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# Pin vs. Affix

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Pinnoun

A sewing pin or ballhead pin: a needle without an eye (usually) made of drawn-out steel wire with one end sharpened and the other flattened or rounded into a head, used for fastening.

Affixnoun

That which is affixed; an appendage.

Pinnoun

A small nail with a head and a sharp point.

Affixnoun

(linguistic morphology) A bound morpheme added to the word’s stem's end.

Pinnoun

A cylinder often of wood or metal used to fasten or as a bearing between two parts.

‘Pull the pin out of the grenade before throwing it at the enemy.’;

Affixnoun

A bound morpheme added to a word’s stem; a prefix, suffix, etc.

Pinnoun

(wrestling) The victory condition of holding the opponent's shoulders on the wrestling mat for a prescribed period of time.

Affixnoun

(mathematics) The complex number $a+bi$ associated with the point in the Gauss plane with coordinates $\left(a,b\right)$.

Pinnoun

A slender object specially designed for use in a specific game or sport, such as skittles or bowling.

Affixnoun

(decorative art) Any small feature, as a figure, a flower, or the like, added for ornament to a vessel or other utensil, to an architectural feature.

Pinnoun

(in plural pins; informal) A leg.

‘I'm not so good on my pins these days.’;

Affixverb

(transitive) To attach.

‘to affix a stigma to a person’; ‘to affix ridicule or blame to somebody’;

Pinnoun

(electricity) Any of the individual connecting elements of a multipole electrical connector.

‘The UK standard connector for domestic mains electricity has three pins.’;

Affixverb

(transitive) To subjoin, annex, or add at the close or end; to append to.

‘to affix a syllable to a word’; ‘to affix a seal to an instrument’; ‘to affix one's name to a writing’;

Pinnoun

A piece of jewellery that is attached to clothing with a pin.

Affixverb

(transitive) To fix or fasten figuratively; with on or upon.

‘eyes affixed upon the ground’;

Pinnoun

(US) A simple accessory that can be attached to clothing with a pin or fastener, often round and bearing a design, logo or message, and used for decoration, identification or to show political affiliation, etc.

Affixverb

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.

Pinnoun

(chess) A scenario in which moving a lesser piece to escape from attack would expose a more valuable piece to attack.

Affixverb

To fix or fasten in any way; to attach physically.

‘Should they [caterpillars] affix them to the leaves of a plant improper for their food.’;

Pinnoun

(golf) The flagstick: the flag-bearing pole which marks the location of a hole

Affixverb

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.

Pinnoun

(curling) The spot at the exact centre of the house (the target area)

‘The shot landed right on the pin.’;

Affixverb

To fix or fasten figuratively; - with on or upon; as, eyes affixed upon the ground.

Pinnoun

(dated) A mood, a state of being.

Affixnoun

That which is affixed; an appendage; esp. one or more letters or syllables added at the end of a word; a suffix; a postfix.

Pinnoun

One of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking cup to mark how much each person should drink.

Affixnoun

a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form

Pinnoun

caligo

Affixverb

attach to;

‘affix the seal here’;

Pinnoun

A thing of small value; a trifle.

Affixverb

‘He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language’;

Pinnoun

A peg in musical instruments for increasing or relaxing the tension of the strings.

Affixverb

attach or become attached to a stem word;

‘grammatical morphemes afix to the stem’;

Pinnoun

(engineering) A short shaft, sometimes forming a bolt, a part of which serves as a journal.

Affixverb

stick, attach, or fasten (something) to something else

‘panels to which he affixes copies of fine old prints’;

Pinnoun

The tenon of a dovetail joint.

Affixverb

be able to be fixed

‘the strings affix to the back of the bridge’;

Pinnoun

A size of brewery cask, equal to half a firkin, or eighth of a barrel.

Affixnoun

an addition to the base form or stem of a word in order to modify its meaning or create a new word.

Pinnoun

(informal) A pinball machine.

‘I spent most of my time in the arcade playing pins.’;

Affix

In linguistics, an affix is a morpheme that is attached to a word stem to form a new word or word form. Affixes may be derivational, like English -ness and pre-, or inflectional, like English plural -s and past tense -ed.

Pinverb

(often followed by a preposition such as "to" or "on") To fasten or attach (something) with a pin.

Pinverb

To cause (a piece) to be in a pin.

Pinverb

(wrestling) To pin down (someone).

Pinverb

To enclose; to confine; to pen; to pound.

Pinverb

To attach (an icon, application, etc.) to another item.

‘to pin a window to the Taskbar’;

Pinverb

To fix (an array in memory, a security certificate, etc.) so that it cannot be modified.

‘When marshaling data, the interop marshaler can copy or pin the data being marshaled.’;

Pinverb

alternative form of peen

Pinverb

To peen.

Pinverb

To inclose; to confine; to pen; to pound.

Pinverb

To fasten with, or as with, a pin; to join; as, to pin a garment; to pin boards together.

Pinnoun

A piece of wood, metal, etc., generally cylindrical, used for fastening separate articles together, or as a support by which one article may be suspended from another; a peg; a bolt.

Pinnoun

Especially, a small, pointed and headed piece of brass or other wire (commonly tinned), largely used for fastening clothes, attaching papers, etc.

Pinnoun

Hence, a thing of small value; a trifle.

‘He . . . did not care a pin for her.’;

Pinnoun

That which resembles a pin in its form or use

Pinnoun

One of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking cup to mark how much each man should drink.

Pinnoun

The bull's eye, or center, of a target; hence, the center.

Pinnoun

Mood; humor.

Pinnoun

Caligo. See Caligo.

Pinnoun

An ornament, as a brooch or badge, fastened to the clothing by a pin; as, a Masonic pin.

Pinnoun

The leg; as, to knock one off his pins.

Pinnoun

a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment

Pinnoun

when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat

Pinnoun

small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.

Pinnoun

a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts

Pinnoun

informal terms of the leg;

‘fever left him weak on his sticks’;

Pinnoun

axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns

Pinnoun

cylindrical tumblers consisting of two parts that are held in place by springs; when they are aligned with a key the bolt can be thrown

Pinnoun

flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green

Pinnoun

a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things

Pinnoun

a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing

Pinnoun

a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in groups as a target

Pinverb

to hold fast or prevent from moving;

‘The child was pinned under the fallen tree’;

Pinverb

attach or fasten with pins

Pinverb

pierce with a pin;

‘pin down the butterfly’;

Pinverb

immobilize a piece

Pinnoun

an identifying number allocated to an individual by a bank or other organization and used for validating electronic transactions.

Pinverb

attach or fasten with a pin or pins

‘her hair was pinned back’; ‘he pinned the badge on to his lapel’;

Pinverb

hold (someone) firmly in a specified position so they are unable to move

‘Richards pinned him down until the police arrived’; ‘she was standing pinned against the door’;

Pinverb

hinder or prevent (a piece or pawn) from moving because of the danger to a more valuable piece standing behind it along the line of an attack

‘the black rook on e4 is pinned’;

Pin

A pin is a device used for fastening objects or material together, and can have three sorts of body: a shaft of a rigid inflexible material meant to be inserted in a slot, groove, or hole (as with pivots, hinges, and jigs); a shaft connected to a head and ending in a sharp tip meant to pierce one or more pieces of soft materials like cloth or paper (the straight or push pin); a single strip of a rigid but flexible material (e.g. a wire) whose length has been folded into parallel prongs in such fashion that the middle length of each curves towards the other so that, when anything is inserted between them, they act as a clamp (e.g.