attachment Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "attachment" - English Dictionary

See all translations

attachmentnoun

uk   us   /əˈtætʃ.mənt/

attachment noun (PART)

B2 [C] an extra piece of equipment that can be added to a machine: This food processor has a special attachment for grinding coffee.
More examples

attachment noun (COMPUTING)

B2 [C] a computer file that is sent together with an email message: I'll email my report to you as an attachment. I wasn't able to open that attachment.
More examples

attachment noun (FEELING OF LOVE)

C2 [C or U] a feeling of love or strong connection to someone or something: At university I formed a strong attachment to one of my tutors. She is unlikely to give up her lifelong attachment to feminist ideas. specialized psychology [C or U] a feeling of love and need for another person, for example for a mother by her child: Secure attachment is believed to be important for healthy development. Infants can form attachments to any caregiver.

attachment noun (TAKING GOODS)

[C or U] UK specialized law the act of arresting a person for failing to obey the order of a court, or of officially taking their property because they have failed to pay money that they owe
(Definition of attachment from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of attachment?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “attachment” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
poke

to greet someone on a social networking website by leaving them a special short message

Word of the Day

The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
by Liz Walter,
June 24, 2015
Look at these two sentences: My sister made the cake. The cake was made by my sister. Both these sentences mean the same. The first is an active sentence: it tells you what the sister did. The second is a passive sentence: it tells you what happened to the cake. Here are

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More