- Grammar. an affix that follows the element to which it is added, as -ly in kindly.
- something added to the end of something else.
- Grammar. to add as a suffix.
- to affix at the end of something.
- to fix or put under.
- to admit a suffix.
- to add a suffix.
Origin of suffix
Examples from the Web for suffix
Contemporary Examples of suffix
“I think Spire is just the suffix,” said Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi.Font of Invention
September 18, 2014
Historical Examples of suffix
In Latin the suffix -etum was used to designate a grove or plantation.
Garin or Warin, because the original vowel and the suffix are both different.
Landscape, earlier landskip, has the suffix which in English would be -ship.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)
This suffix is seldom used except with names of countries and states.Orthography
Elmer W. Cavins
Males usually add the title Sing as a suffix to their names.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
- grammar an affix that follows the stem to which it is attached, as for example -s and -ness in dogs and softnessCompare prefix (def. 1)
- anything that is added at the end of something else
- (tr) grammar to add (a morpheme) as a suffix to the end of a word
- (tr) to add (something) at the end of a sentence, comment, or piece of writing
Word Origin for suffix
in the grammatical sense, 1778, from suffix (n.). Related: Suffixed; suffixing.
A letter or a group of letters added to the end of a word to change its meaning. For example, adding the suffix -ter to the adjective hot turns it into the comparative adjective hotter, and adding the suffix -ly to the adjective quick turns it into the adverb quickly. Other examples of words with suffixes are: “willing,” “management,” “serviceable,” “harmonize,” and “joyful.” (Compare prefix.)