- The definition of affix is to attach something.
An example of affixing is fastening a Girl Scout badge to a sash.
- Affix means to create an addition to something.
An example of affix is to add an extra paragraph to a letter.
- Affix is defined as to create an impression.
An example of affix is when a Notary Public impresses her seal on a legal document.
affix definition by Webster's New World
- to fasten; attach: to affix a label to a bottle
- to add at the end; append
Origin: ; from Classical Latin affixus, past participle of affigere, to fasten to ; from ad-, to plush figere, fix
- a thing affixed
- Linguis. a prefix, suffix, or infix
Origin: Fr affixe < L affixus: see affixthe
- affixal adjective
affix definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb af·fixed, af·fix·ing, af·fix·es
- To secure to something; attach: affix a label to a package.
- To impute; attribute: affix blame to him.
- To place at the end; append: affix a postscript to a letter.
- Grammar To add as an affix.
- Something that is attached, joined, or added; an appendage or addition.
- Linguistics A word element, such as a prefix or suffix, that can only occur attached to a base, stem, or root.
Origin: Medieval Latin affixāre, frequentative of Latin affīgere, affix- : ad-, ad- + fīgere, to fasten; see dhīgw- in Indo-European roots.
- af·fixˈa·ble adjective
- afˈfixˌal adjective
- afˈfixˌal·ly adverb
- af·fixˈer noun
affix - Legal Definition