appendage Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “appendage” in the English Dictionary

"appendage" in British English

See all translations

appendagenoun [C]

uk   us   /əˈpen.dɪdʒ/ formal
something that ​exists as a ​smaller and less ​importantpart of something ​larger: The ​committee is a mere appendage of the ​council and has no ​power of ​its own. The ​organism has ​small leaf-like appendages. an ​arm, ​leg, or other ​bodypart: He had a ​tattoo on every ​visible appendage.
(Definition of appendage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"appendage" in American English

See all translations

appendagenoun [C]

 us   /əˈpen·dɪdʒ/
a ​smaller or less ​importantpart that is ​attached to something: The ​organism has ​small, leaflike appendages.
(Definition of appendage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of appendage?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

float

a large vehicle with a flat surface that is decorated and used in festivals

Word of the Day

PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
PLEASE DON’T SHOUT!
by Colin McIntosh,
February 09, 2016
New words are entering the language all the time. A few of these are completely new and original coinages, but the vast majority are based on the existing stock of words in some way, for example by using affixes (prefixes and suffixes). These can have the effect of changing the meaning of the

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More