Meaning of insert

in•sert

Pronunciation: (v.in-sûrt'n.in'sûrt), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to put or place in: to insert a key in a lock.
  2. to introduce or cause to be introduced into the body of something: to insert an extra paragraph in an article.
—n.
  1. something inserted or to be inserted.
  2. an extra leaf or section, printed independently, for binding or tipping into a book or periodical, esp. a leaf or section consisting of an illustration or advertisement printed on different paper.
  3. any small picture, device, etc., surrounded partly or completely by body type.
  4. a paper, circular, etc., placed within the folds of a newspaper or the leaves of a book, periodical, etc.
  5. a cut-in.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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