dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


1 definition found
 for Affixing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Affix \Af*fix"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Affixed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Affixing.] [LL. affixare, L. affixus, p. p. of affigere to
     fasten to; ad + figere to fasten: cf. OE. affichen, F.
     afficher, ultimately fr. L. affigere. See Fix.]
     1. To subjoin, annex, or add at the close or end; to append
        to; to fix to any part of; as, to affix a syllable to a
        word; to affix a seal to an instrument; to affix one's
        name to a writing.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To fix or fasten in any way; to attach physically.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Should they [caterpillars] affix them to the leaves
              of a plant improper for their food.   --Ray.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. To attach, unite, or connect with; as, names affixed to
        ideas, or ideas affixed to things; to affix a stigma to a
        person; to affix ridicule or blame to any one.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. To fix or fasten figuratively; -- with on or upon; as,
        eyes affixed upon the ground. [Obs.] --Spenser.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Syn: To attach; subjoin; connect; annex; unite.
          [1913 Webster]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229