Attached column(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.

(At*tach") v. i.

1. To adhere; to be attached.

The great interest which attaches to the mere knowledge of these facts cannot be doubted.

2. To come into legal operation in connection with anything; to vest; as, dower will attach. Cooley.

(At*tach"), n. An attachment. [Obs.] Pope.

(At*tach"a*ble) a. Capable of being attached; esp., liable to be taken by writ or precept.

(||At`ta*ché") n. [F., p. p. of attacher. See Attach, v. t.] One attached to another person or thing, as a part of a suite or staff. Specifically: One attached to an embassy.

(At*tach"ment) n. [F. attachment.]

Attach to Attempt

(At*tach") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attached ; p. pr. & vb. n. Attaching.] [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 muscles.

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 Austen.

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 Taylor.

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, 4.

The earl marshal attached Gloucester for high treason.
Miss Yonge.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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