affixed affixed  /ə ˈfɪkst/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) firmly attached

Usage(s):

  1. The day is long past when the IQ was revered as some sort of magic number, affixed during childhood as an indelible, immutable badge of mental prowess or dullness.
  2. The piece de resistance, Jag affixed hideous rubber bumpers Dagmars, really in a lame attempt to meet 5-mph bumper standards.
  3. Nearby they view a display of LifeSymbols--knickknacks affixed to casket corners to signify that the occupant was, say, a fishing enthusiast.

News

  1. Searching for the 'Widowhood Effect' on Father's Day

    My sister and I took our positions in the funeral home's family room and greeted hundreds of mourners who had come to pay their respects. Everything seemed as it had four months earlier at our mother's funeral. The ubiquitous tissue boxes. My navy pinstriped suit. The ripped black ribbon, a Jewish tradition, affixed to my lapel.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  2. A Father’s Day Remembrance

    by Charles Ornstein This story was co-published with The Washington Post. My sister and I took our positions in the funeral home's family room and greeted hundreds of mourners who had come to pay their respects. Everything seemed as it had four months earlier at our mother's funeral. The ubiquitous tissue boxes. My navy pinstriped suit. The ripped black ribbon, a Jewish tradition, affixed to my ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ProPublica

  3. Patton tapping into virtual world

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — In a few quick steps, the Booz Allen Hamilton associate has tapped into a mobile application designed specifically for the General George Patton Museum of Leadership. He then scans an icon featuring Patton's image, affixed to the case, with the phone's camera.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Washington Examiner

Quotes

  1. "It was appropriate," wrote Daniel Boorstin, the late historian and former librarian of Congress, "that the name America should be affixed on the New World in a manner casual and accidental, since the European encounter with this new world...
    on Apr 24, 2007 By: Daniel Boorstin Source: Washington Post

  2. Ford said his appointment as justice minister "is a step forward in the peace process, in the political process, and in ensuring that the institutions which have been in place since 1998 are firmly affixed."
    on Apr 11, 2010 By: David Ford Source: AFP

  3. "The label of 'terrorist' will no longer be affixed to associates of the ANC -- among them one of the world's great heroes, Nelson Mandela. Our country stands with those who struggled to bring the reprehensible system of apartheid to an end,"...
    on Jul 1, 2008 By: Howard Berman Source: AFP

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