insert

verb
in·​sert | \ in-ˈsərt How to pronounce insert (audio) \
inserted; inserting; inserts

Definition of insert

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to put or thrust in insert the key in the lock
2 : to put or introduce into the body of something : interpolate insert a change in a manuscript
3 : to set in and make fast especially : to insert by sewing between two cut edges
4 : to place into action (as in a game) insert a new pitcher

intransitive verb

of a muscle : to be in attachment to the part to be moved

insert

noun
in·​sert | \ ˈin-ˌsərt How to pronounce insert (audio) \

Definition of insert (Entry 2 of 2)

: something that is inserted especially : written or printed material inserted (as between the leaves of a book)

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Other Words from insert

Verb

inserter noun

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Verb

introduce, insert, insinuate, interpolate, intercalate, interpose, interject mean to put between or among others. introduce is a general term for bringing or placing a thing or person into a group or body already in existence. introduced a new topic into the conversation insert implies putting into a fixed or open space between or among. inserted a clause in the contract insinuate implies introducing gradually or by gentle pressure. insinuated himself into the group interpolate applies to the inserting of something extraneous or spurious. interpolated her own comments into the report intercalate suggests an intrusive inserting of something in an existing series or sequence. new chapters intercalated with the old interpose suggests inserting an obstruction or cause of delay. interpose barriers to communication interject implies an abrupt or forced introduction. interjected a question

Examples of insert in a Sentence

Verb Insert your credit card here. You need to insert a comma between these two words. insert a space between paragraphs They tried to insert themselves into the conversation. Noun The pot comes with an insert for steaming. advertising inserts in the Sunday paper Each box includes an insert explaining the product's proper use.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The mask comes with a nose wire across the top and is made with two layers, which create a space to insert a disposable mask inside to act as a filter. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 Nov. 2020 The best way to check for doneness is to insert a toothpick or a cake tester in the center of the brownies. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 24 Mar. 2021 Other senators also seized on the opportunity to insert pet provisions into the bill. New York Times, 18 May 2021 Her decision to insert herself into her neighbors’ business has unforeseen consequences—ones that threaten to upend her whole world. Annabel Gutterman, Time, 14 May 2021 Trout will sign thousands of cards each year, so that Topps can insert them into packs. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 30 Apr. 2021 After 10 days in the hospital, being able to leave meant having a procedure to insert a feeding tube. Karen Finney, CNN, 7 May 2021 But when the bottom of the eighth began, Lovullo went back to his bench to insert Stephen Vogt behind the plate, keeping Varsho in the game in center field. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 5 May 2021 And Thursday is Matt Shoemaker's regular turn, but after allowing nine runs in 3 ⅓ innings Saturday, the Twins could give him an extra day, or insert Randy Dobnak into the rotation. Star Tribune, 2 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun And to ensure a comfortable fit all season long, the sandals feature a rubber insert in the sole for a no-slip grip. Travel + Leisure, 3 June 2021 Shoppers looking to keep their kitchens ventilated can pick up the Faber INSP28SS240 cabinet insert hood, available at $349, which is 20% off of its list price of $436.25. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, 25 May 2021 Meanwhile, assemble a large steamer (like your pasta pot, with a steamer insert set inside). Renee Erickson, Robb Report, 25 May 2021 Brooke got creative in the living room, adding an electric insert framed out by bricks. Jody Garlock, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 May 2021 Although the Canyon Crest yearbook is now complete, the yearbook staff is working on a supplement that will be added as an insert when the books arrive on campus around June 4. San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 May 2021 This duvet insert also has an average 4.74-star rating across more than 400 reviews. Ambar Pardilla, NBC News, 15 Mar. 2021 In addition, a lyrics & art sheet was included, along with a magnet sheet insert. Brad Moon, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2021 Each also comes with a black alligator leather strap topped with a diamond insert at the end. Kristen Shirley, Robb Report, 2 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of insert

Verb

1529, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for insert

Verb

Latin insertus, past participle of inserere, from in- + serere to join — more at series

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18 Jun 2021

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“Insert.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insert. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for insert

insert

verb

English Language Learners Definition of insert

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to put (something) in something
: to cause (someone) to be involved in an activity

insert

noun

English Language Learners Definition of insert (Entry 2 of 2)

: something that is put into something else especially : a small section or piece of paper with information that is placed inside something

insert

verb
in·​sert | \ in-ˈsərt How to pronounce insert (audio) \
inserted; inserting

Kids Definition of insert

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to put in or into Insert a coin in the slot.

insert

noun
in·​sert | \ ˈin-ˌsərt How to pronounce insert (audio) \

Kids Definition of insert (Entry 2 of 2)

: something that is or is meant to be inserted an advertising insert
in·​sert | \ in-ˈsərt How to pronounce insert (audio) \

Medical Definition of insert

of a muscle
: to be in attachment to the part to be moved

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