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Definitions of suffix

  1. To add, as a syllable, to the end of a word. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To add to end of a word. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3. To add as a suffix. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. A letter, letters, syllable, or syllables added or appended to the end of a word or a root to modify the meaning; a postfix. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. A subscript mark, number, or letter. See Subscript, a. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. To add or annex to the end, as a letter or syllable to a word; to append. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. To add a letter or syllable to a word to mark different notions and relations. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To add a letter or syllable to a word. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To add to the end of a word. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. an affix that is added at the end of the word Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. A letter or letters, syllable or syllables, added to the end of a word or root to alter the meaning; as, -ant is the suffix in defendant. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. A particle added to the root of a word. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Letter or syllable added to the end of a word. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. An addition to the end of a word. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A letter or syllable added to the end of a word. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. A particle added to the end of a word to modify its meaning; an affix. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for suffix

  1. 54. What is a Suffix – 1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading by B. A. Hathaway
  2. Surrounded by grammars and dictionaries, borrowed from the Chaplain, I absorb myself in a sentence of Shakespeare, dissecting each word, studying origin and derivation, analyzing prefix and suffix – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
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