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AFFIX

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does affix mean? 

AFFIX (noun)
  The noun AFFIX has 1 sense:

1. a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form

  Familiarity information: AFFIX used as a noun is very rare.


AFFIX (verb)
  The verb AFFIX has 3 senses:

1. attach to
2. add to the very end
3. attach or become attached to a stem word

  Familiarity information: AFFIX used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


AFFIX (noun)


Sense 1affix [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("affix" is a kind of...):

bound form; bound morpheme (a morpheme that occurs only as part of a larger construction; eg an -s at the end of plural nouns)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "affix"):

prefix (an affix that is added in front of the word)

postfix; suffix (an affix that is added at the end of the word)

infix (an affix that is inserted inside the word)

Holonyms ("affix" is a part of...):

word (a unit of language that native speakers can identify)


AFFIX (verb)


Sense 1affix [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attach to

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

affix; stick on

Context example:

affix the seal here

Hypernyms (to "affix" is one way to...):

attach (cause to be attached)

Cause:

adhere; bind; bond; hold fast; stick; stick to (stick to firmly)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "affix"):

stamp (affix a stamp to)

seal (affix a seal to)

post (affix in a public place or for public notice)

plaster (affix conspicuously)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2affix [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Add to the very end

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

append; add on; affix; supplement

Context example:

He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language

Hypernyms (to "affix" is one way to...):

attach (cause to be attached)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "affix"):

annex (attach to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 3affix [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attach or become attached to a stem word

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

grammatical morphemes affix to the stem

Hypernyms (to "affix" is one way to...):

attach (cause to be attached)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "affix"):

infix (attach a morpheme into a stem word)

suffix (attach a suffix to)

prefix (attach a prefix to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP


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