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at·tach·ment

 (ə-tăch′mənt)
n.
1. The act of attaching or the condition of being attached.
2. Something, such as a tie, band, or fastener, that attaches one thing to another.
3. A bond, as of affection or loyalty; fond regard.
4.
a. A supplementary part; an accessory: bought a vacuum cleaner with several attachments.
b. A supplementary document that is attached to a primary document: stapled two attachments to the memorandum.
5. Law
a. Legal seizure of property.
b. The writ ordering such a seizure.
Synonyms: attachment, accessory, appurtenance, adjunct, appendage
These nouns denote subordinate elements added to or associated with another entity. An attachment is a distinct unit or part that adds a function to the thing to which it is connected: The food processor has an attachment for kneading dough.
An accessory is a nonessential but desirable extra: Our new car has such accessories as a GPS system and a sunroof.
An appurtenance is an item that belongs naturally although not integrally to something else: "an internationally known first-class hotel ... equipped with such appurtenances as computers, word processors, copiers and telex" (Oscar Millard).
An adjunct is a separate entity that is auxiliary or supplementary to something more basic: "Periodic short-term fasting may also be a beneficial adjunct to an anti-aging regime" (James Marti).
An appendage is a usually fixed part extending from a main body or structure: "The complete absence of appendages at the stern decreases hull resistance" (R.J.L. Dicker).

attachment

(əˈtætʃmənt)
n
1. a means of securing; a fastening
2. (often foll by to) affection or regard (for); devotion (to): attachment to a person or to a cause.
3. an object to be attached, esp a supplementary part: an attachment for an electric drill.
4. the act of attaching or the state of being attached
5. (Law)
a. the arrest of a person for disobedience to a court order
b. the lawful seizure of property and placing of it under control of a court
c. a writ authorizing such arrest or seizure
6. (Law) law the binding of a debt in the hands of a garnishee until its disposition has been decided by the court

at•tach•ment

(əˈtætʃ mənt)

n.
1. the act of attaching or the state of being attached.
2. a feeling that binds one to a person, thing, cause, ideal, or the like; devotion; regard.
3. something that attaches; a fastening or tie.
4. an additional or supplementary device: attachments for an electric drill.
5. seizure of property or persons by legal authority, esp. seizure of a defendant's property as security for debt.
6. something attached, as a document added to a letter.
[1400–50]
syn: See addition.

attachment

See: attach.

attachment

A computer file that is sent along with an e-mail message.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.attachment - a feeling of affection for a person or an institutionattachment - a feeling of affection for a person or an institution
affection, affectionateness, philia, warmness, warmheartedness, fondness, tenderness, heart - a positive feeling of liking; "he had trouble expressing the affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart"; "the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home"
2.attachment - a supplementary part or accessoryattachment - a supplementary part or accessory  
addition, add-on, improver - a component that is added to something to improve it; "the addition of a bathroom was a major improvement"; "the addition of cinnamon improved the flavor"
lens hood, hood - a tubular attachment used to keep stray light out of the lens of a camera
3.attachment - a writ authorizing the seizure of property that may be needed for the payment of a judgment in a judicial proceeding
judicial writ, writ - (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
4.attachment - a connection that fastens things together
connecter, connector, connective, connection, connexion - an instrumentality that connects; "he soldered the connection"; "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"
ligament - any connection or unifying bond
5.attachment - faithful support for a cause or political party or religionattachment - faithful support for a cause or political party or religion; "attachment to a formal agenda"; "adherence to a fat-free diet"; "the adhesion of Seville was decisive"
support - aiding the cause or policy or interests of; "the president no longer has the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support"
ecclesiasticism - excessive adherence to ecclesiastical forms and activities; "their ecclesiasticism overwhelmed their religion"
cabalism, kabbalism - adherence to some extreme traditional theological concept or interpretation
royalism - adherence or attachment to a monarchy or to the principle of monarchal government
traditionalism - adherence to tradition (especially in cultural or religious matters)
6.attachment - the act of attaching or affixing somethingattachment - the act of attaching or affixing something
compounding, combining, combination - the act of combining things to form a new whole
grafting, graft - the act of grafting something onto something else
7.attachment - the act of fastening things togetherattachment - the act of fastening things together
joining, connexion, connection - the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication); "the joining of hands around the table"; "there was a connection via the internet"
soldering, bonding - fastening firmly together
doweling - fastening by dowels
earthing, grounding - fastening electrical equipment to earth
linkage - the act of linking things together
tying, ligature - the act of tying or binding things together
welding - fastening two pieces of metal together by softening with heat and applying pressure
fixation - the activity of fastening something firmly in position

attachment

noun
2. accessory, fitting, extra, addition, component, extension, supplement, fixture, auxiliary, adaptor or adapter, supplementary part, add-on, adjunct, appendage, accoutrement, appurtenance Some models come with attachments for dusting.
3. assignment, charge, commission, transfer, appointment, secondment, detail During her course she worked on attachment at the botanical gardens.
4. fastening, coupling, link, linking, tie, bond, fixing, joint, binding, union, connection, junction, fusion, concatenation, ligature, affixation Measure from the point of attachment of the rope.
5. seizure, taking, grabbing, appropriation, annexation, confiscation, commandeering Attachment of earnings is a common method of debt collection.

