Definition of Suffix

1. Noun. An affix that is added at the end of the word.

Exact synonyms: Postfix
Generic synonyms: Affix, Ending, Termination



2. Verb. Attach a suffix to. "Suffix words"
Generic synonyms: Affix
Antonyms: Prefix
Derivative terms: Suffixation

Definition of Suffix

1. n. A letter, letters, syllable, or syllables added or appended to the end of a word or a root to modify the meaning; a postfix.

2. v. t. To add or annex to the end, as a letter or syllable to a word; to append.

Definition of Suffix

1. Noun. One or more letters or sounds added at the end of a word to modify the word's meaning, such as ''able'', which changes ''sing'' into ''singable'', for example. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to append (something) to the end of something else ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Suffix

1. to add as a suffix (a form affixed to the end of a root word) [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Suffix

sufficer
sufficers
suffices
sufficeth
sufficience
sufficiences
sufficiencie
sufficiencies
sufficiency
sufficient
sufficient condition
sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof
sufficiently
sufficing
sufficingness
suffix (current term)
suffix notation
suffix tree
suffixable
suffixal
suffixation
suffixations
suffixed
suffixes
suffixhood
suffixing
suffixion
suffixions
suffixive
suffixless

Literary usage of Suffix

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"Artig is now perhaps often felt here as a suffix, but the real suffix is -ig, ... This suffix is closely related to the diminutive endings -chen and -lein. ..."

2. The Latin Language: An Historical Account of Latin Sounds, Stems and Flexions by Wallace Martin Lindsay (1894)
"In Latin, in addition to -tuti- (-tut-), which is much less in use than -tuti- (-tat-), we find a form augmented by an N-suffix, -f.-udo, Gen. ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Besides these, we must notice the comparative suffix -yans, occurring in ... If we wish to understand a suffix, we must employ comparative philology, ..."

4. Toda Grammar and Texts by Murray Barnson Emeneau (1984)
"Meanings are those of attributive nouns without suffix (III.18.1), ... The special oblique stem of some nouns is formed with a suffix -t- (III.3) and such ..."

5. A Structural and Lexical Comparison of the Tunica, Chitimacha, and Atakapa by John Reed Swanton (1919)
"-ka, negative suffix and stem. a, imperative of second person. ... -n, -in, passive suffix used in subordinating one verb to another. -t, -ti, future; ti, ..."

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