Definitions for Adjectiveˈædʒ ɪk tɪv

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  1. adjective(noun)

    a word that expresses an attribute of something

  2. adjective(adj)

    the word class that qualifies nouns

  3. adjectival, adjective(adj)

    of or relating to or functioning as an adjective

    "adjectival syntax"; "an adjective clause"

  4. adjective, procedural(adj)

    relating to court practice and procedure as opposed to the principles of law

    "adjective law"

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  1. adjective(Noun)

    A word that modifies a noun or describes a nounu2019s referent.

    The words u201Cbigu201D and u201Cheavyu201D are English adjectives.

  2. adjective(Adjective)

    Incapable of independent function.

  3. adjective(Adjective)

    Adjectival; pertaining to or functioning as an adjective.

  4. adjective(Adjective)

    Applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure.

    adjective law

  5. adjective(Adjective)

    Of a dye that needs the use of a mordant to be made fast to that which is being dyed.

  6. Origin: From adjectif, from adiectivus, from ad + iectus, perfect passive participle of iacio + -ivus, adjective ending; hence, a word "thrown next to" a noun, modifying it.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Adjective(noun)

    added to a substantive as an attribute; of the nature of an adjunct; as, an adjective word or sentence

  2. Adjective(noun)

    not standing by itself; dependent

  3. Adjective(noun)

    relating to procedure

  4. Adjective(noun)

    a word used with a noun, or substantive, to express a quality of the thing named, or something attributed to it, or to limit or define it, or to specify or describe a thing, as distinct from something else. Thus, in phrase, "a wise ruler," wise is the adjective, expressing a property of ruler

  5. Adjective(noun)

    a dependent; an accessory

  6. Adjective(verb)

    to make an adjective of; to form or change into an adjective

  7. Origin: [See Adjective, n.]

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  1. Adjective

    In grammar, an adjective is a 'describing' word; the main syntactic role of which is to qualify a noun or noun phrase, giving more information about the object signified. Adjectives are one of the traditional eight English parts of speech, although linguists today distinguish adjectives from words such as determiners that formerly were considered to be adjectives. In this paragraph, "traditional" is an adjective, and in the preceding paragraph, "main" is.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Adjective' in Nouns Frequency: #3013


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