with 2.1 million a year earlier.
Once again, we Millennials trudge reluctantly back to school, clutching tightly our precious electronic gadgetry, attached to us like umbilical cords — so that even our desperate teachers hesitate before confiscating them.
Bombardier CL-600-2B19 CRJ, West Grove, Pa. Oct 17, 2005–The NTSB blamed the accident on the separation of the exhaust nozzle due to inadequately designed attachment hardware.
CBS Films has secured film rights to Square Enix's cyberpunk videogame franchise " Deus Ex," with Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh attached to produce.
The rugged antennas attach using an FCC-compliant RP-SMA or standard SMA connector.
Provides 11ac as well as 802.11n USB port for attaching USB drives.
USB port supports 3G, network access to attached printers, hard drives.
Attached to high voltage wires, once these probes enter a body, embedding less than a quarter inch in the skin, they send an electric pulse that causes muscles to contract, disabling a suspect almost immediately.
Click above link to view comments attached to an earlier edition of this article.
Citizens, though, remain attached to their local governments and often resent representation by a perceived group of outsiders.
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In science:

Similarly, the expected number of degree k vertices (k > 0) will increase on average by an amount proportional to the probability that a degree k − 1 vertex is chosen for attachment by a new edge, and decrease by an amount proportional to the probability that a degree k vertex is chosen.
Are randomly grown graphs really random?
At the same time, 2δN1(t)/t vertices will on average be chosen for attachment and thereby leave the set of isolated vertices.
Are randomly grown graphs really random?
Components of size k > 1 are lost when a vertex within a k-sized component is chosen for attachment.
Are randomly grown graphs really random?
This is the discrete-time version of a quantity recently introduced by Krapivsky et al. in the study of preferential attachment models.
Are randomly grown graphs really random?
Similarly there are two possible processes that decrease Ekl : (1) a vertex of degree k that is attached to a vertex of degree l gains an additional edge; (2) the same process with k and l reversed.
Are randomly grown graphs really random?
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