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.
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.
an affix attached before a base word or root, as re- in reprint. See also affix. Cp. suffix.