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SUFFIX

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does suffix mean? 

SUFFIX (noun)
  The noun SUFFIX has 1 sense:

1. an affix that is added at the end of the word

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


SUFFIX (verb)
  The verb SUFFIX has 1 sense:

1. attach a suffix to

  Familiarity information: SUFFIX used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUFFIX (noun)


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Meaning:

An affix that is added at the end of the word

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

postfix; suffix

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

affix (a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form)

ending; termination (the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme))


SUFFIX (verb)


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Meaning:

Attach a suffix to

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

suffix words

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

affix (attach or become attached to a stem word)

Sentence frames:

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

Antonym:

prefix (attach a prefix to)


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