Definition of Insert

1. Noun. A folded section placed between the leaves of another publication.

Generic synonyms: Section, Subdivision

2. Verb. Put or introduce into something. "Insert a picture into the text"

3. Noun. An artifact that is inserted or is to be inserted.
Exact synonyms: Inset
Generic synonyms: Artefact, Artifact
Specialized synonyms: Dickey, Dickie, Dicky, Shirtfront
Derivative terms: Inset

4. Verb. Introduce. "Insert your ticket here"

5. Noun. (broadcasting) a local announcement inserted into a network program.
Exact synonyms: Cut-in
Generic synonyms: Break, Disruption, Gap, Interruption
Category relationships: Broadcasting

6. Verb. Fit snugly into. "They insert the books into the box"; "Tuck your shirttail in"
Exact synonyms: Tuck
Generic synonyms: Close In, Enclose, Inclose, Shut In
Derivative terms: Insertion

7. Noun. (film) a still picture that is introduced and that interrupts the action of a film.
Exact synonyms: Cut-in
Generic synonyms: Break, Disruption, Gap, Interruption
Category relationships: Celluloid, Cinema, Film

8. Verb. Insert casually. "She slipped in a reference to her own work"
Exact synonyms: Slip In, Sneak In, Stick In
Generic synonyms: Add, Append, Supply
Specialized synonyms: Spatchcock

Definition of Insert

1. v. t. To set within something; to put or thrust in; to introduce; to cause to enter, or be included, or contained; as, to insert a scion in a stock; to insert a letter, word, or passage in a composition; to insert an advertisement in a newspaper.

Definition of Insert

1. Noun. A key that when pressed switches between the overtype mode and the insert mode of a computer. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To put in between or into. ¹

3. Noun. An image inserted into text. ¹

4. Noun. A promotional leaflet inserted into a magazine, newspaper, etc. ¹

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Definition of Insert

1. to put in [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Insert

1. 1. An additional length of base pairs in DNA that has been introduced into that DNA. 2. An additional length of bases that has been introduced into RNA. 3. An additional length of amino acids that has been introduced into a protein. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Insert

insert (current term)
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insertion mutation
insertion order

Literary usage of Insert

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of Theological Studies (1908)
"At In hoc istarum Paris MS has B. At Agnus insert ' (ex Primas.) '. ... At Secundum acceptam the Berlin MS gives H. At Si enim insert '(ex [Pseudo-] August. ..."

2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1888)
"insert a letter in a rabble, and make heeded. 8. insert a letter in a Mower, ... insert a letter in an insect, and make part of a river, n. ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Both are mendicant orders; 758a, after Passion insert comma sq., read 1740 sq. Antagonistic Reformation, THE, 700b, for Western Europe read Europe read ..."

4. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1877)
"Section 7, line 1, strike out the words "engineer of docks" and insert the ... Same section, lines 17 and 18, strike out the word "engineer" and insert the ..."

5. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1901)
"Longevity, after ix. insert 36 ; and for ix. 130 read 131 ; and see Parr. THIRD SERIES. P. 1. ... insert : Seventh Son, see Lancashire Custom. P. 123 b. ..."

6. A Glossary of the Old Northumbrian Gospels: (Lindisfarne Gospels Or Durham Book) by Albert Stanburrough Cook (1894)
"18 after 49 insert J. 4,12. 29 before 25 insert 25, 35. 34 before Mt. insert ... 34 for sn. read wn. — 44b, 1 before 11 insert 9,11. 22 after 37 insert 8 ..."

7. Dictionary of national biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1904)
"1795) : after appointed insert governor of Limerick in 1775, 6/.Í. after 1779, insert colonel in chief of the 84th regiment 1778-1803, ..."

8. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1818)
"22. article Angela, after « 4O9/ insert, Honours paid to Page 7. 1. 22. after ' 524." insert, See also Ether. him after his death, Ixx. 502. — 26. ..."

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