from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To secure to something; attach: affix a label to a package.
- transitive v. To impute; attribute: affix blame to him.
- transitive v. To place at the end; append: affix a postscript to a letter.
- transitive v. Grammar To add as an affix.
- n. Something that is attached, joined, or added; an appendage or addition.
- n. Linguistics A word element, such as a prefix or suffix, that can only occur attached to a base, stem, or root.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. That which is affixed; an appendage.
- n. A bound morpheme added to a word’s stem; formerly applied only to suffixes (also called postfixes), the term as now used comprises prefixes, suffixes, infixes, circumfixes, and suprafixes.
- n. The complex number associated to the point in the Gauss Plane with coordinates .
- v. To attach.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To subjoin, annex, or add at the close or end; to append to; to fix to any part of
- transitive v. To fix or fasten in any way; to attach physically.
- transitive v. To attach, unite, or connect with
- transitive v. To fix or fasten figuratively; -- with on or upon.
- n. 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fix; fasten, join, or attach; conjoin, add, or append; make an adjunct or part of: followed by to.
- Synonyms Add, Affix, Annex, etc. (see add), suffix, superadd, tack on, fasten on, join.
- n. That which is joined, attached, or added; an addition or attachment.
- n. In philology, a syllable or letter, prefix or suffix, attached to a word or a verbal root or stem, as in good-ness, veri-fy, civil-ize, un-able, un-con-form-able.
- n. In decorative art, any small feature, as a figure, a flower, or the like, added for ornament to a vessel or other utensil, to an architectural feature, etc.: used especially with reference to ceramics and bronzes.
- n. In mathematics, the complex number x + iy is denoted by a single letter, z; the point P, (x, y), is then called the affix of the value z; the number z is also spoken of as the affix of the point P.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. attach to
- n. a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form
- v. add to the very end
- v. attach or become attached to a stem word
Medieval Latin affixāre, frequentative of Latin affīgere, affix- : ad-, ad- + fīgere, to fasten; see dhīgw- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French affixer or Medieval Latin (1533) affixare, frequentative of Latin affigere (past participle affixus), from ad- + figere. (Wiktionary)