suffix


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

suffix

Suffixes are morphemes (specific groups of letters with particular semantic meaning) that are added onto the end of root words to change their meaning. Suffixes are one of the two predominant kinds of affixes—the other kind is prefixes, which come at the beginning of a root word.
There is a huge range of suffixes in English, which can be broadly categorized as either inflectional or derivational.
Continue reading...

suf·fix

 (sŭf′ĭks)
n.
An affix added to the end of a word or stem, serving to form a new word or functioning as an inflectional ending, such as -ness in gentleness, -ing in walking, or -s in sits.
tr.v. suf·fixed, suf·fix·ing, suf·fix·es
To add as a suffix.

[New Latin suffīxum, from Latin, neuter of suffīxus, past participle of suffīgere, to fasten underneath, affix : sub-, sub- + fīgere, to fix, fasten; see dhīgw- in Indo-European roots.]

suf′fix·al adj.
suf′fix·al·ly adv.
suf′fix·a′tion (sŭf′ĭk-sā′shən), suf·fix′ion (sə-fĭk′shən) n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

suffix

n
1. (Grammar) grammar an affix that follows the stem to which it is attached, as for example -s and -ness in dogs and softness. Compare prefix1
2. anything that is added at the end of something else
vb
3. (Grammar) (tr) grammar to add (a morpheme) as a suffix to the end of a word
4. (tr) to add (something) at the end of a sentence, comment, or piece of writing
[C18: from New Latin suffixum, from Latin suffixus fastened below, from suffīgere, from sub- + fīgere to fasten]
suffixal adj
suffixion n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

suf•fix

(n. ˈsʌf ɪks; v. ˈsʌf ɪks, səˈfɪks)

n.
1. an affix that follows the element to which it is added, as -ly in kindly.
2. something added to the end of something else.
v.t.
3. to add as a suffix.
4. to affix at the end of something.
[1595–1605; < New Latin suffīxum, n. use of neuter of Latin suffīxus, past participle of suffīgere to attach on top of =suf- suf- + fīgere to attach (see fix)]
suf•fix•al (ˈsʌf ɪk səl, səˈfɪk-) adj.
suf`fix•a′tion (səˈfɪk ʃən) n.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

suffix


Past participle: suffixed
Gerund: suffixing

Imperative
suffix
suffix
Present
I suffix
you suffix
he/she/it suffixes
we suffix
you suffix
they suffix
Preterite
I suffixed
you suffixed
he/she/it suffixed
we suffixed
you suffixed
they suffixed
Present Continuous
I am suffixing
you are suffixing
he/she/it is suffixing
we are suffixing
you are suffixing
they are suffixing
Present Perfect
I have suffixed
you have suffixed
he/she/it has suffixed
we have suffixed
you have suffixed
they have suffixed
Past Continuous
I was suffixing
you were suffixing
he/she/it was suffixing
we were suffixing
you were suffixing
they were suffixing
Past Perfect
I had suffixed
you had suffixed
he/she/it had suffixed
we had suffixed
you had suffixed
they had suffixed
Future
I will suffix
you will suffix
he/she/it will suffix
we will suffix
you will suffix
they will suffix
Future Perfect
I will have suffixed
you will have suffixed
he/she/it will have suffixed
we will have suffixed
you will have suffixed
they will have suffixed
Future Continuous
I will be suffixing
you will be suffixing
he/she/it will be suffixing
we will be suffixing
you will be suffixing
they will be suffixing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been suffixing
you have been suffixing
he/she/it has been suffixing
we have been suffixing
you have been suffixing
they have been suffixing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been suffixing
you will have been suffixing
he/she/it will have been suffixing
we will have been suffixing
you will have been suffixing
they will have been suffixing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been suffixing
you had been suffixing
he/she/it had been suffixing
we had been suffixing
you had been suffixing
they had been suffixing
Conditional
I would suffix
you would suffix
he/she/it would suffix
we would suffix
you would suffix
they would suffix
Past Conditional
I would have suffixed
you would have suffixed
he/she/it would have suffixed
we would have suffixed
you would have suffixed
they would have suffixed
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011

suffix

A word or word part that is added to the end of another word, such as “-ness” in “dampness.”
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suffix - an affix that is added at the end of the word
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); "I don't like words that have -ism as an ending"
Verb1.suffix - attach a suffix to; "suffix words"
affix - attach or become attached to a stem word; "grammatical morphemes affix to the stem"
prefix - attach a prefix to; "prefixed words"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
لاحِقَه في نِهايَة الكَلِمَه
přípona
endelse
sufikso
päätesuffiksi
dometaksufiks
képzõragtoldalék
skeyta viðviðskeytiviîskeyti
priesaga
piedēklis
suffiksendingsuffigere
sufix
prípona
pripona
son ek

suffix

[ˈsʌfɪks]
A. Nsufijo m
B. VTañadir como sufijo (to a)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

suffix

[ˈsʌfɪks] nsuffixe m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

suffix

n (Ling) → Suffix nt, → Nachsilbe f; (in code etc) → Zusatz m
vtanfügen, anhängen (→ to an +acc)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

suffix

[ˈsʌfɪks] nsuffisso
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

suffix

(ˈsafiks) noun
a small part added to the end of a word that changes the meaning. goodness; quickly; advisable; misty; yellowish.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

suffix

n. gr. sufijo.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
xa-mhe 'old man' (8) Few nouns suffix -mhe There are, however, two plural enclitics that can be added to nouns.
One piece of evidence stems from the fact that category--forming morphology is inside the evaluative suffix, as shown in (24)-(25).
There, leaders have adopted the gender-inclusive plural suffix, chaverimot, in their camps and youth groups and created a new gender-neutral singular suffix, -ol, which has its roots in the Hebrew word kolel, meaning "inclusive." Now, a camper who identifies neither as a male camper (chanich) nor female camper (chanichah) is a chanichol.
The base ratings will not be affected by the suffix withdrawal and will remain at their current level.
Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) on Saturday announced the launch of the Abu Dhabi internet domain suffix -- .abudhabi -- in both English and Arabic to represent the emirate's digital identity in the virtual world.
Forms such as hoggeshede (MED hogges-hed 'hogshead') and merehed (MED mor + hed 'top of the moor') have not been considered either since these are compounds, with hed(e) being a noun rather than a suffix.
This seeming uncertainty in determining when the second element of a verb compound in Igbo is a verb root or affix (suffix) has led to various distinction attempts.
A suffix array SA of a text T is an array containing values which range from 1 to n and represent the text positions of the lexicographically sorted suffixes of T.
All these four stems in table 6, with the suffix, rious carry primary stress on first syllable.
DICTIONARY OF UTKUHIKSALINGMIUT INUKTITUT POSTBASE SUFFIXES. By JEAN L.
When FDA released the draft guidance, the agency asked for feedback on whether products that demonstrate interchangeability should use the same suffix as their reference product, or if they should be given a unique suffix.