Annex meaning

ə-nĕks, ănĕks
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.

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To incorporate into a country, state, etc. the territory of (another country, state, etc.)
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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.

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To add on or attach, as a smaller thing to a larger; append.
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An addition, such as an appendix, that is made to a record or other document.
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To add, affix, or append as an additional or minor part to an already existing item, such as a document, building, or land.
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A building added on to a larger one or an auxiliary building situated near a main one.
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To add to as a condition, consequence, etc.
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(archaic) To join; connect.
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Something added on.
  • 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.
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An addition to the territory of a country or state, from a neighbouring country or state, normally by military force.
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(intransitive) To join; to be united.

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To incorporate (territory) into an existing political unit such as a country, state, county, or city.
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To attach as an attribute, condition, or consequence.
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An addition or extension to a building.
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To add something to another thing; to incorporate.

The ancient city of Petra was annexed by Rome.

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To attach or connect, as a consequence, condition, etc.

To annex a penalty to a prohibition, or punishment to guilt.

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To append or attach, especially to a larger or more significant thing.
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To add or attach, as an attribute, condition, or consequence.
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To take or appropriate, esp. without asking.
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Origin of annex

  • Middle English annexen from Old French annexer from Latin annectere annex- to connect ad- ad- nectere to bind ned- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French annexer (“to join”), from Medieval Latin annexāre, present active infinitive of annexō, frequentative of Latin annectō (“bind to”), from ad (“to”) + nectō (“tie, bind”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Borrowing from French annexe, from Latin annexus.

    From Wiktionary