at·​tached | \ ə-ˈtacht How to pronounce attached (audio) \

Definition of attached

1 : connected or joined to something see the attached document a house with an attached garage
2 : emotionally connected : having strong feelings of affection or connection These are happy and well-adjusted children who are very attached to their adoptive family.— Micky Duxbury
3 : permanently fixed when adult attached barnacles

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Examples of attached in a Sentence

Please fill out the attached application. Please see the document attached. The house has an attached garage. We both became very attached to the cat.
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Recent Examples on the Web Many still feel attached to the light provided by a cavorting flame, seeking it out from wood and wax when wishing to disappear into memories or create venues for intimacy. Christopher Preston, Smithsonian, "How Cities and Lights Drive the Evolution of Life," 26 Nov. 2019 That will be followed by a captive-carry flight in which the rocket will remain attached to the plane throughout the flight. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: SpaceX goes vertical, smallsat launch dates slip," 10 Jan. 2020 The Dragon is expected to remain attached to the space station until Jan. 6. Fox News, "SpaceX launches payload of 'muscle mice,' barley grains to space station," 6 Dec. 2019 Firefighters were called to the three-bay garage and attached office at 200 S. Main St. at 10:07 a.m. The first arriving firefighters found a working fire in the structure, Warehouse Point Fire Chief James Barton said. Jesse Leavenworth,, "Blaze that destroyed East Windsor auto body shop likely an accident, fire marshal says," 19 Sep. 2019 The casino and its attached hotel sit in the marsh at the western edge of greater Miami, where development ends. Gena Steffens, Smithsonian, "The Snakes That Ate Florida," 11 July 2019 Advisory board member Michael Mason made the successful motion to adopt the Option 2 attendance zone plan after advisory board member Melanie Fox had attempted different times to make a similar motion but with attached requirements to it. Cynthia Howell, Arkansas Online, "Panel advances second option for new Little Rock School District high school attendance zones," 6 Dec. 2019 When a stub of a limb is left attached to the trunk, the roll of new bark that the trunk will try to grow in its attempt to heal the wound will not be able to cover over the cut. Neil Sperry,, "Dying Shumard oak could have oak wilt," 20 Nov. 2019 Understandably, this can be difficult to do given how attached people are to their electronics. Mayo Clinic News Network,, "Address habits that may interfere with child’s sleep," 8 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of attached

1734, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of attached was in 1734

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20 Feb 2020

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“Attached.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of attached

: connected or joined to something
: emotionally connected : having strong feelings of affection

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