Definitions for affixəˈfɪks; ˈæf ɪks

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

af•fixəˈfɪks; ˈæf ɪks(v.; n.; v.t.)

  1. to fasten or attach:

    to affix stamps to a letter.

  2. to add on; append:

    to affix a signature to a contract.

  3. to attach (blame, reproach, etc.).

  4. (n.)something that is joined or attached.

  5. a bound inflectional or derivational element, as a prefix, infix, or suffix, added to a base or stem to form a fresh stem or a word, as -ed added to want to form wanted, or im- added to possible to form


    Category: Grammar

Origin of affix:

1525–35; < L affīxus, ptp. of affīgere to attach, fix =af-af - +fīgere to fasten


Princeton's WordNet

  1. affix(verb)

    a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form

  2. affix, stick on(verb)

    attach to

    "affix the seal here"

  3. append, add on, supplement, affix(verb)

    add to the very end

    "He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language"

  4. affix(verb)

    attach or become attached to a stem word

    "grammatical morphemes affix to the stem"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Affix(verb)

    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. Affix(verb)

    to fix or fasten in any way; to attach physically

  3. Affix(verb)

    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. Affix(verb)

    to fix or fasten figuratively; -- with on or upon; as, eyes affixed upon the ground

  5. Affix(noun)

    that which is affixed; an appendage; esp. one or more letters or syllables added at the end of a word; a suffix; a postfix


  1. Affix

    An affix is a morpheme that is attached to a word stem to form a new 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 may be separable affixes. Affixation is, thus, the linguistic process speakers use to form different words by adding morphemes at the beginning, the middle or the end of words.

Translations for affix

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to attach (something) to an object etc

Affix the stamp to the envelope.

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