adjective

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[Ad┬Ějec*tive]

An adjective is a word that modifies a noun (or pronoun) to make it more specific: a "rotten" egg, a "cloudy" day, a "lovely" lady, or a "tall," "cool" glass of water.

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Added to a substantive as an attribute; of the nature of an adjunct; as, an word sentence.

Noun
the word class that qualifies nouns

Noun
a word that expresses an attribute of something

Adjective
applying to methods of enforcement and rules of procedure; "adjective law"

Adjective
of or relating to or functioning as an adjective; "adjectival syntax"; "an adjective clause"


n.
Added to a substantive as an attribute; of the nature of an adjunct; as, an adjective word or sentence.

n.
Not standing by itself; dependent.

n.
Relating to procedure.

n.
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.

n.
A dependent; an accessory.

v. t.
To make an adjective of; to form or change into an adjective.


Adjective

Ad"jec*tive , a. [See Adjective, n.] 1. Added to a substantive as an attribute; of the nature of an adjunct; as, an word 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.

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.

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.

Added to a substantive as an attribute; of the nature of an adjunct; as, an word sentence.

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.

To make an adjective of; to form or change into an adjective.

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Usage Examples

My pet peeve and my goal in life is to somehow get an adjective for 'integrity' in the dictionary. 'Truthful' doesn't really cover it, or 'genuine.' It should be like 'integritus.'

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