Origin of appendMiddle English appenden from Old French apendre from Classical Latin appendere from ad-, to + pendere, hang: see spin
- To append is defined as to sign your name.
An example of something you can append is a letter.
- The definition of append is to make an addition to something by attachment.
An example of something you can append is a supplementary piece of documentation to your mortgage paperwork.
transitive verbap·pend·ed, ap·pend·ing, ap·pends
- To add as a supplement or appendix: appended a list of errors to the report.
- To fix to; attach: append a charm to the bracelet.
Origin of appendLatin appendere to hang upon ad- ad- pendere to hang ; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present appends, present participle appending, simple past and past participle appended)
- To hang or attach to, as by a string, so that the thing is suspended; as, a seal appended to a record; the inscription was appended to the column.
- To add, as an accessory to the principal thing; to annex; as, notes appended to this chapter.
- (computing) To write more data to the end of a pre-existing file.
- (computing) An instance of writing more data to the end of an existing file.
- To do this, the storyteller would often append the man's occupation, the location of his home, or another characteristic.
- You may or may not agree with it; if you disagree, feel free to append your own opinion to the bottom of this one.
- The use tax is also levied on public services that assist and append different types of public property.
- For nine years he maintained this attitude, and resolutely refused to append his signature to the treaty of 1831.
- The Codex Alexandrinus does indeed append the Clementine Epistles to its text of the New Testament.