• Annex


    • UK IPA: /ˈæn.É›ks/

    Origin 1

    Alternative forms

    • annexe (UK, Australia, New Zealand)

    Borrowing from fr annexe, from Latin annexus.

    Full definition of annex



    (plural annexes)
    1. An addition, an extension.
    2. An appendix.
    3. An addition or extension to a building.
    4. An addition to the territory of a country or state, from a neighbouring country or state, normally by military force.

    Origin 2

    From Middle English, from Old French annexer ("to join"), from Medieval Latin annexāre, present active infinitive of annexō, frequentative of Latin annectō ("bind to"), from ad ("to") + nectō ("tie, bind").


    1. To add something to another thing; to incorporate.The ancient city of Petra was annexed by Rome.
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    2. To attach or connect, as a consequence, condition, etc.to annex a penalty to a prohibition, or punishment to guilt
    3. (intransitive) To join; to be united.

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