Origin of insertfrom Classical Latin insertus, past participle of inserere from in-, in + serere, to join
A man inserts a letter in to a postbox.
Insert is defined as to put one thing into another.
An example of insert is put a card inside an envelope.
to put or fit (something) into something else; put in; introduce
anything inserted or for insertion; esp., an extra leaf or section inserted, as in a publication
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.
Something inserted or intended for insertion, as a picture or chart into written material.
Origin of insertLatin īnserere īnsert- in- in ; see in- 2. serere to join ; see ser-2 in Indo-European roots.
- Ideas of all sorts poured in upon him while he was writing, and he was not always able to resist the temptation to insert them whether pertinent or not.
- Insert " thirty "); the duration of his reign is also textually uncertain.
- Various species among those that are predaceous attack smaller insects, hunt in packs crustaceans larger than themselves, insert their narrow heads into snail-shells to pick out and devour the occupants, or pursue slugs and earthworms underground.
- It would not have been necessary to insert the initial o.
- There is no difficulty in observing the temperature of the surface of the sea on board ship, the only precautions required being to draw the water in a bucket which has not been heated in the sun in summer or exposed to frost in winter, to draw it well forward of any discharge pipes of the steamer, to place it in the shade on deck, insert the thermometer immediately and make the reading without delay.