- to fasten, join, or attach (usually followed by to): to affix stamps to a letter.
- to put or add on; append: to affix a signature to a contract.
- to impress (a seal or stamp).
- to attach (blame, reproach, ridicule, etc.).
- something that is joined or attached.
- Grammar. a bound inflectional or derivational element, as a prefix, infix, or suffix, added to a base or stem to form a fresh stem or a word, as -ed added to want to form wanted, or im- added to possible to form impossible.
Origin of affix
Examples from the Web for affixed
His wife, Rita, would wait and pray until she would hear the bicycle squeeze horn he had affixed to the chair.How Brooklyn’s First Ice Cream Girl Fought City Hall–and Won
October 13, 2014
Cordice affixed a surgical clamp to the blade to accord a grip on it.The Black and White Men Who Saved Martin Luther King’s Life
January 20, 2014
When her bra was cut from her body, the assassin or assassins also cut off the tab on which the tiny metal clasp was affixed.Amanda Knox Faces Another Guilty Verdict
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 20, 2014
One young woman had affixed Post-its to the wall reading “Welcome Home Annie!”A Tale of Thanksgiving Triumph
November 28, 2013
Upstairs, photographs are being scanned for a slide show, then affixed to boards for display at the reception.Inside a Home Funeral
Melissa Roberts Weidman
February 5, 2013
I am not aware that any name whatever has been affixed to it, even in the most recent charts.The Field of Ice
Whereof this letter, sealed with our affixed seal, is witness.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
They were cut into or affixed to the wall, at intervals of about eighteen inches.The Prisoner of Zenda
Jed explained why the placard had been prepared and affixed to the door.Shavings
Joseph C. Lincoln
Finally he affixed his signature and spitefully threw the pen across the room.Cap'n Eri
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
- to attach, fasten, join, or stickto affix a poster to the wall
- to add or appendto affix a signature to a document
- to attach or attribute (guilt, blame, etc)
Word Origin and History for affixed
1610s, from affix (v.).
First used by Scottish writers and perhaps from Middle French affixer, a temporarily re-Latinized spelling of Old French afichier (Modern French afficher). Related: Affixed; affixing.