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adjective    : ['ædʒɪktɪv]
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.
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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.
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Adjective \Ad"jec*tive\ ([a^]d"j[e^]k*t[i^]v), a. [See
{Adjective}, n.]
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1. Added to a substantive as an attribute; of the nature of
an adjunct; as, an adjective word or sentence.
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2. Not standing by itself; dependent.
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{Adjective color}, a color which requires to be fixed by some
mordant or base to give it permanency.
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3. Relating to procedure. "The whole English law, substantive
and adjective." --Macaulay.
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Adjective \Ad"jec*tive\, n. [L. adjectivum (sc. nomen), neut. of
adjectivus that is added, fr. adjicere: cf. F. adjectif. See
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.
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2. A dependent; an accessory. --Fuller.
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adj 1: of or relating to or functioning as an adjective;
"adjectival syntax"; "an adjective clause" [synonym:
{adjectival}, {adjective}]
2: relating to court practice and procedure as opposed to the
principles of law; "adjective law" [synonym: {adjective},
{procedural}] [ant: {essential}, {substantive}]
n 1: a word that expresses an attribute of something
2: the word class that qualifies nouns

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  • English | Define English at Dictionary. com
    Meaning "English language or literature as a subject at school" is from 1889 As an adjective, "of or belonging to England," from late 13c Old English is from early 13c
  • Adjective definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
    Translations for 'adjective' British English: adjective ˈædʒɪktɪv NOUN An adjective is a word such as `big' or `beautiful' that describes a person or thing Adjectives usually come before nouns or after verbs like `be' or `feel' American English: adjective Arabic: صِفَة Brazilian Portuguese: adjetivo Chinese: 形容词
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    Texture definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary The texture of something is the way that it feels when you touch it, for example how smooth or rough it is Aloe Vera is used in moisturisers to give them a wonderfully silky texture Her skin is pale, the texture of fine wax
  • adjective | translate English to Spanish: Cambridge Dictionary
    Translation of "adjective" - English-Spanish dictionary adjective noun uk ​ ˈædʒ·ɪk·tɪv us ​ ˈædʒ·ɪk·tɪv A2 a word that describes a noun or pronoun The words ‘big’, ‘boring’, and ‘blue’ are all adjectives
  • Who definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary
    You use who in questions when you ask about the name or identity of a person or group of people You use who after certain words, especially verbs and adjectives, to introduce a clause where you talk about the identity of a person or a group of people Police have not been able to find out who was
  • English - definition of English by The Free Dictionary
    1 a word, idiom, or feature of the English language occurring in or borrowed by another language 2 U S a Briticism 3 any manner, idea, or custom typical of the English people
  • adjective noun - Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary
    The term was originally used in the phrase noun adjective, translating Latin nomen adjectivum, a translation of Greek onoma epitheton ‘attributive name’ Extra examples ‘My’ is a possessive adjective Adjectives qualify nouns Attributive adjectives precede the noun Predicative adjectives follow the noun
  • English | Definition of English by Merriam-Webster
    Definition of English 1 a : the language of the people of England and the U S and many areas now or formerly under British control b : a particular variety of English distinguished by peculiarities (as of pronunciation) c : English language, literature, or composition when a subject of study 2 plural in construction : the people of England
  • initial (adjective) definition and synonyms | Macmillan . . .
    The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today global English and language change from our blog Definition and synonyms of initial from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Education

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