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Definition: Attached column
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attached
; p. pr. & vb.
.] [OF. atachier, F. attacher, to tie or
fasten: cf. Celt. tac, tach, nail, E. tack a small nail, tack
to fasten. Cf. Attack
, and see Tack
1. To bind, fasten, tie, or connect; to make fast or join;
as, to attach one thing to another by a string, by glue,
or the like.
The shoulder blade is . . . attached only to the
A huge stone to which the cable was attached.
2. To connect; to place so as to belong; to assign by
authority; to appoint; as, an officer is attached to a
certain regiment, company, or ship.
3. To win the heart of; to connect by ties of love or
self-interest; to attract; to fasten or bind by moral
influence; -- with to; as, attached to a friend; attaching
others to us by wealth or flattery.
Incapable of attaching a sensible man. --Miss
God . . . by various ties attaches man to man.
4. To connect, in a figurative sense; to ascribe or
attribute; to affix; -- with to; as, to attach great
importance to a particular circumstance.
Top this treasure a curse is attached. --Bayard
5. To take, seize, or lay hold of. [Obs.] --Shak.
6. To take by legal authority:
(a) To arrest by writ, and bring before a court, as to
answer for a debt, or a contempt; -- applied to a
taking of the person by a civil process; being now
rarely used for the arrest of a criminal.
(b) To seize or take (goods or real estate) by virtue of a
writ or precept to hold the same to satisfy a judgment
which may be rendered in the suit. See Attachment
The earl marshal attached Gloucester for high
treason. --Miss Yonge.
(Arch.), a column engaged in a wall, so
that only a part of its circumference projects from it.
Syn: To affix; bind; tie; fasten; connect; conjoin; subjoin;
annex; append; win; gain over; conciliate.
, n. [L. columna, fr. columen, culmen, fr.
cellere (used only in comp.), akin to E. excel, and prob. to
holm. See Holm
, and cf. Colonel
1. (Arch.) A kind of pillar; a cylindrical or polygonal
support for a roof, ceiling, statue, etc., somewhat
ornamented, and usually composed of base, shaft, and
capital. See Order
2. Anything resembling, in form or position, a column in
architecture; an upright body or mass; a shaft or obelisk;
as, a column of air, of water, of mercury, etc.; the
Column Vend[^o]me; the spinal column.
(a) A body of troops formed in ranks, one behind the
other; -- contradistinguished from line
, and Deploy
(b) A small army.
4. (Naut.) A number of ships so arranged as to follow one
another in single or double file or in squadrons; -- in
distinction from “line”
, where they are side by side.
5. (Print.) A perpendicular set of lines, not extending
across the page, and separated from other matter by a rule
or blank space; as, a column in a newspaper.
6. (Arith.) A perpendicular line of figures.
7. (Bot.) The body formed by the union of the stamens in the
Mallow family, or of the stamens and pistil in the
8. (Print.) one of a series of articles written in a
periodical, usually under the same title and at regular
intervals; it may be written and signed by one or more
authors, or may appear pseudonymously or anonymously, as
an editorial column. “Safire's weekly column On Language
in the New York Times is usually more interesting (and
probably more accurate) than his political column.”
. See under Attach
, v. t.
. See under Cluster
, v. t.
, a thin strip of brass separating columns of
type in the form, and making a line between them in