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ANNEX

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does annex mean? 

ANNEX (noun)
  The noun ANNEX has 1 sense:

1. an addition that extends a main building

  Familiarity information: ANNEX used as a noun is very rare.


ANNEX (verb)
  The verb ANNEX has 2 senses:

1. take (territory) as if by conquest
2. attach to

  Familiarity information: ANNEX used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ANNEX (noun)


Sense 1annex [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An addition that extends a main building

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

annex; annexe; wing; extension

Hypernyms ("annex" is a kind of...):

add-on; addition; improver (a component that is added to something to improve it)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "annex"):

ell (an extension at the end and at right angles to the main building)

Holonyms ("annex" is a part of...):

building; edifice (a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place)


ANNEX (verb)


Sense 1annex [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Take (territory) as if by conquest

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

Hitler annexed Lithuania

Hypernyms (to "annex" is one way to...):

arrogate; assume; seize; take over; usurp (seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "annex"):

colonise; colonize (settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2annex [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attach to

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "annex" is one way to...):

add on; affix; append; supplement (add to the very end)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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