Prefix Suffix Meanings and Usage
This is the last prefix suffix meanings page... alphabetically speaking that is.
There are more pages concerning prefixes and suffixes which can be easily reached from this page. Just a click or two and you should be able to find what it is you're looking for.
For more prefix suffix meanings and for a complete guide to prefixes and suffixes
I recommend the following link to learn all you need to know about prefixes, suffixes and their meanings. It's a pdf file from the national spelling bee people.
I just spent about an hour looking over the material - yes - it was that good! That's why I've included it as a link from this page.
Hopefully, you'll find it as valuable as I did.
Prefix Meaning Usage
|pan ||all, every ||panacea cure all, panorama unobstructed view in all directions |
|para ||beyond, related ||parallel similar, paraphrase restate, translate |
|per ||through, completely ||permeable allowing passage through, pervade spread throughout |
|peri ||around, near ||perimeter outer boundary, periphery edge |
|poly ||many ||polyglot speaking several languages |
|post ||after ||posthumous after death |
|pre ||before ||preamble introductory statement, premonition forewarning |
|prim ||first ||primordial existing at the dawn of time, primogeniture state of being the first born |
|pro ||forward, in favor of ||propulsive driving forward, proponent supporter |
|proto ||first ||prototype first of its kind |
|pseudo ||false ||pseudonym pen name |
|re ||again, back ||reiterate repeat, reimburse pay back |
|retro ||backward ||retrospect look back in time |
|se ||away, aside ||secede withdraw, seclude shut away |
|semi ||half, partly ||semiconscious partly conscious |
|sub, suc, suf, sug, sup, sus ||under, less ||subjugate bring under control, succumb yield, cease to resist, suffuse spread through, suggest hint, suppress put down by force, suspend delay, temporarily cease |
|super, sur ||over, above ||supernatural above natural things, surtax additional tax |
|syn, sym, syl, sys ||with, together ||synchronize time together, sympathize pity, identify with, syllogism explanation of how ideas relate, system network |
|tele ||far ||telegraphic communication over a distance |
|trans ||across ||transport carry across |
|ultra ||beyond, excessive ||ultra conservative exceedingly conservativel |
|un ||not ||unkempt not combed, disheveled |
|under ||below ||underling someone inferior |
|uni ||one ||unison oneness of pitch, complete accord |
|vice ||in place of ||viceroy governor acting in place of a king |
|with ||away, against ||withstand stand up against, resist |
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To go to the first of the prefix pages click on the preceding link.