2. To heat, as glass, tiles, or earthenware, in order to fix the colors laid on them.
(An*neal"er) n. One who, or that which, anneals.
1. The process used to render glass, iron, etc., less brittle, performed by allowing them to cool very
gradually from a high heat.
2. The burning of metallic colors into glass, earthenware, etc.
(An*nec"tent) a. [L. annectere to tie or bind to. See Annex.] Connecting; annexing. Owen.
(An`ne*lid An*nel"i*dan) a. [F. annélide, fr. anneler to arrange in rings, OF. anel a ring, fr. L.
anellus a ring, dim. of annulus a ring.] (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Annelida. n. One of the Annelida.
(||An*nel"i*da) n. pl. [NL. See Annelid.] (Zoöl.) A division of the Articulata, having the body
formed of numerous rings or annular segments, and without jointed legs. The principal subdivisions are
the Chætopoda, including the Oligochæta or earthworms and Polychæta or marine worms; and the Hirudinea
or leeches. See Chætopoda.
(An*nel"i*dous) a. (Zoöl.) Of the nature of an annelid.
(||An`nel*la"ta) n. pl. [NL.] (Zoöl.) See Annelida.
(An"ne*loid) n. [F. annelé ringed + -oid.] (Zoöl.) An animal resembling an annelid.
(An*nex") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Annexed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Annexing.] [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
2. To join or add, as a smaller thing to a greater.
He annexed a province to his kingdom.
3. To attach or connect, as a consequence, condition, etc.; as, to annex a penalty to a prohibition, or
punishment to guilt.
Syn. To add; append; affix; unite; coalesce. See Add.
(An*nex"), v. i. To join; to be united. Tooke.
(An*nex") n. [F. annexe, L. annexus, neut. annexum, p. p. of annectere.] Something annexed
or appended; as, an additional stipulation to a writing, a subsidiary building to a main building; a wing.
(An`nex*a"tion) n. [Cf. F. annexation. See Annex, v. t.]
1. The act of annexing; process of attaching, adding, or appending; the act of connecting; union; as, the
annexation of Texas to the United States, or of chattels to the freehold.
2. (a) (Law) The union of property with a freehold so as to become a fixture. Bouvier. (b) (Scots
Law) The appropriation of lands or rents to the crown. Wharton.
(An`nex*a"tion*ist), n. One who favors annexation.