Definitions for prefixˈpri fɪks; priˈfɪks

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prefix(verb)

    an affix that is added in front of the word

  2. prefix(verb)

    attach a prefix to

    "prefixed words"

Wiktionary

  1. prefix(Noun)

    That which is prefixed; especially one or more letters or syllables added to the beginning of a word to modify its meaning; as, pre- in prefix, con- in conjure.

  2. prefix(Verb)

    To determine beforehand; to set in advance.

  3. prefix(Verb)

    To put or fix before, or at the beginning of something; to place at the start.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prefix(verb)

    to put or fix before, or at the beginning of, another thing; as, to prefix a syllable to a word, or a condition to an agreement

  2. Prefix(verb)

    to set or appoint beforehand; to settle or establish antecedently

  3. Prefix(noun)

    that which is prefixed; esp., one or more letters or syllables combined or united with the beginning of a word to modify its signification; as, pre- in prefix, con- in conjure

  4. Origin: [L. praefixus, p. p. of praefigere to fix or fasten before; prae before + figere to fix: cf. F. prfix fixed beforehand, determined, prfixer to prefix. See Fix.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prefix

    prē-fiks′, v.t. to put before, or at the beginning: to fix beforehand.—ns. Prē′fix, a letter, syllable, or word put before another word to affect its meaning; Prefix′ion, act of prefixing.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prefix in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prefix in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Through helping one another, you can often eliminate the prefix ‘im’ from the word impossible!

  2. Burton:

    It is a kind of policy in these days to prefix a fantastical title to a book which is to be sold; for as larks come down to a day-net, many vain readers will tarry and stand gazing, like silly passengers, at an antic picture in a painter?s shop that will not look at a judicious piece.

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