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Definitions of adjective

  1. of or relating to or functioning as an adjective; "adjectival syntax"; "an adjective clause" Webster Dictionary DB
  2. the word class that qualifies nouns Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a word that expresses an attribute of something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (law) applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure; "adjective law" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure; "adjective law" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. Added to a substantive as an attribute; of the nature of an adjunct; as, an adjective word or sentence. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Not standing by itself; dependent. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Relating to procedure. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A dependent; an accessory. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To make an adjective of; to form or change into an adjective. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A part of speech expressing quality or condition; a word used to qualify, limit, or define a noun. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Adjectively. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. A word added to a noun, to qualify it, or, rather perhaps, that adds some property to a noun. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. ADJECTIVAL. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Word which qualifies a noun. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. Pertaining to an adjective. Requiring to be fixed-by some base or mordant to render it permanent. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. A word which qualifies, defines, and particularizes a noun. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. A word put to a noun to modify its meaning. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. Qualifying; depending on another. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. ADJECTIVE (from the Lat. adjectivus, added), a word used chiefly in its grammatical sense of limiting or defining the noun to which it refers. Formerly grammarians used not to separate a noun from its adjective, or attribute, but spoke of them together as a noun-adjective. In the art of dyeing, certain colours are known as adjective colours, as they require mixing with some basis to render them permanent. "Adjective law" is that which relates to the forms of procedure, as opposed to "substantive law," the rules of right administered by a court. en.wikisource.org
  22. 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, wise is the adjective, expressing a property of ruler. dictgcide_fs
  23. ad'jek-tiv, n. a word added to a noun to qualify it, or limit it by reference to quality, number, or position.--adj. ADJECT[=I]V'AL.--adv. AD'JECTIVELY. [L. adjectivum (nomen), an added (noun)--adjic[)e]re, -jectum, to throw to, to add--ad, to, jac[)e]re, to throw.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. Additional, not standing by-itself, dependent; a. colours (not permanent without a basis); Law A. (subsidiary part of law, procedure); (Gram.) a., noun a., the name of an attribute, added to the name of a thing to describe the thing more fully. Hence adjectival a., adjectivally, adjectively, advv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. See Nouns. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  26. See Substantive. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  27. n. [Latin] A word used with a noun or substantive, to describe, specify, limit, or define it, or to denote some property of it. Cabinet Dictionary
  28. A word added to a noun, to signify the addition or separation of some quality, circumstance, or manner of being; as, good, bad. Complete Dictionary

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