ALL meanings of adjective

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  • countable noun adjective An adjective is a word such as 'big', 'dead', or 'financial' that describes a person or thing, or gives extra information about them. Adjectives usually come before nouns or after link verbs. 3
  • noun adjective a word imputing a characteristic to a noun or pronoun 3
  • noun adjective (as modifier) 3
  • adjective adjective additional or dependent 3
  • adjective adjective (of law) relating to court practice and procedure, as opposed to the principles of law dealt with by the courts 3
  • noun adjective any of a class of words used to modify a noun or other substantive, as by describing qualities of the entity denoted, stating its limits or quantity, or distinguishing it from others (Ex.: good, every, Aegean) 3
  • adjective adjective of an adjective 3
  • adjective adjective having the nature or function of an adjective 3
  • adjective adjective dependent or subordinate 3
  • adjective adjective of or relating to practice and procedure; procedural 3
  • noun adjective grammar: descriptive word 1
  • noun adjective grammar: adjectival 1
  • noun adjective A word or phrase naming an attribute, added to or grammatically related to a noun to modify or describe it. 1
  • noun adjective Grammar. any member of a class of words that modify nouns and pronouns, primarily by describing a particular quality of the word they are modifying, as wise in a wise grandmother, or perfect in a perfect score, or handsome in He is extremely handsome. Other terms, as numbers (one cup; twelve months), certain demonstrative pronouns (this magazine; those questions), and terms that impose limits (each person; no mercy) can also function adjectivally, as can some nouns that are found chiefly in fixed phrases where they immediately precede the noun they modify, as bottle in bottle cap and bus in bus station. Synonyms: modifier, qualifier, identifier, describer, describing word. 1
  • adjective adjective pertaining to or functioning as an adjective; adjectival: the adjective use of a noun. 1
  • adjective adjective Law. concerning methods of enforcement of legal rights, as pleading and practice (opposed to substantive). 1
  • adjective adjective (of dye colors) requiring a mordant or the like to render them permanent (opposed to substantive). 1
  • adjective adjective Archaic. not able to stand alone; dependent: Women were seen by some (by some men, that is) as adjective creatures, needing to be cared for and protected from the vicissitudes of life. 1
  • noun adjective (grammar) A word that modifies a noun or describes a noun’s referent. 0
  • noun adjective (Obsolete (No longer in use)) A dependent; an accessory. 0
  • verb adjective (Transitive Verb) To make an adjective of; to form or convert into an adjective. 0
  • adjective adjective (Obsolete (No longer in use)) Incapable of independent function. 0
  • adjective adjective (grammar) Adjectival; pertaining to or functioning as an adjective. 0
  • adjective adjective (law) Applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure. 0
  • adjective adjective (chemistry, of a dye) Needing the use of a mordant to be made fast to that which is being dyed. 0
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