Definition of "annex" []

  • To append or attach, especially to a larger or more significant thing. (verb-transitive)
  • To incorporate (territory) into an existing political unit such as a country, state, county, or city. (verb-transitive)
  • To add or attach, as an attribute, condition, or consequence. (verb-transitive)
  • A building added on to a larger one or an auxiliary building situated near a main one. (noun)
  • An addition, such as an appendix, that is made to a record or other document. (noun)
  • To join or add, esp to something larger; attach (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To add (territory) by conquest or occupation (verb)
  • To add or append as a condition, warranty, etc (verb)
  • To appropriate without permission (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "annex" in a sentence
  • ""This is what we call our annex -- the annex to our camp.""
  • "On October 3, the committee suspended publication of the so-called annex bulletin on the Suez situation because of “the preponderance of indications that the UK and France do not intend to resort to force at this time.”"
  • "Two other guest rooms occupy a separate wing, and a fourth is located in the attic of the garage annex, which is connected to the house by a glass passageway."