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Explanation of suffix by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. attach a suffix to

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

    Definition of suffix by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Suffix n. [L. suffixus, p. p. of suffigere to fasten on, to affix; sub under + figere to fix: cf. F. suffixe. See Fix.]
      1. 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. ( Math. ) A subscript mark, number, or letter. See Subscript, a.

    2. Suffix v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suffixed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Suffixing.] To add or annex to the end, as a letter or syllable to a word; to append.