Simple Definition of attachment
: an extra part that can be used with a machine to make it do a particular job
: strong feelings of affection or loyalty for someone or something
: a document or file that is sent with e-mail
Full Definition of attachment
1 : a seizure by legal process; also : the writ or precept commanding such seizure
3 : a device attached to a machine or implement
4 : the physical connection by which one thing is attached to another
5 : the process of physically attaching
Examples of attachment
The vacuum cleaner attachments help clean in tight spaces.
I need a longer attachment for the drill.
I'll send the document as an attachment to my next e-mail.
First Known Use of attachment
Rhymes with attachment
Learn More about attachment
Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for "attachment" Medical Dictionary: Definition of "attachment" Spanish Central: Translation of "attachment" Nglish: Translation of "attachment" for Spanish speakers Britannica English: Translation of "attachment" for Arabic speakers Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "attachment"
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up attachment? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).