- 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
Related Words for affixesfasten, glue, paste, tack, append, join, annex, bind, subjoin, add, tag, rivet
Examples from the Web for affixes
Historical Examples of 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 for affix
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.