- 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 affixes
If he enters a house, steps into a canoe, affixes his name to a field, it is his.Introduction to the History of Religions
Crawford Howell Toy
The Jewish Bible follows our version, but affixes the mark of doubt to the word.Bible Animals;
J. G. Wood
All verbs with these affixes may also occur with hi-(→) inserted after the prefixes.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan
John U. Wolff
It requires of us all labor and self-sacrifice, but to these it affixes a limit.
English also uses a number of affixes that are derived from Latin and Greek.Language
- 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 affixes
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.