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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Attach  \At*tach"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Attached};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Attaching}.]  [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}.] 
  1.  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.  --Paley. 
 
  A  huge  stone  to  which  the  cable  was  attached. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  3.  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.  --Miss 
  Austen. 
 
  God  .  .  .  by  various  ties  attaches  man  to  man. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  4.  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.  --Bayard 
  Taylor. 
 
  5.  To  take  seize,  or  lay  hold  of  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  6.  To  take  by  legal  authority: 
  a  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. 
  b  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.  --Miss  Yonge. 
 
  {Attached  column}  (Arch.),  a  column  engaged  in  a  wall,  so 
  that  only  a  part  of  its  circumference  projects  from  it 
 
  Syn:  To  affix;  bind;  tie;  fasten;  connect;  conjoin;  subjoin; 
  annex;  append;  win;  gain  over  conciliate. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Attach  \At*tach"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  adhere;  to  be  attached. 
 
  The  great  interest  which  attaches  to  the  mere 
  knowledge  of  these  facts  cannot  be  doubted. 
  --Brougham. 
 
  2.  To  come  into  legal  operation  in  connection  with  anything 
  to  vest;  as  dower  will  attach.  --Cooley. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Attach  \At*tach"\,  n. 
  An  attachment.  [Obs.]  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  attach 
  v  1:  cause  to  be  attached  [ant:  {detach}] 
  2:  be  attached;  be  in  contact  with 
  3:  become  attached  [ant:  {detach}] 
  4:  take  by  legal  authority  [syn:  {impound},  {sequester},  {confiscate}, 
  {seize}] 




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