Definitions for: Annex


[n] an addition that extends a main building
[v] attach to
[v] take by conquest; as of territory
[v] take illegally, as of territory



Webster (1913) Definition: 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
guilt.

Syn: To add; append; affix; unite; coalesce. See Add.


An*nex", v. i.
To join; to be united. --Tooke.


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
wing.

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

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Famous Quotes Containing Annex:


I make personal appearances around the country. I'm starting a book tour now, and I may be coming to Toronto with the Learning Annex, which I'm doing all through the United States, so that may come up just before Christmas.

-- Burt Ward (American Actor)

I would like Israel to be a Jewish state, and therefore not to annex over 2 million Palestinians who live in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to Israel, which will make Israel a bi-national state.

-- Yitzhak Rabin (Israeli Statesman)


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