verb (used with object)
verb (used without object) Grammar.
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Origin of suffix
OTHER WORDS FROM suffixsuf·fix·al [suhf-ik-suh l, suh-fik-] /ˈsʌf ɪk səl, səˈfɪk-/, adjectivesuf·fix·a·tion [suhf-ik-sey-shuh n] /ˌsʌf ɪkˈseɪ ʃən/, suf·fix·ion [suh-fik-shuh n] /səˈfɪk ʃən/, nounun·suf·fixed, adjective
Words nearby suffix
Example sentences from the Web for suffixes
By far the largest number of gender words are those marked by suffixes.An English Grammar|W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
Among the common suffixes in English are the suffixes or and er.Plain English|Marian Wharton
Prefixes and suffixes may not be used except when they form part of a simple word.
What they left behind them was only six words, most of which became merely the prefixes or the suffixes of the names of places.A Brief History of the English Language and Literature, Vol. 2 (of 2)|John Miller Dow Meiklejohn
Names with suffixes "Mc" or "Mac" written as "M'" throughout text; this convention is retained.
British Dictionary definitions for suffixes
verb (ˈsʌfɪks, səˈfɪks)
Derived forms of suffixsuffixal (ˈsʌfɪksəl), adjectivesuffixion (sʌˈfɪkʃən), noun
Word Origin for suffix
Cultural definitions for suffixes
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.)