- 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 affixingfasten, glue, paste, tack, append, join, annex, bind, subjoin, add, tag, rivet
Examples from the Web for affixing
Contemporary Examples of affixing
After affixing the Crimson Trace laser sight, like the one Perry uses, the gun required a larger holster.Ranger Rick and the Coyote
Carol Flake Chapman
September 10, 2011
Historical Examples of affixing
On August 4th he has the gratification of affixing his name to it.Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I
Sir Moses Montefiore
This stamp was employed in affixing his signature to the remission to the Hamiltons.The Mystery of Mary Stuart
This was Luthers object in affixing his name to the little book.The Book of Vagabonds and Beggars
Nor is it to be inferred that affixing the name was intended to assert possession.Terre Napoleon
Professor Babbitt has no qualms in affixing the latter label.
- 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.