noun an affix that is added in front of the word
verb attach a prefix to
Pre*fix" transitive verb
, p. p. of praefigere
to fix or fasten before; prae
before + figere
to fix: cf. F. pr
fixed beforehand, determined, pr
to prefix. See Fix.
imperfect & past participle Prefixed ; present participle & verbal noun Prefixing
- 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.
- To set or appoint beforehand; to settle or establish antecedently. Obs. " Prefixed bounds. "
And now he hath to her prefixt a day.
Cf. F. pr
- 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.
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