What does affix mean?

Definitions for affixəˈfɪks; ˈæf ɪks

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word affix.

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

  6. Origin: [L. affixus, p. p. of affigere: cf. F. affixe.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Affix

    af-fiks′, v.t. to fix to: to add: to attach (to, on, upon).—n. Af′fix, an addition to a root, stem, or word, to modify its meaning or use, whether prefix or suffix: any appendage or addition. [L. affigĕre, -fixumad, to, figĕre, to fix. See Fix.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of affix in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of affix in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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