- Annex is defined as an additional part of a building or a nearby building which is used as part of the main building.
An example of an annex is a building in the parking lot which is used as additional office space to supplement the office space in the main building.
- The definition of annex means to attach something, particularly to a larger entity.
An example of annex is to acquire new states into a country.
annex definition by Webster's New World
- to add on or attach, as a smaller thing to a larger; append
- to add to as a condition, consequence, etc.
- to incorporate into a country, state, etc. the territory of (another country, state, etc.)
- to take or appropriate, esp. without asking
- Archaic to join; connect
Origin: Middle English annexen ; from Old French annexer ; from Classical Latin annexus, past participle of annectere ; from ad-, to plush nectere, to tie, bind: see net
- a wing added to a building
- a nearby building used as an addition to the main building
- a section added as to a document; addendum
annex definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb an·nexed, an·nex·ing, an·nex·es
- To append or attach, especially to a larger or more significant thing.
- To incorporate (territory) into an existing political unit such as a country, state, county, or city.
- To add or attach, as an attribute, condition, or consequence.
- A building added on to a larger one or an auxiliary building situated near a main one.
- An addition, such as an appendix, that is made to a record or other document.
Origin: Middle English annexen, from Old French annexer, from Latin annectere, annex-, to connect : ad-, ad- + nectere, to bind; see ned- in Indo-European roots.
- anˌnex·aˈtion noun
- anˌnex·aˈtion·al adjective
- anˌnex·aˈtion·ism noun
- anˌnex·aˈtion·ist noun
annex - Business Definition
annex - Legal Definition
- To add, affix, or append as an additional or minor part to an already existing item, such as a document, building, or land.
- To attach as an attribute, condition, or consequence.