intransitive verb, intransitive verb form, intransitive(adj)
a verb (or verb construction) that does not take an object
designating a verb that does not require or cannot take a direct object
Not transitive: not having, or not taking, a direct object.
The word "drink" is a transitive verb in "they drink wine", but an intransitive one in "they drink often."
Not transitive or passing further; kept; detained.
And then it is for the image's sake and so far is intransitive; but whatever is paid more to the image is transitive and passes further. uE000138737uE001 Jeremy Taylor.
not passing farther; kept; detained
not transitive; not passing over to an object; expressing an action or state that is limited to the agent or subject, or, in other words, an action which does not require an object to complete the sense; as, an intransitive verb, e. g., the bird flies; the dog runs
Origin: [L. intransitivus: cf. F. intransitif. See In- not, and Transitive.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-tran′si-tiv, adj. not passing over or indicating passing over: (gram.) representing action confined to the agent.—adv. Intran′sitively.
The numerical value of intransitive in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of intransitive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- intransitiuCatalan, Valencian
- intransitive, intransitivt, intransitivNorwegian
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