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Definitions of operative

  1. A skilled worker; an artisan; esp., one who operates a machine in a mill or manufactory. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. An artisan or skilled workman. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. A workman in a manufactory, a laborer. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. A worker at handicraft; laborer; artizan. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Operator. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. An artisan or workman. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. OPERATIVELY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. being in force or having or exerting force; "operative regulations"; "the major tendencies operative in the American political system" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. effective; producing a desired effect; "the operative word" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. Having the power of acting; hence, exerting force, physical or moral; active in the production of effects; as, an operative motive. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Producing the appropriate or designed effect; efficacious; as, an operative dose, rule, or penalty. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Based upon, or consisting of, an operation or operations; as, operative surgery. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Having the power of acting; having effect; as, an operative law; vigorous. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Having the power of operating or acting: exerting force: producing effects. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Acting; producing effects. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Exerting power; working efficiently; connected with operations. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Having the power of acting; exerting force; producing the effect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Having the power of acting; exerting force; effective. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for operative

  1. When the operative was through talking, he came out and saw Ted. – Ted Marsh on an Important Mission by Elmer Sherwood
  2. After using their constitutional right to purchase lieu lands, they are entitled to a profit on the investment, and besides, I must show a 'valuable consideration' or have a secret service operative trailing me. – The Long Chance by Peter B. Kyne
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