possessive

[pos┬Ěses┬Ěsive]

Being possessive means you're being a little selfish about people or things in your life: you're clinging to them tightly and saying "Mine!"

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Of or pertaining to possession; having or indicating possession.

Adjective S.
desirous of owning; "small children are so possessive they will not let others play with their toys"

Adjective S.
having or showing a desire to control or dominate; "a possessive parent"

Adjective
serving to express or indicate possession; "possessive pronouns"; "the genitive endings"


a.
Of or pertaining to possession; having or indicating possession.

n.
The possessive case.

n.
A possessive pronoun, or a word in the possessive case.


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.

Possessive

Pos*sess"ive , n. 1. (Gram.) The possessive case. 2. (Gram.) A possessive pronoun, or a word in the possessive case.

Of or pertaining to possession; having or indicating possession.

The possessive case.

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Usage Examples

I did not want to put myself on the line, as an Australian playing Britain's greatest comic actor. The fans of Sellers are obsessive, possessive - and aggressive. I did not want to risk their anger - or my own reputation.

Misspelled Form

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