Definition of attached in US English:



  • 1Joined, fastened, or connected to something.

    ‘please complete the attached form’
    ‘a ground-floor bedroom with a bathroom attached’
    • ‘We refer to your letter of June 10, 2004, a copy of which is attached for your reference.’
    • ‘They have price tickets and bar codes attached.’
    • ‘Can you please put the attached document on the intranet ASAP.’
    • ‘When the group was performing in Muntilan, East Java, a spectator, a woman, threw him some cigarettes with an attached note, requesting an introduction.’
    • ‘Although the report was headlined as showing a ‘major explosion’ in racist sentiment, the attached documentation told a rather different story.’
    • ‘You are returning the $900 dress because it really doesn't fit, despite wearing it to Saturday night's ball, with the tags still attached.’
    • ‘A cheque for £85 is attached, to cover repairs.’
    • ‘The skis seem a bit silly - a floppy 2m in length and barely 4cm wide, attached only to the toe of an attractive, if balletic, soft silver boot.’
    • ‘The attached letter informs the offending parties of their apparent error, and goes on to explain the correct use of the apostrophe with the help of several examples.’
    • ‘No cover note was attached and the details of how the faxed document was sent seemed to have been lost, according to tribunal lawyers.’
    • ‘Due to public demand for the scheme, it has now been decided to collect textiles every week with recyclable materials once they are packed separately in clear plastic bags with a sticker attached.’
    • ‘A copy of these standard documents is attached as appendix B to this report.’
    • ‘The email had a Microsoft Word document attached.’
    • ‘Seeing lines of big 4x4s with horse boxes attached lining country lanes can engender a feeling of resentment that the rich are having their sport while ignoring the locals.’
    • ‘You know, this book is generally spoken of as if it proved, beyond reasonable doubt, that all publishers are fools who couldn't recognise a bestseller if it came with two years of sales figures attached.’
    • ‘I took the attached photos when I returned the next morning.’
    • ‘If it was my mistake for signing and not entering the gross income, what about the person who was supposed to compare the figures I entered with the figures on the attached documents?’
    • ‘An interim report from the Health and Safety Executive, released on Tuesday, said that the points broke under intolerable stress because two pairs of vital nuts were not attached.’
    • ‘Any relevant medical conditions should be stated and a supporting letter from a doctor must be attached.’
    • ‘Please find attached a summary of my progress thus far.’
    • ‘However, no supporting documents were attached as exhibits.’
    • ‘When he arrived at Birch Park Sorting Office in Huntington, he was given a brown envelope with a second-class stamp attached and asked to pay the 64-pence postage that was owed on the letter.’
  • 2Full of affection or fondness.

    ‘during his visit, Mark became increasingly attached to Tara’
    • ‘It's funny how attached you can become to your daily dose of blogs.’
    • ‘Dull or not, it's amazing how attached you get to them all the same.’
    • ‘How reliably and lovingly caregivers behave determines how securely attached children become.’
    • ‘In other words, women often get attached before their cognitive machinery is up and running at full throttle.’
    • ‘I think what stopped me was how attached I was to Devon.’
    • ‘And don't take anything you are too attached to - our clothes had a funny habit of getting lost in various laundries, or coming back even dirtier than they already were.’
    • ‘No matter how attached you may be to a real pet residing at your home, cleaning up after a virtual pet is much easier than cleaning up after the real variety.’
    • ‘I realized then that I was starting to become attached to him.’
    • ‘It's weird how attached you can get to an inanimate collection of metal and plastic, isn't it?’
    fond of, devoted to, full of regard for, full of admiration for
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    1. 2.1 Married or having an established romantic or sexual partner; not single.
      ‘she's cute—is she attached?’
      • ‘When asked if things will be different now as he is attached, he sniggered: "I can still fall in love easily!"’
      • ‘People get confused - they think maybe I'm not attached because I don't wear a ring.’
      • ‘Although she's not attached to anyone romantically in real life, she could've fooled fans with her on-screen chemistry with her costar in the movie.’
      • ‘She thinks he's very cute, but nothing came of it because he was attached to Kristen - and it's not her style to steal someone else's man.’
      • ‘A forthright girl tells me she hates married men who sleep around without telling their "victims" they are attached.’
      • ‘I already said she is attached, why are you still so persistent in wanting her number?’
  • 3attached to(of a person) appointed to an organization or group for special or temporary duties.

    ‘he was attached to Military Intelligence’
    • ‘While he was attached as medical officer to a mounted infantry brigade, a party came under heavy fire by the Boer.’
    • ‘He was attached as a mechanic to the artillery division of the 1st U.S. Cavalry in Iraq.’
    • ‘From there he went to the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at La Jolla, southern California, to which he was attached for the rest of his life.’
    1. 3.1 (of an organization or body) affiliated to another larger organization or body.
      ‘a public relations agency attached to the university’