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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Insert  \In*sert"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Inserted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Inserting}.]  [L.  insertus  p.  p.  of  inserere  to  insert; 
  pref.  in-  in  +  serere  to  join  connect.  See  {Series}.] 
  To  set  within  something  to  put  or  thrust  in  to  introduce; 
  to  cause  to  enter  or  be  included,  or  contained;  as  to 
  insert  a  scion  in  a  stock;  to  insert  a  letter,  word  or 
  passage  in  a  composition;  to  insert  an  advertisement  in  a 
  newspaper. 
 
  These  words  were  very  weakly  inserted  where  they  will 
  be  so  liable  to  misconstruction.  --Bp. 
  Stillingfleet 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  insert 
  n  1:  a  folded  section  placed  between  the  leaves  of  another 
  publication 
  2:  something  inserted  or  to  be  inserted  [syn:  {inset}] 
  3:  (film)  a  still  inserted  and  interrupting  the  action 
  (broadcasting)  a  local  announcement  inserted  into  a 
  network  broadcast  [syn:  {cut-in}] 
  v  1:  put  or  introduce  into  the  body  of  something  "insert  a 
  picture  into  the  text"  [syn:  {infix},  {enter},  {introduce}] 
  2:  introduce;  "Insert  your  ticket  here"  [syn:  {enclose},  {inclose}, 
  {stick  in},  {put  in},  {introduce}] 
  3:  fit  snugly  into  [syn:  {tuck}] 
  4:  insert  casually;  "She  slipped  in  a  reference  to  her  own 
  work"  [syn:  {slip  in},  {stick  in},  {sneak  in}] 




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