verb (used with object)
verb (used without object) Grammar.
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Origin of suffix
OTHER WORDS FROM suffixsuf·fix·al [suhf-ik-suhl, suh-fik-], /ˈsʌf ɪk səl, səˈfɪk-/, adjectivesuf·fix·a·tion [suhf-ik-sey-shuhn], /ˌsʌf ɪkˈseɪ ʃən/, suf·fix·ion [suh-fik-shuhn], /səˈfɪk ʃən/, nounun·suf·fixed, adjective
Words nearby suffix
Example sentences from the Web for suffix
“I think Spire is just the suffix,” said Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi.
While castra has always been a suffix, strata shows itself constantly as a prefix.A Brief History of the English Language and Literature, Vol. 2 (of 2)|John Miller Dow Meiklejohn
The very common French suffix -ville is regularly confounded with our -field.The Romance of Names|Ernest Weekley
The suffix -i, added to a noun stem, forms generally a neuter verb.The Mafulu|Robert W. Williamson
A suffix is a syllable or word which is added to the end of another word to change the meaning of the basic word.Lippincott's Horn-Ashbaugh Speller|Ernest Horn
It is in Dak a living passive participial suffix combined with the like suffix -an, forming wa(h)an.The Dakotan Languages, and Their Relations to Other Languages|Andrew Woods Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for suffix
verb (ˈsʌfɪks, səˈfɪks)
Derived forms of suffixsuffixal (ˈsʌfɪksəl), adjectivesuffixion (sʌˈfɪkʃən), noun
Word Origin for suffix
Cultural definitions for suffix
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.)