Definitions for: Affix


[n] a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form
[v] attach or become attached to a stem word; of grammatical morphemes
[v] add to the very end; "He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language"
[v] attach to; "affix the seal here"



Webster (1913) Definition: Af*fix", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Affixed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Affixing.] [LL. affixare, L. affixus, p. p. of affigere to
fasten to; ad + figere to fasten: cf. OE. affichen, F.
afficher, ultimately fr. L. affigere. See Fix.]
1. To subjoin, annex, or add at the close or end; to append
to; to fix to any part of; as, to affix a syllable to a
word; to affix a seal to an instrument; to affix one's
name to a writing.

2. To fix or fasten in any way; to attach physically.

Should they [caterpillars] affix them to the leaves
of a plant improper for their food. --Ray.

3. To attach, unite, or connect with; as, names affixed to
ideas, or ideas affixed to things; to affix a stigma to a
person; to affix ridicule or blame to any one.

4. To fix or fasten figuratively; -- with on or upon; as,
eyes affixed upon the ground. [Obs.] --Spenser.

Syn: To attach; subjoin; connect; annex; unite.


Af"fix, n.; pl. Affixes. [L. affixus, p. p. of
affigere: cf. F. affixe.]
That which is affixed; an appendage; esp. one or more letters
or syllables added at the end of a word; a suffix; a postfix.

Synonyms: add on, append, stick on, supplement

See Also: adhere, annex, attach, bind, bond, bound form, bound morpheme, hold fast, infix, infix, plaster, post, prefix, prefix, seal, stamp, stick, stick to, suffix, suffix, word

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