from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Architecture Joined to or by a wall, especially by sharing a wall with another building; not freestanding.
  • adjective Biology Fixed to a surface for one part of the life cycle, as the barnacle.
  • adjective Feeling affection for someone; fond or involved.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective fastened together.
  • adjective being joined in close association; -- of people or organizations.
  • adjective fastened onto another object; -- of objects smaller than the main object.
  • adjective (Architecture) connected by a common wall or passageway; -- used of buildings.
  • adjective (Biology) permanently attached to a substrate; not free to move about.
  • adjective associated in an exclusive sexual relationship; -- opposite of unattached.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of attach.
  • adjective In a romantic or sexual relationship.
  • adjective botany, mycology Broadly joined to a stem or stipe, but not decurrent.
  • adjective Of a residential building, sharing walls with similar buildings on two, usually opposite, sides.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective used of buildings joined by common sidewalls
  • adjective being joined in close association
  • adjective associated in an exclusive sexual relationship
  • adjective fond and affectionate


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