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possessive


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Possessive  \Pos*sess"ive\,  n. 
  1.  (Gram.)  The  possessive  case. 
 
  2.  (Gram.)  A  possessive  pronoun,  or  a  word  in  the  possessive 
  case. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Possessive  \Pos*sess"ive\,  a.  [L.  possessivus:  cf  F. 
  possessif.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  possession;  having  or  indicating 
  possession. 
 
  {Possessive  case}  (Eng.  Gram.),  the  genitive  case;  the  case 
  of  nouns  and  pronouns  which  expresses  ownership,  origin, 
  or  some  possessive  relation  of  one  thing  to  another;  as 
  Homer's  admirers;  the  pear's  flavor;  the  dog's 
  faithfulness. 
 
  {Possessive  pronoun},  a  pronoun  denoting  ownership;  as  his 
  name  her  home;  my  book. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  possessive 
  adj  1:  (grammar)  serving  to  express  or  indicate  possession; 
  "possessive  pronouns";  "the  genitive  endings"  [syn:  {genitive}] 
  2:  desirous  of  owning;  "small  children  are  so  possessive  they 
  will  not  let  others  play  with  their  toys" 
  3:  having  or  showing  a  desire  to  control  or  dominate;  "a 
  possessive  parent" 




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