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affix


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  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.  To  fix  or  fasten  in  any  way  to  attach  physically. 
 
  Should  they  [caterpillars]  affix  them  to  the  leaves 
  of  a  plant  improper  for  their  food.  --Ray. 
 
  3.  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.  To  fix  or  fasten  figuratively;  --  with  on  or  upon  as 
  eyes  affixed  upon  the  ground.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  Syn:  To  attach;  subjoin;  connect;  annex;  unite. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  affix 
  n  :  a  linguistic  element  added  to  a  word  to  produce  an  inflected 
  or  derived  form 
  v  1:  attach  to  "affix  the  seal  here"  [syn:  {stick  on}] 
  2:  add  to  the  very  end  "He  appended  a  glossary  to  his  novel 
  where  he  used  an  invented  language"  [syn:  {append},  {add 
  on},  {supplement}] 
  3:  attach  or  become  attached  to  a  stem  word  of  grammatical 
  morphemes 




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