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Meaning of ANNEX

Pronunciation:  [n]'aneks, [v]u'neks, a'neks

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an addition that extends a main building
  2. [v]  attach to
  3. [v]  take by conquest; as of territory
  4. [v]  take illegally, as of territory

ANNEX is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: annexe, extension, take over, wing
 See Also: add on, addition, affix, append, appropriate, building, capture, colonise, colonize, conquer, edifice, ell, improver, seize, supplement, take, usurp



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \An*nex"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Annexed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Annexing}.] [F. annexer, fr. L. annexus, p. p. of annectere
    to tie or bind to; ad + nectere to tie, to fasten together,
    akin to Skr. nah to bind.]
    1. To join or attach; usually to subjoin; to affix; to
       append; -- followed by to. ``He annexed a codicil to a
       will.'' --Johnson.
    2. To join or add, as a smaller thing to a greater.
             He annexed a province to his kingdom. --Johnson.
    3. To attach or connect, as a consequence, condition, etc.;
       as, to annex a penalty to a prohibition, or punishment to
    Syn: To add; append; affix; unite; coalesce. See {Add}.
  2. \An*nex"\, v. i.
    To join; to be united. --Tooke.
  3. \An*nex"\, n. [F. annexe, L. annexus, neut. annexum, p. p.
    of annectere.]
    Something annexed or appended; as, an additional stipulation
    to a writing, a subsidiary building to a main building; a
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