annex, annexe, extension, wing

(noun) an addition that extends a main building


(verb) attach to


(verb) take (territory) as if by conquest; “Hitler annexed Lithuania”

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Etymology 1


annex (plural annexes)

An addition, an extension.

An appendix to a book or document.

An addition or extension to a building.

An addition to the territory of a country or state, from a neighbouring country or state, normally by military force.


• (something additional): addition, supplement; See also adjunct or augmentation

Etymology 2


annex (third-person singular simple present annexes, present participle annexing, simple past and past participle annexed)

To add something to another thing, especially territory; to incorporate.

To attach or connect, as a consequence, condition, etc.

(intransitive) To join; to be united.


• underjoin


• separate


• xenna-

Source: Wiktionary

An*nex", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Annexed; p. pr. & vb. n. Annexing.] Etym: [F. annexer, fr. L. annexus, p. p. of annectere to tie or bind to; ad + nectere to tie, to fasten together, akin to Skr. nah to bind.]

1. To join or attach; usually to subjoin; to affix; to append; -- followed by to. "He annexed a codicil to a will." Johnson.

2. To join or add, as a smaller thing to a greater. He annexed a province to his kingdom. Johnson.

3. To attach or connect, as a consequence, condition, etc.; as, to annex a penalty to a prohibition, or punishment to guilt.


– To add; append; affix; unite; coalesce. See Add.

An*nex", v. i.

Definition: To join; to be united. Tooke.

An*nex", n. Etym: [F. annexe, L. annexus, neut. annexum, p. p. of annectere.]

Definition: Something annexed or appended; as, an additional stipulation to a writing, a subsidiary building to a main building; a wing.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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