Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To bind, fasten, tie, or connect; to make fast or join;
attachone thing to another by a string, by glue, or the like
The shoulder blade is . . .
attachedonly to the muscles.
A huge stone to which the cable was
To connect; to place so as to belong; to assign by authority; to appoint;
as, an officer is.
attachedto a certain regiment, company, or ship
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;
attachedto a friend;
attachingothers to us by wealth or flattery.
attachinga sensible man.
God . . . by various ties
attachesman to man.
To connect, in a figurative sense; to ascribe or attribute; to affix; – with to;
attachgreat importance to a particular circumstance
Top this treasure a curse is
To take, seize, or lay hold of.
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
The earl marshal
attachedGloucester for high treason.
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.
To adhere; to be attached.
The great interest which
attachesto the mere knowledge of these facts cannot be doubted.
To come into legal operation in connection with anything; to vest;
as, dower will.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To take by legal authority; to arrest the person by writ, to answer for a debt; applied to a taking of the person by a civil process; being never used for the arrest of a criminal. It is applied also to the taking of goods and real estate by an officer, by virtue of a writ or precept, to hold the same to satisfy a judgment to be rendered in the suit.
2.To take, seize and lay hold on, by moral force, as by affection or interest; to win the heart; to fasten or bind by moral influence; as, attached to a friend; attaching others to us by wealth or flattery.
3.To make to adhere; to tie, bind or fasten; as, to attach substances by any glutinous matter; to attach one thing to another by a string.