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Definitions of prefix

  1. attach a prefix to; "prefixed words" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an affix that added in front of the word Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. To put or fix before, or at the beginning of, another thing; as, to prefix a syllable to a word, or a condition to an agreement. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. To set or appoint beforehand; to settle or establish antecedently. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. That which is prefixed; esp., one or more letters or syllables combined or united with the beginning of a word to modify its signification; as, pre- in prefix, con- in conjure. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. A letter, syllable, or group of syllables placed at the beginning of a word to change its meaning. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To place before, or at the beginning of, anything. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To fix or put before, or at the beginning. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. A letter, syllable, or word fixed or put at the beginning of another word. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Syllable or letter added to the beginning of a word. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. To place before, or at the beginning. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. To put before or at the beginning. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. That which is prefixed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A letter, syllable, or word affixed to the beginning of a word. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. To put or fix before; to settle or appoint beforehand. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. To put or place at the beginning of something else; to settle. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. A syllable or particle put at the beginning of a word to modify its meaning. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. pr[=e]-fiks', v.t. to put before, or at the beginning: to fix beforehand.--ns. PR[=E]'FIX, a letter, syllable, or word put before another word to affect its meaning; PREFIX'ION, act of prefixing. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. Verbal element placed at beginning of word to qualify meaning or (in some languages) as inflexional formative; title placed before name, e.g. Mr, Mrs, Sir, Dr. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. Add (chapter, paragraph, &c., to book &c.) as introduction; join (word, verbal element) as prefix (to word), so prefixion, prefixture, nn. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. [L.] (Gram.) The first element in a compound word, as is pre in prefix. See Affix. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  22. n. A letter, syllable, or word, set before a word or united with it at its beginning, to vary its signification. Cabinet Dictionary

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