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Definitions of prefix

  1. To place before, or at the beginning of, anything. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To fix or put before, or at the beginning. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To put before or at the beginning. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. 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
  5. To set or appoint beforehand; to settle or establish antecedently. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. 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
  7. To put or fix before; to settle or appoint beforehand. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. 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.
  9. an affix that added in front of the word Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Syllable or letter added to the beginning of a word. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  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.

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Usage examples for prefix

  1. But, in order to give the reader a clear idea of what has been done in it, and to enable him to judge more accurately, how far the great object that was proposed, has been obtained, it will be necessary to prefix a short account of the several voyages which have been made on discoveries to the Southern Hemisphere, prior to that which I had lately the honour to conduct, and which I am now going to relate. – A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1 by James Cook
  2. " You'll give your arm to Mary," Lady Cantrip said, dropping the ceremonial prefix – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
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