Definition of Adjective. Meaning of Adjective. Synonyms of Adjective

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Definition of Adjective

Adjective
Adjective Ad"jec*tive, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Adjectived; p. pr. & vb. n. Adjectiving.] To make an adjective of; to form or change into an adjective. [R.] Language has as much occasion to adjective the distinct signification of the verb, and to adjective also the mood, as it has to adjective time. It has . . . adjectived all three. --Tooke.
Adjective
Adjective Ad"jec*tive ([a^]d"j[e^]k*t[i^]v), a. [See Adjective, n.] 1. Added to a substantive as an attribute; of the nature of an adjunct; as, an adjective word or sentence. 2. Not standing by itself; dependent. Adjective color, a color which requires to be fixed by some mordant or base to give it permanency. 3. Relating to procedure. ``The whole English law, substantive and adjective.' --Macaulay.
Adjective
Adjective Ad"jec*tive, n. [L. adjectivum (sc. nomen), neut. of adjectivus that is added, fr. adjicere: cf. F. adjectif. See Adject.] 1. (Gram.) 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. 2. A dependent; an accessory. --Fuller.

Meaning of Adjective from wikipedia

- In linguistics, an adjective (abbreviated adj) is a word that modifies a noun or noun phrase or describes its referent. Its semantic role is to change...
- Adjectival noun may refer to: Adjectival noun (****anese), also called adjectival or na-adjective Noun adjunct, a noun that qualifies another noun, like...
- orthography sometimes uses the term proper adjective to mean adjectives that take initial capital letters, and common adjective to mean those that do not. For example...
- This article deals with ****anese equivalents of English adjectives. In ****anese, nouns and verbs can modify nouns, with nouns taking the 〜の particles when...
- A collateral adjective is an adjective that is identified with a particular noun in meaning, but that is not derived from that noun. For example, the...
- A postpositive adjective or postnominal adjective is an adjective that is placed after the noun or pronoun that it modifies, as in noun phrases such as...
- German adjectives come before the noun, as in English, and (usually) are not capitalized. However, as in French and other Indo-European languages (but...
- An adjective phrase (or adjectival phrase) is a phrase the head of which is an adjective, almost any grammar or syntax textbook or dictionary of linguistics...
- Adjectival may refer to: Anything related to or serving as an adjective Adjectival noun (****anese) Adjectival demonym, an adjective used to indicate a...
- Scotch is an adjective in English, meaning "of or from Scotland". Many Scots dislike the term Scotch and some consider it offensive. The modern usage...
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