- Insert is defined as to put one thing into another.
An example of insert is put a card inside an envelope.
A man inserts a letter in to a postbox.
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 īnserere, īnsert- : in-, in; see in–2 + serere, to join; see ser-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present inserts, present participle inserting, simple past and past participle inserted)
- To put in between or into.
- In order to withdraw money from a cash machine you have to insert your debit card first.
- To make your proof easier to comprehend I recommend you insert a few more steps.
From Latin insertus, past participle of inserō.