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Meaning of AFFIX

Pronunciation:  [n]'afiks, [v]u'fiks, u'fiks

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

AFFIX is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.
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