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 word whose main syntactic role is to modify a noun or noun phrase. Its semantic role is to change information...
- 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 word of which is an adjective, e.g. fond of steak, very happy, quite upset about it, etc...
- 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...
- Adjectival noun may refer to: Adjectival noun (****anese), also called adjectival or na-adjective Noun adjunct, a noun that qualifies another noun, like...
- 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...
- Articles and other determiners are also sometimes counted as a type of adjective, since they describe the words that they precede. In languages that employ...
- following is a list of adjectival and demonymic forms of countries and nations in English and their demonymic equivalents. A country adjective describes something...
- An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, adjective, determiner, clause, preposition, or sentence. Adverbs typically express manner, place, time, frequency...
- similar properties. Commonly listed English parts of speech are noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun, preposition, conjunction, interjection, and sometimes...
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