What does the word prefix mean?

Usage examples for prefix

  1. It is indeed uncertain what this was, but Gesenius long ago rejected the idea that it was a stone, because there is no prefix to it, as there is to " shoham," which follows, and certainly is a precious stone. – Creation and Its Records by B.H. Baden-Powell
  2. As an example of another common prefix, it may again be mentioned here. – The Khasis by P. R. T. Gurdon
  3. The judge, where he returned to Raleigh, resumed his own name of Turberville, and he allowed it to be known that he would not be offended by the prefix of General. – The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester