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Definitions of possessive

  1. In grammar, the case of nouns and pronouns showing ownership. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. A possessive pronoun. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. POSSESSIVELY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. desirous of owning; "small children are so possessive they will not let others play with their toys" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. having or showing a desire to control or dominate; "a possessive parent" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. serving to express or indicate possession; "possessive pronouns"; "the genitive endings" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. Of or pertaining to possession; having or indicating possession. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. The possessive case. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A possessive pronoun, or a word in the possessive case. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Noting ownership or right; as, in grammar, the possessive case of nouns and pronouns. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Pertaining to or denoting possession. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Pertaining to or expressive of possession. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Having possession. Possessive ease, the genitive case. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Having possession; in gram., denoting the genitive case in nouns; in Eng. gram., when one noun possesses another it is said to be in the possessive case, and terminates in the mark's, s, or. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for possessive

  1. Nerve racked as only a creature of the open can be after weeks of confinement in a sick- room, torn with the possessive passion of her earth- born temperament, she stood up suddenly and asked him in a voice of pain that sounded harsh and menacing, " Creed, whar's Huldy?" – Judith of the Cumberlands by Alice MacGowan
  2. They have three cases; the nominative, the possessive and the objective. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
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