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suffix (verb)

Definition:

to attach a suffix to

Class:

contact verb (touching, hitting, tying, digging, etc.)

Related to:

suffixation

Past tense:

suffixed

Present participle:

suffixing

3rd-person singular present:

suffixes

Type of:

affix » attach » connect up

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

suffix words

Etymology:

Modern Latin suffixum, noun use of neuter of Latin suffixus "fastened", past...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

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Definition references

Wikipedia:

Suffix | postfix | ending | afformative | suffixoid | semi-suffix

an affix which is placed after the stem of a word. Common examples are case endings, which indicate the grammatical case of nouns or adjectives, and verb endings, which form the conjugation of verbs. Particularly in the study of Semitic languages, a ... (42 of 571 words)

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Suffix (disambiguation)

part of a word; an affix that follows the morphemes to which it can attach. Suffix may also refer to: Suffix (name), the style at the end of a person's name which gives additional identifying information about the person | Suffix (computer science),... (42 of 171 words, 9 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

suffix | suf. [abbreviation]

[grammar] an affix that follows the stem to which it's attached, as for example "-s" and "-ness" in "dogs" and "softness" | anything that is added at ... (26 of 386 words, 4 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/suffix

Oxford Dictionary:

suffix | suffixation [derived]

a morpheme added at the end of a word to form a derivative (e.g.-ation,-fy,-ing,-itis). | [math] : another term for "subscript". | append (something), ... (22 of 142 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/suffix

Merriam-Webster:

suffix [entry 1, noun] | suffixal [adjective, related]

an affix occurring at the end of a word, base, or phrase (12 of 93 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/suffix

suffix [entry 2, verb] | suffixation [noun, related]

to attach as a suffix (5 of 21 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/suffix show=1

New World Dictionary:

suffix | suffixal [adjective, related] | suffixation [noun, related] | suffixion [noun, related]

a letter, syllable, or group of syllables added at the end of a word or ... | anything added to the end of something else | to add as a suffix (29 of 86 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/suffix

American Heritage Dictionary:

suffix | suffixed [past tense] | suffixing [present participle] | suffixes [3rd-person singular present] | suf. [abbreviation] | suffixal [adjective, related] | suffixally [adverb, related] | suffixation [noun, related] | suffixion [noun, related]

An affix added to the end of a word or stem, serving to form a new word or ... | To add as a suffix. (24 of 85 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/suffix

Random House Dictionary:

suffix

[grammar] an affix that follows the element to which it's added, as "-ly" in "kindly". | something added to the end of something else. | [grammar] to ... (25 of 66 words, 7 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/suffix

Wiktionary:

suffix | suffixes [plural] | suffixed [past tense] | suffixing [present participle]

One or more letters or sounds added at the end of a word to modify the word's meaning. | [math] A subscript. | [transitive] to append (something) to the end of something else (31 of 63 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/suffix

Macmillan British Dictionary:

suffix [countable, linguistics] | suffixes [plural]

a letter or group of letters added to the end of a word to make a different word. For example, the suffix "-ness" is added to "great" and "happy" to ... (30 of 60 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/suffix

Cambridge Dictionary:

suffix

a letter or group of letters added at the end of a word to make a new word (18 of 43 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/suffix

Britannica Encyclopedia:

affix [grammar]

a grammatical element that is combined with a word, stem, or phrase to produce derived and inflected forms. There are three types of affixes: ... (24 of 126 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/7748​/affix

Encarta Dictionary:

suffix | suffixes [plural] | suffixed [past tense] | suffixing [present participle]

a letter or group of letters added at the end of a word or word part to form another word, e.g. "-ly" in "quickly" or "-ing" in "talking" | to add ... (30 of 101 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861716737​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

suffix

First use: 1778

Origin: Modern Latin suffixum, noun use of neuter of Latin suffixus "fastened", past participle of suffigere "fasten, fix on", from ... (20 of 34 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=suffix

American Heritage Dictionary:

suffix | suffixed [past tense] | suffixing [present participle] | suffixes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: New Latin suffīxum, from Latin, neuter of suffīxus, past participle of suffīgere, to fasten underneath, affix: ... (16 of 27 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

suffix

First use: late 18th century

Origin: (as a noun): from modern Latin suffixum, neuter past participle (used as a noun) of Latin suffigere, from sub- "subordinately" + figere "fasten"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/suffix

New World Dictionary:

suffix

Origin: Modern Latin suffixum from neuter of Latin suffixus, past participle of suffigere, to fasten on beneath from sub-, "sub-" + figere, to "fix"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/suffix

Collins Dictionary:

suffix

First use: 18th century

Origin: from New Latin suffixum, from Latin suffixus fastened below, from suffīgere, from sub- + fīgere to fasten

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/suffix

Wiktionary:

suffix | suffixes [plural] | suffixed [past tense] | suffixing [present participle]

Origin: Latin sub ("under, beneath") + fixus, perfect passive participle of figere ("to fasten, fix").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/suffix

Merriam-Webster:

suffix [entry 1, noun]

First use: 1778

Origin: New Latin suffixum, from Latin, neuter of suffixus, past participle of suffigere to fasten underneath, from sub- + figere to fasten

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/suffix

Encarta Dictionary:

suffix | suffixes [plural] | suffixed [past tense] | suffixing [present participle]

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: modern Latin suffixum from form of Latin suffixus, past participle of suffigere "fasten underneath" from figere "fix"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861716737​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

suffix | suffixes [plural] | suffixed [past tense] | suffixing [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "suffix"

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Collins Dictionary:

suffix

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of ""

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of ""

Audio 3: British English pronunciation of "suffix"

Audio 4: British English pronunciation of "suffix"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

suffix [countable, linguistics] | suffixes [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "suffix"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/suffix

Macmillan American Dictionary:

suffix [countable, linguistics] | suffixes [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "suffix"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/suffix

Cambridge Dictionary:

suffix

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "suffix"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "suffix"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/suffix

the Free Dictionary:

suffix

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "suffix"

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Google Dictionary:

suffix | suffixes [plural] | suffixed [past tense] | suffixing [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "suffix"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

suffix

Audio: North American pronunciation of "suffix"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=suffix​01 word=suffix

suffix

Audio: North American pronunciation of "suffix"

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YourDictionary Audio:

suffix

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "suffix" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

suffix

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "suffix" by speech synthesizer

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