A prefix of Latin origin, with main good sense “to,” thus in addition “toward, upon, for,” etc., revealing in Latin, therefore in English, etc., movement or way to, reduction or become, addition, adherence, intensification, etc., in English usually without perceptible force. In line with the following consonant, it really is variously assimilated ab-, ac-, af-, etc., or paid off to a-. See etymology.
A prefix of varied other origin, mistakenly put for any other prefixes, such as advance, etc. See etymology.
A suffix of Greek source appended to nouns.
A suffix in ballad and salad (formerly balade and salade), frequently represented by -ade. See -ade.
In structure, a suffix denoting relation, scenario, or way, having the exact same power as English suffix -ward, and/or word toward.