attachment

noun
1. The condition of being closely tied to another by affection or faith:
affection, devotion, fondness, liking, love, loyalty (used in plural).
2. A subordinate element added to another entity:
Translations
أداة مُلْحَقَهاِرْتِبَاطمَوَدَّه، صَداقَه، تَعَلُّق
náklonnostnáklonostoddanostpříslušenství
tilknytninghengivenhedtilbehør
kaasatud fail
kiintymysliiteliitetiedosto
privrženost
gyengéd szálak
fylgihluturvæntumòykja; tenging
愛着
애착
priključekpriponka
bilaga
การผูกติด สิ่งที่แนบมา
sự gắn bó

attachment

[əˈtætʃmənt] N
1. (= accessory) → accesorio m, dispositivo m
2. (Comput) (= document) → archivo m adjunto
3. (= act of attaching) → unión f
4. (to company, department etc) → adscripción f temporal
to be on attachment (to)estar adscrito temporalmente (a)
5. (= affection) → cariño m (to por) (= loyalty) → adhesión f
6. (Jur) → incautación f, embargo m

attachment

[əˈtætʃmənt] n
(= tool) → accessoire m
(= love) → attachement m, affection f
attachment to → affection f pour, attachement m à
(COMPUTING) (to email)fichier m joint

attachment

n
(= act of attaching)Festmachen nt, → Befestigen nt; (of document (to a letter etc))An- or Beiheften nt
(= accessory: for tool etc) → Zusatzteil, Zubehörteil nt
(fig: = affection) → Zuneigung f(to zu)
(Mil etc: = temporary transfer) → Zuordnung f, → Angliederung f; to be on attachmentangegliedert or zugeteilt sein (→ to +dat)
(Comput) → Anlage f, → Anhang m, → Attachment nt

attachment

[əˈtætʃmənt] n
a. (device) → accessorio
b. (affection) attachment (to)attaccamento (per), affetto (per)

attach

(əˈtӕtʃ) verb
to fasten or join. I attached a label to my bag.
atˈtached adjective
(with to) fond of. I'm very attached to my brother.
atˈtachment noun
1. something extra attached. There are several attachments for this food-mixer.
2. (with for/to) liking or affection. I feel attachment for this town.

attachment

اِرْتِبَاط náklonnost tilknytning Zuneigung συμπάθεια accesorio, apego kiintymys attachement privrženost affetto 愛着 애착 gehechtheid bånd przywiązanie afeição привязанность bilaga การผูกติด สิ่งที่แนบมา bağlılık sự gắn bó 情感
References in classic literature ?
Her husband noticed, and thought it was the expression of a deep filial attachment which he had never suspected.
From father to son, they clung to the ancestral house with singular tenacity of home attachment.
Indeed, so far as its physical aspect is concerned, with its flat, unvaried surface, covered chiefly with wooden houses, few or none of which pretend to architectural beauty -- its irregularity, which is neither picturesque nor quaint, but only tame -- its long and lazy street, lounging wearisomely through the whole extent of be peninsula, with Gallows Hill and New Guinea at one end, and a view of the alms-house at the other -- such being the features of my native town, it would be quite as reasonable to form a sentimental attachment to a disarranged checker-board.
Indeed, these periodic seasons were often an inconvenience to the whole household; for Dinah would contract such an immoderate attachment to her scoured tin, as to insist upon it that it shouldn't be used again for any possible purpose,--at least, till the ardor of the "clarin' up" period abated.
It was to those little Baltimore boys that I felt the strongest attachment.
Her early attachment to herself was very amiable; and her inclination for good company, and power of appreciating what was elegant and clever, shewed that there was no want of taste, though strength of understanding must not be expected.
I strongly urge you to use your influence, on every occasion when you can fairly exert it, to strengthen that growing attachment, and to place it beyond the reach of any coming disasters, while you have the opportunity of doing so.
And here I may say that I have never to this day understood objections which were afterwards raised against my early attachment to print.
Remain at home, then, ungrateful lady,'' answered Cedric; ``thine is the hard heart, which can sacrifice the weal of an oppressed people to an idle and unauthorized attachment.
This, of all others, is the most powerful, most universal, and most attractive source of popular obedience and attachment.
I am persuaded in my own mind that the people have always thought right on this subject, and that their universal and uniform attachment to the cause of the Union rests on great and weighty reasons, which I shall endeavor to develop and explain in some ensuing papers.
Many considerations, besides those suggested on a former occasion, seem to place it beyond doubt that the first and most natural attachment of the people will be to the governments of their respective States.