Definition of "attachment" []

  • The act of attaching or the condition of being attached. (noun)
  • Something, such as a tie, band, or fastener, that attaches one thing to another. (noun)
  • A bond, as of affection or loyalty; fond regard. (noun)
  • A supplementary part; an accessory: bought a vacuum cleaner with several attachments. See Synonyms at appendage. (noun)
  • A supplementary document that is attached to a primary document: stapled two attachments to the memorandum. (noun)
  • A means of securing; a fastening (noun)

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.

  • Affection or regard (for); devotion (to) (noun)
  • An object to be attached, esp a supplementary part (noun)
  • The act of attaching or the state of being attached (noun)
  • The arrest of a person for disobedience to a court order (noun)
  • The lawful seizure of property and placing of it under control of a court (noun)
  • A writ authorizing such arrest or seizure (noun)
  • The binding of a debt in the hands of a garnishee until its disposition has been decided by the court (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "attachment" in a sentence
  • "Only when we're already on his side, wanting things to work out, do we start to realize how unlikely this attachment is and how many obstacles there are."
  • "Healthy attachment occurs naturally for many of us, especially if you had loving caregivers as a child, but some kids do suffer from what we call attachment disorder, in which they find it difficult to bond with their parents."
  • "His only attachment is to his pickup truck, his seaplane and his team of loyal modern-day warriors."