Definition of insert noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɪnsɜːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪnsɜːrt//
    insert (in something)
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  1. 1an extra section added to a book, newspaper or magazine, especially to advertise something an 8-page insert on the new car models
  2. 2something that is put inside something else, or added to something else These inserts fit inside any style of shoe.
  3. Word Originlate 15th cent. (in the sense ‘include (text) in a piece of writing’): from Latin insert- ‘put in’, from the verb inserere, from in- ‘into’ + serere ‘to join’.
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