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ˈsteɪ tɪvsta·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stativeadjective

    ( used of verbs (e.g. `be' or `own') and most participial adjectives) expressing existence or a state rather than an action


  1. stativeadjective

    asserting that a subject has a particular property


  1. stative

    According to some linguistics theories, a stative verb is a verb that describes a state of being, in contrast to a dynamic verb, which describes an action. The difference can be categorized by saying that stative verbs describe situations that are static or unchanging throughout their entire duration, whereas dynamic verbs describe processes that entail change over time. Many languages distinguish between these two types in terms of how they can be used grammatically.


  1. stative

    Stative refers to a type of verb, adjective, or verb phrase that describes a state or condition, rather than an action or process. These words or phrases express qualities or conditions that exist or are unchanging, such as feelings, senses, relationships, thoughts, measurements, states of being, or possession.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stativeadjective

    of or pertaining to a fixed camp, or military posts or quarters

  2. Etymology: [L. stativus, fr. stare, statum, to stand.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stative

    stā′tiv, adj. standing still, pertaining to a permanent camp: indicating a physical state or reflex action, of certain Hebrew verbs.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stative in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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