Prefix Pre*fix", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prefixed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prefixing}.] [L. praefixus, p. p. of praefigere to fix or fasten before; prae before + figere to fix: cf. F. pr['e]fix fixed beforehand, determined, pr['e]fixer to prefix. See Fix.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To set or appoint beforehand; to settle or establish antecedently. [Obs.] `` Prefixed bounds. '' --Locke. [1913 Webster]

And now he hath to her prefixt a day. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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