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[uh-pend] /əˈpɛnd/
verb (used with object)
to add as a supplement, accessory, or appendix; subjoin:
to append a note to a letter.
to attach or suspend as a pendant.
to sign a document with; affix:
to append one's signature to a will.
1640-50; < Latin appendere, equivalent to ap- ap1 + -pendere to hang (transitive)
Related forms
misappended, adjective
unappended, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for appended
  • It was appended to the nuke project for regulatory reasons not because the nukes created the need.
  • The following text will automatically be appended to your message:.
  • The article has been emended and a note appended to make that point clear.
  • They are chiefly appended to the transverse and sigmoid parts of the colon.
  • The allegorical meaning was always attached to the description, much as a moral is appended to a fable.
  • Which suggests the further observation that the with a comparative is almost always wrong when a than-clause is appended.
  • For a couple of centuries barely two dozen were appended to laws.
  • But it is encrypted and appended with a list that specifies which other users are allowed to see the file.
  • At the end of its announcement, the committee appended a number of charts supporting its case.
  • Please feel free also to comment on any of the materials appended or ask questions about this process.
British Dictionary definitions for appended


verb (transitive)
to add as a supplement: to append a footnote
to attach; hang on
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin appendere to hang (something) from, from Latin pendere to hang
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Word Origin and History for appended



late 14c., "to belong to as a possession or right," from Old French apendre (13c.) belong, be dependent (on); attach (oneself) to; hang, hang up," and directly from Latin appendere "to cause to hang (from something), weigh," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + pendere "hang" (see pendant).

Meaning "to hang on, attach as a pendant" is 1640s; that of "attach as an appendix" is recorded by 1843. OED says the original word was obsolete by c.1500, and these later transitive senses represent a reborrowing from Latin or French. Related: Appended; appending.

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