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Definition of Substantive
SubstantiveSubstantive Sub"stan*tive, a. [L. substantivus: cf. F.
1. Betokening or expressing existence; as, the substantive
verb, that is, the verb to be.
2. Depending on itself; independent.
He considered how sufficient and substantive this
land was to maintain itself without any aid of the
3. Enduring; solid; firm; substantial.
Strength and magnitude are qualities which impress
the imagination in a powerful and substantive
4. Pertaining to, or constituting, the essential part or
principles; as, the law substantive.
Noun substantive (Gram.), a noun which designates an
object, material or immaterial; a substantive.
Substantive color, one which communicates its color without
the aid of a mordant or base; -- opposed to adjective
Substantive Sub"stan*tive, n. [Cf. F. substantif.] (Gram.)
A noun or name; the part of speech which designates something
that exists, or some object of thought, either material or
immaterial; as, the words man, horse, city, goodness,
excellence, are substantives.
Substantive Sub"stan*tive, v. t.
To substantivize. [R.] --Cudworth.
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