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adjective


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adjective 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  or  functioning  as  an  adjective; 
  "adjectival  syntax";  "an  adjective  clause"  [syn:  {adjectival}] 
  2:  (law)  applying  to  methods  of  enforcement  and  rules  of 
  procedure;  "adjective  law"  [syn:  {procedural}]  [ant:  {substantive}] 
  n  1:  a  word  that  expresses  an  attribute  of  something 
  2:  the  word  class  that  qualifies  nouns 




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