Definitions for: Suffix


[n] an affix that is added at the end of the word
[v] attach a suffix to; "suffix words"



Webster (1913) Definition: Suf"fix, n. [L. suffixus, p. p. of suffigere to fasten
on, to affix; sub under + figere to fix: cf. F. suffixe. See
Fix.]
1. A letter, letters, syllable, or syllables added or
appended to the end of a word or a root to modify the
meaning; a postfix.

2. (Math.) A subscript mark, number, or letter. See
Subscript, a.


Suf*fix", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suffixed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Suffixing.]
To add or annex to the end, as a letter or syllable to a
word; to append.

Antonyms: prefix

See Also: affix, affix, ending, termination

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