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 may refer to: Anything related to or serving as an adjective Adjectival noun (****anese) Adjectival demonym, an adjective used to indicate a...
- An adjective phrase (or adjectival phrase) is a phrase the head of which is an adjective, e.g. fond of steak, very happy, quite upset about it, etc. The...
- altered to show grammatical case, number and gender. Nouns, pronouns, and adjectives are declined (verbs are conjugated), and a given pattern is called a declension...
- orthography, the term proper adjective is sometimes applied to adjectives that take initial capital letters, and the term common adjective to those that do not...
- nominalisation is the use of a word which is not a noun (e.g., a verb, an adjective or an adverb) as a noun, or as the head of a noun phrase, with or without...
- An adverb is a word or an expression that modifies a verb, adjective, determiner, clause, preposition, or sentence. Adverbs typically express manner,...
- of dependent clauses include content clauses (noun clauses), relative (adjectival) clauses, and adverbial clauses. In Indo-European languages, a dependent...
- Adjectival noun may refer to: Adjectival noun (****anese), also called adjectival or na-adjective Noun adjunct, a noun that qualifies another noun, like...
- nominalized adjective is an adjective that has undergone nominalization, and is thus used as a noun. In the rich and the poor, the adjectives rich and poor...
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