Affixing
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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