Definitions for suffixˈsʌf ɪks; ˈsʌf ɪks, səˈfɪks

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word suffix

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

suf•fixˈsʌf ɪks; ˈsʌf ɪks, səˈfɪks(n.; v.)

  1. an affix that follows the element to which it is added, as -ly in


    Category: Grammar

  2. something added to the end of something else.

  3. (v.t.)to add as a suffix.

    Category: Grammar

  4. to affix at the end of something.

Origin of suffix:

1595–1605; < NL suffīxum, n. use of neut. of L suffīxus, ptp. of suffīgere to attach on top of =suf-suf - +fīgere to attach (see fix )

suf`fix•a′tionsəˈfɪk ʃən(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. suffix, postfix(verb)

    an affix that is added at the end of the word

  2. suffix(verb)

    attach a suffix to

    "suffix words"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. suffix(noun)ˈsʌf ɪks; v. ˈsʌf ɪks, səˈfɪks

    letters that can be added to the end of a word to create a different word


  1. suffix(Noun)

    One or more letters or sounds added at the end of a word to modify the word's meaning, such as able, which changes sing into singable, for example.

  2. suffix(Verb)

    to append (something) to the end of something else

  3. Origin: From sub + fixus, perfect passive participle of figere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suffix(noun)

    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. Suffix(noun)

    a subscript mark, number, or letter. See Subscript, a

  3. Suffix(verb)

    to add or annex to the end, as a letter or syllable to a word; to append


  1. Suffix

    In linguistics, a suffix is an affix which is placed after the stem of a word. Common examples are case endings, which indicate the grammatical case of nouns or adjectives, and verb endings, which form the conjugation of verbs. Particularly in the study of Semitic languages, a suffix is called an afformative, as they can alter the form of the words to which they are fixed. In Indo-European studies, a distinction is made between suffixes and endings. A word-final segment that is somewhere between a free morpheme and a bound morpheme is known as a suffixoid or a semi-suffix. Suffixes can carry grammatical information or lexical information. An inflectional suffix is sometimes called a desinence. Some examples in European languages: Many synthetic languages—Czech, German, Finnish, Latin, Hungarian, Russian, Turkish, etc.—use a large number of endings. Suffixes used in English frequently have Greek, French, or Latin origins.

Translations for suffix

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a small part added to the end of a word that changes the meaning

good; quick; advis; mist; yellow

Get even more translations for suffix »


Find a translation for the suffix definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these suffix definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"suffix." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 21 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for suffix?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for suffix: