Definition of attachment:
- faithful support for a religion or cause or political party
- the act of attaching or affixing something
- a feeling of affection for a person or an institution
- the act of fastening things together
- a supplementary part or accessory
- a connection that fastens things together
- a writ authorizing the seizure of property that may be needed for the payment of a judgment in a judicial proceeding
- That by which one thing is attached to another; connection; as, to cut the attachments of a muscle.
- Something attached; some adjunct attached to an instrument, machine, or other object; as, a sewing machine attachment ( i. e., a device attached to a sewing machine to enable it to do special work, as tucking, etc.).
- A seizure or taking into custody by virtue of a legal process.
- The writ or percept commanding such seizure or taking.
- The act attaching, or state of being attached; close adherence or affection; fidelity; regard; an passion of affection that binds a person; as, an attachment to a friend, or to a party.
Common misspellings for attachment:
- attachement (57%)
- attatchment (13%)
- attachemnt (5%)
- atachment (4%)
- attchment (4%)
Examples of usage for attachment:
An attachment is a feeling that binds a person by ties of heart to another person or thing; we speak of a man's adherence to his purpose, his adhesion to his party, or to anything to which he clings tenaciously, tho with no special tenderness; of his attachment to his church, to the old homestead, or to any persons or objects that he may hold dear. Affection expresses more warmth of feeling; we should not speak of a mother's attachment to her babe, but of her affection or of her devotion. Inclination expresses simply a tendency, which may be good or bad, yielded to or overcome; as, an inclination to study; an inclination to drink. Regard is more distant than affection or attachment, but closer and warmer than esteem; we speak of high esteem, kind regard. Compare ACQUAINTANCE; APPENDAGE; FRIENDSHIP; LOVE; UNION.