Affix

  • 1 affix — af·fix /ə fiks, a / vt 1: to attach physically 2: to attach or add in any way affix a signature to a document 3: to make by or as if by pressure affix my seal Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Affix — 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Affix — Sn nicht frei vorkommendes Wortbildungselement per. Wortschatz fach. (16. Jh., Form 20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. affīxum das Angeheftete , dem substantivierten PPP. von l. affīgere anheften, an etwas befestigen , zu l. fīgere (fīxum)… …

    Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • 4 affix — [ə fiks′, afiks′; ] for n. [, af′iks΄] vt. [< L affixus, pp. of affigere, to fasten to < ad , to + figere, FIX] 1. to fasten; attach [to affix a label to a bottle] 2. to add at the end; append n. [Fr affixe < L affixus: see AFFIX the vt …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Affix — 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. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Affíx — (lat., »Anfügung«), die am Anfang oder Ende eines Wortes angehängten Silben, die den Begriff desselben näher bestimmen, z. B. » lich« in »weiblich«. Vgl. Sprache …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 Affix — (lat. affixum, Mehrzahl affixa), Anhang, am Anfang oder Ende eines Wortes angehängte Silbe …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 8 affix — vb *fasten, attach, fix Analogous words: append, *add, subjoin, annex: *stick, adhere Antonyms: detach Contrasted words: disengage (see DETACH) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 affix — is a grammatical term for word elements added at the beginnings or ends of words (e.g. anti , post , re , able, ness, tion). It is also used for elements put in the middle of words (infixes) such as Eliza Doolittle s abso blooming lutely …

    Modern English usage

  • 10 affix — [v] attach or stick add, annex, append, bind, fasten, glue, hitch on*, join, paste, put on, rivet, slap on*, subjoin, tack, tack on*, tag, tag on*; concepts 85,113,160 Ant. detach, let go, loosen …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 affix — ► VERB ▪ attach or fasten to something else. ► NOUN Grammar ▪ an addition to a word in order to modify its meaning or create a new word. DERIVATIVES affixation noun. ORIGIN Latin affixare, from figere to fix …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 Affix — Die Bezeichnung Affix (von lat. ad figere, „anheften“; PPP: adfixum, assimiliert zu affixum) hat in der Linguistik, der Informatik, der Mathematik sowie in den verschiedenen Naturwissenschaften unterschiedliche Bedeutungen. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 13 Affix — An affix is a morpheme that is attached to a stem to form a word. Affixes may be derivational, like English ness and pre , or inflectional, like English plural s and past tense ed . They are bound morphemes by definition; prefixes and suffixes… …

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  • 14 affix — v. (D; tr.) to affix to (to affix one s signature to a document) * * * [ æfɪks] (D; tr.) to affix to (to affix one s signature to a document) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 affix — {{11}}affix (n.) 1610s, from AFFIX (Cf. affix) (v.). {{12}}affix (v.) 1530s, from M.L. affixare, frequentative of L. affigere (pp. affixus) fasten to, attach, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + figere fasten (see FIX (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 16 affix — I UK [əˈfɪks] / US / UK [ˈæfɪks] / US [ˈæˌfɪks] verb [transitive] Word forms affix : present tense I/you/we/they affix he/she/it affixes present participle affixing past tense affixed past participle affixed formal to fasten something to… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 affix — affixes, affixing, affixed (The verb is pronounced [[t]əfɪ̱ks[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]æ̱fɪks[/t]].) 1) VERB If you affix one thing to another, you stick it or attach it to the other thing. [FORMAL] [V n to n] Complete the form and affix… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 affix — I. transitive verb Etymology: Latin affixus, past participle of affigere to fasten to, from ad + figere to fasten more at fix Date: 1533 1. to attach physically < affix a stamp to a letter > 2. to attach in any way ; add, append …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 affix — affixable, adj. affixal /a fik seuhl/, affixial /a fik see euhl/, adj. affixer, n. affixment, n. v. /euh fiks /; n. /af iks/, v.t. 1. to fasten, join, or attach (usually fol. by to): to affix stamps to a letter …

    Universalium

  • 20 affix — af|fix1 [əˈfıks] v [T often passive] [Date: 1500 1600; : Medieval Latin; Origin: affixare, from Latin affigere, from ad to + figere to fasten ] formal to fasten or stick something to something else affix sth to sth ▪ A label must be affixed to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English