Associations to the word «Adjective»


ADJECTIVE, adjective. (obsolete) Incapable of independent function.
ADJECTIVE, adjective. (grammar) Adjectival; pertaining to or functioning as an adjective.
ADJECTIVE, adjective. (legal) Applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure.
ADJECTIVE, adjective. (chemistry) (of a dye) Needing the use of a mordant to be made fast to that which is being dyed.
ADJECTIVE, noun. (grammar) A word that modifies a noun or describes a noun’s referent.
ADJECTIVE, noun. (obsolete) A dependent; an accessory.
ADJECTIVE, verb. (transitive) To make an adjective of; to form or convert into an adjective.
ADJECTIVE PHRASE, noun. (grammar) A phrase that collectively modifies or describes a noun or pronoun and which can usually be used both attributively and predicatively, can be graded, and be modified by an adverb.
ADJECTIVE PHRASES, noun. Plural of adjective phrase

Dictionary definition

ADJECTIVE, noun. A word that expresses an attribute of something.
ADJECTIVE, noun. The word class that qualifies nouns.
ADJECTIVE, adjective. Of or relating to or functioning as an adjective; "adjectival syntax"; "an adjective clause".
ADJECTIVE, adjective. Relating to court practice and procedure as opposed to the principles of law; "adjective law".

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky