From Latin appendō (“hang something upon something, suspend on”) or French appendre: compare with Old English appenden, apenden (“to belong”), Old French apendre, French appendre, from Latin appendere, present active infinitive of appendō (“hang something upon something, suspend on”); from ad (“on, upon, against”) + pendō (“I suspend, hang”). See also pendant.
- (transitive) To hang or attach to, as by a string, so that the thing is suspended; as, a seal appended to a record; the inscription was appended to the column.
- (transitive) To add, as an accessory to the principal thing; to annex; as, notes appended to this chapter.
- (computing) To write more data to the end of a pre-existing file.
append (plural appends)