from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To put or set into, between, or among: inserted the key in the lock. See Synonyms at introduce.
- transitive v. To put or introduce into the body of something; interpolate: insert an illustration into a text.
- transitive v. To place into an orbit, trajectory, or stream.
- n. Something inserted or intended for insertion, as a picture or chart into written material.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To put in between or into.
- n. An image inserted into text.
- n. A promotional leaflet inserted into a magazine, newspaper, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To set within something; to put or thrust in; to introduce; to cause to enter, or be included, or contained
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put in; place or cause to be placed in or among; introduce: as, to insert a key in a lock; to insert an advertisement in a newspaper.
- In anatomy and zoology, to attach, as a muscle or ligament to a bone. See insertion, 3.
- n. Something inserted.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a folded section placed between the leaves of another publication
- n. an artifact that is inserted or is to be inserted
- n. (broadcasting) a local announcement inserted into a network program
- v. fit snugly into
- v. introduce
- v. put or introduce into something
- v. insert casually
- n. (film) a still picture that is introduced and that interrupts the action of a film
Latin īnserere, īnsert- : in-, in; + serere, to join.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin insertus, past participle of inserō. (Wiktionary)