Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of attaching or the condition of being attached.
  • n. Something, such as a tie, band, or fastener, that attaches one thing to another.
  • n. A bond, as of affection or loyalty; fond regard.
  • n. A supplementary part; an accessory: bought a vacuum cleaner with several attachments. See Synonyms at appendage.
  • n. A supplementary document that is attached to a primary document: stapled two attachments to the memorandum.
  • n. Law Legal seizure of property or a person.
  • n. Law The writ ordering such a seizure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A strong bonding towards or with.
  • n. A dependence, especially a strong one.
  • n. A device attached to a piece of equipment or a tool.
  • n. The process or means by which something is physically attached.
  • n. A file sent along with an email.
  • n. Taking a person's property to satisfy a court-ordered debt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act attaching, or state of being attached; close adherence or affection; fidelity; regard; an� passion of affection that binds a person.
  • n. That by which one thing is attached to another; connection.
  • n. Something attached; some adjunct attached to an instrument, machine, or other object.
  • n.
  • n. A seizure or taking into custody by virtue of a legal process.
  • n. The writ or percept commanding such seizure or taking.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of attaching; specifically, in law, a taking of the person, goods, or estate by a writ or precept in a civil action, to secure a debt or demand, or to compel to appear in court, or to punish for contempt.
  • n. The writ or process directing the person or estate of a person to be taken, for the purposes above stated.
  • n. The act or state of being attached, fastened on, or connected.
  • n. Close adherence or affection; regard; any passion or affection that binds a person to another person or to a thing.
  • n. That which attaches one thing to another, or a person to an object: as, the attachments of a muscle; the attachments of home.
  • n. That which is attached to a principal object; an adjunct: as, the æolian attachment to the piano; an attachment to a sewing-machine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a feeling of affection for a person or an institution
  • n. a connection that fastens things together
  • n. a writ authorizing the seizure of property that may be needed for the payment of a judgment in a judicial proceeding
  • n. the act of attaching or affixing something
  • n. faithful support for a cause or political party or religion
  • n. a supplementary part or accessory
  • n. the act of fastening things together

Etymologies

French attachement, attach +‎ -ment (Wiktionary)

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