A man inserts a letter in to a postbox.
An example of insert is put a card inside an envelope.
Origin of insert; from Classical Latin insertus, past participle of inserere ; from in-, in + serere, to join
transitive verbin·sert·ed, in·sert·ing, in·serts
- To put or set into, between, or among: inserted the key in the lock; insert a shim between a door jamb and frame. See Synonyms at introduce.
- To put or introduce into the body of something; interpolate: insert an illustration into a text.
- To place into an orbit, trajectory, or stream.
- To put into action: inserted a rookie into the lineup.
Origin of insertLatin &imacron;nserere, &imacron;nsert- : in-, in; see in–2 + serere, to join; see ser-2 in Indo-European roots.